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Nominations for the sixth edition of “Made in Ghana Awards and Exhibition” have opened in Accra. The awards, to be held in August this year, on the theme “Promoting Industrialization, the key to  job creation and Economic Development ” the theme is in line with the  government’s vision to industrialize and create jobs  through the one district, one factory initiative .

The award will honor 40 most celebrated Ghanaian personalities and outstanding made in Ghana products and services for the production of quality products and the delivery of efficient services. The deadline for the entries to be submitted for the sixth edition of Made in Ghana Awards 2019 is 30th April, 2019.

The Award is an initiative of Entrepreneur Foundation of Ghana (EFG) endorsed by the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ghana Standards Authority.

The sixth edition of Made in Ghana Awards 2019 is a shortlisted of celebrated Made in Ghana products and services which have exhibited excellence in manufacturing practices and quality service delivery

The Made in Ghana Awards 2019 will also recognize Regional Business Icons as the business pride representing their native regions and non-Ghanaian Business Icons as the business pride representing their various countries, deserving of praise and commendation for their exceptional contribution in job creation and socio- economic development in Ghana.

The purpose of the award is to promote, advertise and market quality products and services in the country in an effort to create awareness and increases the products credibility on international markets.

Criteria

The Product assessment criteria for the nomination will be based on the basis of four parameters that demonstrate overall product superior quality, product labeling/packaging, product competitiveness and product standard certification.

The Service assessment criteria for the nomination will be based on the basis of three parameters that demonstrate overall quality service delivery, competitiveness and innovation.

Categories

The Personality categories include: Regional Business Icons, Non- Ghanaian Business Icons, Industrialist of the Year, and Quality Leadership Award.

The Product categories include: Product of the year; Emerging product, Start up, Indigenous product, Lifetime product, Mineral & Sachet Water, Food & Beverages, Textile & Garments; and Building Materials.

Others are: Pharmaceuticals/Herbal products, Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic products, Rubber and Plastics products, Toiletries and cosmetics products; Wood and Furniture, Aluminum products, Electrical and electronic products, Poultry products, Tissue & Paper Products and Shoes and Bags.

The service categories are, Service Industry of the Year, Indigenous Financial service of the year, manufacturing Company of the Year, non-financial service, hospitality and Tourism, print media and Business group, information technology and Telecommunication services.

The Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG) has opened nominations for the 9th edition of its flagship Ghana Entrepreneur and Corporate Executive Awards 2019.

The deadline for the entries to be nominated for the Ghana most prestigious awards for entrepreneurs & corporate executives is 22nd February, 2019.

The Ghana Entrepreneurs & Corporate Executives Awards 2018 is an initiative of Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG).

Award winners would be honored at a gala dinner scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Accra. On the theme: “Promoting United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals through Private and Public Sector Partnership”.

GECEA is an initiative to honour, reward, inspire and recognize the most successful and respectful corporate executives, entrepreneurs, business executives and public service executives who own and manage successful organizations in the private and public sector.

The awards spotlight is on the success of individuals in top executive positions who make the companies profitable such as Founders, CEOs, Managing Directors, Board Chairpersons, Director Generals, Directors and Corporate senior-level management.

The intention is to give a worthy individual the recognition he/she deserves as well as to use their example to inspire other companies, corporate executives, public sector executives and business leaders to achieve similar success.

The Entrepreneur award focuses on the exceptional contribution by entrepreneurs and business executives who drive Ghana’s private sector.

The Entrepreneur and Business Executives Award categories include: Overall Best Entrepreneur Award, Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year, Outstanding Entrepreneurial Personality Award, Outstanding Entrepreneurial Leadership Award, Lifetime Entrepreneurial Achievement Award, Outstanding Female Entrepreneur of the year, Outstanding Young Entrepreneur, Most Promising Entrepreneur.

Others are: Overall Best Business Personality Award, Young Business Executive Award, Female Business Executive Award and Business Executive Award.

