It was a moment of achievement as Juma Al Majid Group's Al Arabia Elevators and Moving Systems, for the first time was one of the 19 winners in the second cycle of the International Business Excellence Awards which was hosted by Awards International in partnership with the Department of Economic Development in Dubai (DED), Cranfield School of Management and Sharjah Tatweer Forum.
The winners were announced at a gala on 18 May 2016 where there were 26 category award winners. The two-day event included over 100 presentations given by the finalists to panels of expert judges. Categories included marketing, financial services, retail, customer experience and sustainability. The awards represent an annual programme aiming to recognize business excellence across the world. As a means of supporting Dubai EXPO 2020 and UAE Vision 2021, the IBX Awards will always be held in Dubai.
Honoured by HH Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai International Marine Club, H.E. Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of Dubai Department of Economic Development, Juma Al Majid Group's Al Arabia Elevators and Moving Systems was one among the first 19 categories.
Says Mr, Mark Hamill, Managing Director of Awards International, 'There were over 85 finalist presentations in 26 categories, from over 16 different countries, the judges had a fantastic insight into how companies do business across the many different sectors and across the world. Feedback from the judges so far has been very positive with many judges informing us about how much they have learnt in two days.
'Some categories were really competitive and it was a challenge choosing the finalists in categories such as the Customer Experience and Voice of the Customer, while finalists in Technology and Smart Technology categories were competitive. As this was the second year of the IBX Awards, the companies were much better prepared than in year one. The level of competition also saw an increase this year.'
Juma Al Majid's Al Arabia Elevators and Moving Systems, one of the proud winners of the award, won the niche in the category 'Real Estate and Construction'.
Says Dr. Saleh Chehade, Chief Contracting Officer, Contracting and Services Sector of Juma Al Majid Group, 'Excellence is important and considering the stringent competition in the market today, I applaud my team's achievement'.
Says Mr. Sofian Ghanayim, Director of Agencies, Contracting and Services Sector of Juma Al Majid Group, 'Behind every success, there is a committed team. We are all proud of our team and the efforts made, towards this great achievement'.
Says Mr. Ghassan Chemali, General Manager of Al Arabia Elevators and Moving Systems, 'I am very pleased that we have won the IBX award. I'd like to congratulate all members of our team with special thanks to Ms. Rachelle Al Saliby, as well as Ms. Sona Manoj Kumar, Mr. Mohammad Nashash, and Mr. Ibrahim Amin'.
Says Dr. Souraj Salah, Business Process Improvement Manager of Contracting and Services Sector, 'Our achievement is the result of dedication, hard work and team spirit. This is the first time Al Arabia Elevators and Moving Systems has won International Business Excellence Award and we are proud of our moment.'
Juma Al Majid Group
Juma Al Majid Group began its humble beginnings in 1950 with the drive and vision of the visionary H.E. Juma Al Majid. Today 65 years later the Group is a conglomerate with over 38 companies. Defined into different sectors the business lines are Trading and Manufacturing, Automobiles, Heavy Duty Equipment, FMCG, Property, Travel Agencies, Hospitality, Contracting and Services ( the four pillars are manufacturing, electro-mechanical contracting, facilities management and technical products trading) and Investment. The conglomerate is governed by the leadership of the Chairman H.E. Juma Al Majid and Vice - Chairman H.E. Khalid Juma Al Majid and a team of select top management. H.E. Juma Al Majid is the recipient of the award and title 'UNHCR Humanitarian Champion' for the year 2016.
The International Business Excellence Awards recognise business excellence from across the world with the Finals and Awards Ceremony being the culmination of an engaging and exciting awards journey for all participants. The Awards are supported by respected thought-leaders and business excellence institutes and consultancies from around the world, and delivered by Awards International whose sole purpose is provision of expertise in business awards.
The Awards aim to support organisations and businesses as a vehicle for sharing best practice and for promoting continuous improvement, learning and personal development.
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