Nominations for the second edition of the Ghana Business Quality Awards (GBQA) have opened in Accra, running from July 3 to July 31, 2018.
This year’s edition is scheduled for October 20, 2018 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, on the theme ‘Building Ghana beyond Aid: The Role of the Private Sector in Economic Growth and Job Creation’.
The GBQA is being organised by Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG) under the auspices of the Ministry of Business Development, with endorsement from the Ghana Standards Authority.
President of EFG, Sam Ato Gaisie, in a statement copied to the B&FT said the second edition of the awards will recognise ten Ghanaian regional business icons as the business pride of their native region, and ten non-Ghanaian business Icons as the business pride representing their various countries.Also, ten best-premium quality products and services that have met the standard of quality demand from consumers and the public in general will be recognised.
As part of EFG’s policy to assist in the creation and mentorship of the youth nationwide, the regional business icons will be required to mentor the youth in entrepreneurship and job creation in their native regions.
The Ghana Business Quality Awards provide for four categories of award: ten Regional Business Icons of the Year, representing each region of Ghana; ten non-Ghanaian Business Icons of the Year; three Quality Leadership Awards of the Year; ten Best Premium Quality Products and Services of the Year.
The Regional Business Icon of the Year assessment criteria will be based on the basis of three parameters: A Ghanaian/non-Ghanaian business executive who is native to a region or a country and has contributed in the social economic and business development; has built enterprises that have had a deep, enduring impact on the economy and the wider society in Ghana; and has exceptional leadership skills, innovative strategies and focus on long-term growth, which has helped make his or her vision for his or her company a reality.
The Best Premium Quality Services of the Year Award criteria assessment will also be based on the basis of three parameters: thus, a registered business in Ghana that has demonstrated overall service quality, competitiveness and innovation.
The Best Premium Quality Products of the Year award assessment criteria will be on the basis of four parameters that demonstrate overall product superior quality; product labelling/packaging; product competitiveness and product standard certification (ISO 9001:2008 certification).
Nomination forms can be downloaded from the website: www.efghana.com