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Winners Announced for RAK Free Zones Business Excellence Awards 2016

SPI Group is glad to be associated with the RAK Business Excellence Awards and congratulates all the winners.

It was an extraordinary evening of business recognition and excellence at the gorgeous Rixos Bab Al Bahr as Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ) and Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA) awarded the top 10 winners with the first joint RAK Free Zones Business Excellence Awards on 19th January 2017. These 10 organizations have shown relentless commitment and organizational excellence towards improving and strengthening the socio-economic future of Ras Al Khaimah.

The award winners and runners-up were selected through a systematic assessment process by an independent judging committee from the IPE.

“We have been organising the Business Excellence Awards for three successive years now, but the gratifying feeling of showcasing the hard work of passionate companies never gets old,” said His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of RAK FTZ and RAKIA. “Knowing that we have played a vital role in nurturing these truly admirable companies makes me very proud”.

The recipients of the 2016 RAK Free Zones Business Excellence Awards are:

Best New Startup
Salaty, a provider of prayer essentials for women and children

Best New Technology
Burkert Middle East, a manufacturer of measurement and control systems for liquid and gases

Best Small Business of the Year
Stafford Associates, one of the oldest distance learning providers in the Middle East

Fastest Growing Company – Small
Synergy International, a technical resource engineering company

Fastest Growing Company – Medium & Large
International Armored Group, an armored vehicle manufacturer with unparalleled safety and performance record

Best Industrial Company of the Year – Small Size
Spatial Composite Solutions, one of the global leaders in providing cabin crew training simulators

Best Industrial Company of the Year – Medium size 
Naturelle, a manufacturer of FMCG products for the various brands of Dabur International

Best Industrial Company of the Year – Large size 
ARC International Middle East, one of the leading producers of glass tableware products

Best Contributor to Ras Al Khaimah Development
Utico, the largest full-service private utility in the Middle East

Best Corporate Social Responsibility
Future College FZE, an academic infrastructure provider

The ceremony also honored the runners-up including D Raama Clothing, Experio International, Kersten Middle East, Abiya Building Materials Trading, TAG Middle East, Global Processing, Ocean Rubber Factory, CORE, and Mahindra Emirates Vehicles Armouring.

Speaking on the occasion, Ramy Jallad, CEO of RAK FTZ and RAKIA, commended the winners saying, “We received a huge number of remarkable applications this year, but the names we revealed tonight were the ones that truly exceeded expectations in serving their respective stakeholders and the community of Ras Al Khaimah. Congratulations to all the winners. I wish that their journey to excellence continues and serves as an inspiration to other businesses in the UAE”. He also said that both the free zones would continue to support and uplift the businesses in emirate with the aim of consolidating RAK’s position as a highly attractive business destination for investors from all over the world.

“This 2017, RAK FTZ and RAKIA will roll out major developments, but the motivation of why we do what we do will always stay the same – and that is to keep innovating the business-friendly environment that we provide to our clients. Facilitating their growth so they can reach new milestones will always be on the top of our list,” he concluded.

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