There will also be sector awards in healthcare, banking and finance, herbal industry, IT/Telecommunication, agro-processing, manufacturing, financial services, non- banking, life/ general insurance, property and real estate and oil and gas.

The Corporate & Public Service Executives award also focuses on the exceptional contribution by public and private sector Chief Executives, Managing Directors and Senior Management who drive Ghana’s greatest organizations.

Corporate & Public Service Executives award categories include: Overall Best Corporate Executive Award, Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Year, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Year, Managing Director of the Year, Country Manager of the Year, Chief Operating Officer of the Year. Female Chief Executive, Director General of the Year, Board Chairpersons, Young Chief Executive, Most Promising Chief Executive, Petroleum Chief Executive, Oil & Gas Marketing Chief Executive, Financial Services Chief Executive, Agri-business Chief Executive, Media Chief Executive, and Healthcare Chief Executive.

The rest are Telecommunication Chief Executive of the Year, Information Technology Chief Executive, Business & Investment Chief Executive, Life/General Insurance Chief Executive, Infrastructure Chief Executive, Airline Chief Executive, Manufacturing Chief Executive and Mining Chief Executive.

The Distinguished Honorary Award will focus on a career of distinguished public servants and diplomatic personalities for promoting economic development.

The Distinguished Honorary award categories includes: Distinguished Public Officer of the Year, Outstanding Public Service Personality Award, Young Public Officer Award and Most Promising Public Officer of the Year.

Nomination forms and information can be downloaded from the website: www.efghana.org.gh .

Nominations for the Made in Ghana @ 60 Business Quality Awards, scheduled for September, on the theme: “Celebrating 60 years of business quality and development in Ghana,” have opened.It is being organised by Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG), under the auspices of the Ministries of Trade and Industry and Finance, with endorsement from Ghana Standard Authority.

The Made in Ghana Business Quality Awards 2017 recognises business icons representing the 10 regions, companies, products, and services that have met the standards of quality, deserving of praise and commendation from consumers and the public.
A statement issued by Mr Sam Ato Gaisie, Founder and CEO of EFG said 35 most celebrated regional business icons and outstanding made in Ghana quality products and businesses established since independence in Ghana will be honoured to further explore the possibility of promoting made in Ghana quality products and services.

It is therefore an initiative established with the aim of promoting the use of quality and the adoption of effective quality management methodologies by Ghanaian enterprises in improving industrial competitiveness.

Awards Category
The Ghana@60 edition of Made in Ghana Business Quality Awards provide for six categories of award: Ghana@60 Regional Business Icons of the Year, Diamond Jubilee Business Quality Award Golden Jubilee Business Quality Award, Silver Jubilee Business Quality Award and Made in Ghana Products Quality of the Year Award.

Awards Criteria
The Regional Business Icon of the year assessment criteria will be based on the basis of three parameters; a business executive who is a native of the region and has contributed in the social economic and business development in a community since independence, offering a point of difference from competitors.

The Ghana@60 Business Quality awards assessment criteria will be based on the basis of three parameters; a registered business in Ghana that has demonstrated overall service quality, competitiveness and innovation since independence, offering a point of difference from their competitors.
The Made in Ghana quality products of the year award assessment criteria will be based on the basis of four parameters that demonstrate overall product superior quality, product labeling/packaging, product competitiveness and product standard certification (ISO 9001:2008 certification offering a point of difference from their competitors.

Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG), has opened nominations for Ghana Entrepreneur & Corporate Executive Awards Gala 2017, seventh edition.

The dead line for the entries to be nominated for the Ghana most prestigious awards for entrepreneurs & corporate executives is 31st January 2017.

The Ghana Entrepreneur & Corporate Executive Awards is being organized in association with Omnibank and endorsed by the Ministries of Trade and Industry and Finance.

The award seeks to reward excellence among the most committed and dedicated entrepreneurs and corporate executives in Ghana. The theme for the 2016 awards is: “Promoting Economic Growth through private sector development and corporate governance”.

