The inaugural edition of the‘SMEpost.com – WASME Super SME Awards 2016’ was held on July 09, at the PHD House, New Delhi. These awards have been constituted to celebrate the Success Stories of Indian SME Sector who have scored big through innovative thinking, operational efficiency, futuristic strategies, smart marketing, business growth, contribution to employment generation and exports besides setting new benchmarks in product & service innovation.
Delivering the event overview & awards methodology address on behalf of SMEpost.com, Raktim Das said, “The significance of MSMEs to India’s economic growth and prosperity is well established. The objective of #SuperSMEawards is not only to celebrate SME Success Stories but also to leverage the power of digital media to give the sector its due voice”. Detailing the screening process, Das said, “A proprietary model which is quantitative as well qualitative in nature by featuring key aspects that would determine the performance of an SME was developed by SMEpost.com for screening nominations for the Super SME Awards. The final set of 20 Super SMEs was chosen from among the shortlisted entries by the eminent jury based on a combination of the quantitative scores and qualitative information and discussion around it.”
The high powered Jury panel comprised Editors and media professionals having been associated with leading media brands. It also comprised former and current senior bureaucrats associated with Union & State Governments in various capacities apart from professionals from the Industry and civil society organizations.
Explaining the rationale for the Super SME Awards, Sharad Gupta, Editor, SMEpost.com, said, “The future of Indian business and economy will be driven to a great extent by the SME sector. This award will help motivate SMEs to deliver their best, imbibe better business practices and contribute to the overall growth of the country.”