The Malta Independent 18 February 2020, Tuesday

Business 1st awarded National Prize for Enterprise Support

The Malta Business Weekly Thursday, 17 January 2019, 16:17 Last update: about 2 years ago

Business 1st was named the winner of the latest edition of the National Prize for Enterprise Support. More than a competition, the award raises awareness about entrepreneurship both locally and nationally.

The selection committee considers initiatives by local councils, ministries, civil departments, authorities and public entities, public-private partnerships, schools, trade organisations, NGOs, public education institutes, the University of Malta, trade unions, and professional associations.


The Business 1st App was declared winner of Category B and was, therefore, nominated for the European Enterprise Promotion Award, along with GRTU, the winner of another category. The EEP Awards were held in Graz, Austria, in November.

The Business 1st project consisted of the creation of a One-Stop-Shop for government services for business; enterprise support through training activities and information; process simplification for entrepreneurs; a focus on new entrepreneurs to receive a comprehensive service and guidance during the registration process; access to a variety of services by the Call Centre, email, mobile app, and face-to-face services at the centre in Mrieħel; and specialised joint ventures with several partners including Malta Enterpris,, MEIB, GRTU.

The €10,000 prize awarded was donated by Business 1st to Dar tal-Providenza.  


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