Ghana Entrepreneur & Corporate Executive Awards

The GECE Awards, is a premier awards competition for emerging entrepreneurs, start-ups, established business owners, innovative and creative entrepreneurs who own and operate businesses and are being given recognition for their achievements in business and also awarded for their contributions to economic growth, as well as their efforts to take their businesses to the next level of success.

The award categories are: Entrepreneur of the year, Industrialist of the year, Woman Entrepreneur ,Young Entrepreneur, Agro Business ,Health & Medical, Pharmaceuticals,  services, Herbal Industry, Homeopathic Services, General Merchant, Household Industry, Oil & Gas,

Others are: Airline Services, Food & Beverage .Automotive, Hospitality Industry, Transport & Logistics, Building & Construction Industry, Rubber & Plastics, Property Management, Real Estate Development Information Communication, Technology, Education, and Commercial Printing Entrepreneur of the year.

The entrepreneurship award judging criteria would include an assessment of entrepreneurial spirit, financial performance and growth, vision and innovation, personal integrity and commitment, strategic marketing involvement and Corporate Social responsibility.

Corporate Executive Awards

The Corporate Executive award is Ghana’s most prestigious business awards event, recognising the individual excellence of senior executives. One of the most hotly contested events for Ghana’s leading executives, the awards do not celebrate a company’s success, but rather the exceptional contribution made by the CEOs, managing directors, and senior management who drive Ghana’s greatest organisations.

The award categories are:Chief Executive Officer of the Year 2016 ,Woman Executive of the year, Media Executive, Oil & Gas Executive, Financial Services Executive, Food & Beverage Executive, Automotive Executive, Hospitality & Tourism Executive.

Others are: Executive, Information Technology Executive, Cosmetics & Toiletries Executive, Insurance Executive, Infrastructure Executive , Airline Executive, Brewery Executive and Mining Executive.

The Corporate Executive award judging criteria would also include an assessment of   Corporate Vision and Innovation, Financial Performance and Growth, Personal Integrity and Commitment, Strategic and Marketing Involvement and Proven Involvement in Corporate Social Responsibility.

Entrepreneur Foundation Of Ghana (EFG), In Collaboration with Ghana Standards Authority, has opened nominations for the maiden edition of Ghana-Made Products Awards 2015, scheduled for October August 2015.

The award will provide the platform for improving Ghana-made Products, as well as create awareness, loyalty, recognition and prestige for the goods.

The Ghana-Made Products Awards will make consumers aware of new and quality products manufactured in the country.

A statement issued in Accra yesterday and signed by the Founder and President of EFG, Mr. Ato Gaisie, and made available to the Daily Graphic, said the event was about showcasing Ghanaian products to the citizenry across the country.

“Despite the numerous challenges that the local industry is facing, its biggest challenge has to do with the unfair competition form low quality imported goods on the Ghanaian market, which is holding back the advancement of the private sector and economic growth of the country. These awards are to facilitate the sale of local products to save the economy” the statement said.

Specific products that are adjudged by the consuming public as embody the highest standard of quality will receive the best Ghana-Made Product Awards.

Consequently, entries will be for locally manufactured products and be scored based on product excellence and quality; product value; product leadership; product features; product benefit and sustainability.

The categories include: product of the year; Emerging product; Innovative products; assembled products; Mineral & Sachet Water; Food & Beverages; Textile & Garments; and Building Materials.

Others are: Pharmaceuticals/Herbal medicine; Rubber and Plastics products; Toiletries and cosmetics products; Art and Craft; Wood and Furniture; Aluminum products, Electrical cable products; Telecommunications; Poultry products; Tissue & Paper Products; and Shoes and Bags.

 

Nominations for Made in Ghana Hall of Fame Awards open

Nominations for the “Made in Ghana Hall of Fame Awards” have opened in Accra. As part of the fifth anniversary celebration of Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG), twenty five most outstanding products and services in Ghana will be inducted into the highest award presented by the organization.

The awards, to be held in October this year, on the theme “Nationalism, The key to Social and Economic Development” will honor and induct 25 most celebrated and outstanding made in Ghana products and services into the Hall of Fame for the production of unique products and the delivery of efficient services.

The Awards, an initiative of Entrepreneur Foundation of Ghana (EFG), is being held under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade and Industry and endorsed by Ghana Standards Authority.

The MIG Hall of Fame honor is a shortlisted of celebrated Made in Ghana products and services which has exhibited excellence in manufacturing practices and standards. Those nominated will be evaluated on their contribution to service delivery achievements in creating economic and social values.

Patronage of made in Ghana products and services

Speaking at the launch, the President of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG), organizers of the event, Mr Sam Ato Gaisie, said the purpose of the award is to expose Ghanaian indigenous products and services to all citizens in the country in an effort to create awareness and promote made in Ghana products and services and also increases the products credibility on international markets.

He advised Ghanaians to patronise made-in-Ghana goods and services to save the cedi from further depreciation, adding that “if we patronise made-in-Ghana products, importation of products would be reduced and we can create more jobs in Ghana.

The award

Per the voting rules this year, 80 per cent of the votes have been assigned to the public while a panel of experts would possess 20 per cent of the voting rights.

 

Criteria

The assessment criteria for the awards include the Product Quality, Product labeling, Product Packaging, Product market sustainability and Product certification.

 

Categories

The three categories include the Twenty Made in Ghana Hall of fame products, Five Made in Ghana Hall of fame service organizations and five Most outstanding Personalities of the Year, including Ghanaian Personality, Industrialist, Civil and Public Service personality of the year. For more information call 0505299858 or email efghana@yahoo.com / info@efghana.com

Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG), has opened nominations for Ghana Entrepreneur Awards Gala 2016, sixth edition.

The dead line for the entries to be nominated for the Ghana most prestigious awards for entrepreneurs is 31st January 2016.

A statement issued in Accra and copied to the Ghana News Agency by Mr. Ato Sam Gaisie, Founder and President of EFG said the award recipients would be honoured at a dinner scheduled for April, at the Banquet Hall, State House in Accra.

The theme for the 2016 awards is: “The role of Entrepreneurship in Economic Growth and Private Sector Development”

EFG launched the awards in 2010 to recognise outstanding Ghanaian and non- Ghanaian permanent resident entrepreneurs to serve as motivation for budding entrepreneurs in sustaining economic growth and generating employment in Ghana.

The key objectives of the awards are to reward the best entrepreneurs in the Ghanaian business community, by showcasing the business leaders and contemporary entrepreneurial spirit and also inspire other Ghanaians to undertake the entrepreneurship path of success.

Entrepreneurs continue to be the engine of growth in Ghana and it is vitally important that their efforts and contributions be recognised, encouraged and celebrated, the statement said.

It said the judging criteria would include an assessment of entrepreneurial spirit, financial performance and growth, vision and innovation, personal integrity and commitment, strategic marketing and corporate social responsibility involvement in Ghana’s economic growth.

A panel of judges will be invited to review the nominations and decide winners in the various categories.

The Personality award categories are: Overall Best Entrepreneur of the Year 2015, Lifetime Entrepreneur Achievement, International Entrepreneur, Business Group Entrepreneur, Woman Entrepreneur and Young Entrepreneur

Enterprises award categories are: Outstanding Entrepreneur in Manufacturing and Micro/Small Industry, Agri-Business, Banking and Finance Cosmetics and Toiletries Pharmaceutical and Health care, Petroleum and Gas

Others are Food and Beverages, Road Transport, Automotive, Hospitality and Tourism Industry, Electrical Engineering, Property and Real Estate Development, Building and Construction. Education, Information Technology and Telecommunication.

 

Entrepreneur’s Corporate Supportive Award Categories are: Entrepreneur’s Supportive Banking and Non-Banking Institutions of the Year, Insurance, Telecommunication, Petroleum, Health and Medical Service Organizations of the Year Award 2015 for their role in providing quality and friendly services to entrepreneurs.

For more information, please call; 0208111528, 0302322868 or send an email to info@efghana.org.gh / efghana@yahoo.com.