Business Excellence Awards 2022
The BMCC Business Excellence Awards are back for their third edition to celebrate commerce and honour the very best of the UK and Malaysian companies across a range of achievement categories.
The Business Excellence Awards is the BMCC’s grandest and most prestigious event of the year. First launched in 2018 in conjunction with the BMCC’s 55th Anniversary, the Awards was established as a flagship series designed to recognise commerce and commemorate the very best of UK and Malaysian companies across a range of achievement categories. Through its memorable annual iterations, the Awards have come to epitomise an eminent standard of recognition offered to companies that have excelled and progressed in the business landscape of both countries. After another successful sequel, the BMCC Awards will return in 2023!
UK-Malaysia Business of the Year: Owen Mumford Malaysia
The pinnacle of the night came at the announcement of the winner of the UK-Malaysia Business of the Year, where the coveted title was claimed by Owen Mumford Malaysia. Incorporated in 2014 as the 1st manufacturing hub outside of the UK and as a regional HQ for the Asia Pacific, Owen Mumford Malaysia has seen consistent growth over the past few years, with the expansion of their investments over the last couple of years.
Owen Mumford Malaysia is the first medical device company certified with B Corp certification in recognition of corporate responsibility. Being a B Corp organisation carries much responsibility, not least the commitment to continual assessment of progress in the sustainable agenda and have anchored all the efforts to a single goal – a pledge to achieve net-zero by 2045.
This award recognises a UK company investing in Malaysia or a Malaysian company investing in the UK, having displayed a stellar track record of investment in the opposite country by building on its successful local business; bringing mutual economic benefit to both nations.
UK-Malaysia Partnership of the Year: AstraZeneca Malaysia
AstraZeneca Malaysia, out-rivalled strong competition to claim the UK-Malaysia Partnership of the Year award. Astra Zeneca’s win is in recognition of their partnership with Sunway University to establish the Health Innovation Hub in 2021. The partnership has opened doors for more collaborations with other stakeholders such as the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation as well as the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation to help Malaysia’s strategic thrust towards making healthcare more accessible and affordable through digital healthcare.
The outstanding award goes to an individual or company that has successfully partnered with a UK or Malaysian counterpart. The joint-venture collaboration and synergies created through this partnership will have driven exceptional commercial results and shown significant value-creation to the economy; capitalising on the best of UK & Malaysia expertise through a seamless partnership.
This award was sponsored by the GSK Pharmaceutical Sdn Bhd.
Diversity and Inclusion: Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia
Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia won the Diversity and Inclusion Award, a highly competitive award category with a total of 11 nominations received. The judges deliberated hard and long over the submissions for this category and were glad to see more and more companies putting diversity, equity and inclusivity on their business agenda. Standard Chartered Bank Berhad’s overall submission demonstrating outstanding commitment to fostering the spirit of diversity and inclusion in the workplace through effective strategies and initiatives gave them a slight edge over the others.
This award recognises and celebrates organisations across all industries that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to fostering the spirit of diversity and inclusion within the workplace through effective strategies and initiatives.
This award was sponsored by BP Business Service Centre Asia Sdn Bhd.
Technology and Innovation: Arup Jururunding Sdn Bhd
Technology and Innovation Award went to Arup Jururunding Sdn Bhd, for their use of disruptive innovative technologies to increase efficiency and integration of Virtual Reality into their engagement with stakeholders creating the differentiating factor to secure this award.
This award is given to an organisation that have successfully pursued new solutions through the application of digital, innovative and disruptive technologies to operate with greater efficiency and ultimately contributing to Malaysia’s productivity enhancement and paving the way towards technological advancement especially in the last two years.
UK-Malaysia Education Institutional Partnership: Lancaster University
Lancaster University was named the winner of the inaugural UK-Malaysia Education Institutional Partnership. The award was introduced to recognise UK higher or further education institution that has partnered with Malaysian organisations to deliver significant impact in the last 5 years. Lancaster University bagged this award for their partnership with Sunway University in establishing the Future Cities Research Institute as well as for their multidimensional partnerships in creating jobs and encouraging knowledge transfer, which benefits both Malaysia and the UK over a longer-term.
This award recognises a UK higher or further education institution that has partnered with Malaysian organisation(s) to deliver significant impact in the last 5 years. The joint-venture collaboration and synergies created through this partnership will have driven exceptional results and shown significant value-creation to the education sector in Malaysia; capitalising on the best of UK & Malaysia expertise through a seamless partnership.
This award was sponsored by the British Council Malaysia.
Outstanding ESG: Sime Darby Property
The Outstanding ESG Award was won by Sime Darby Property. The award is aimed to recognise the achievements of a company that has demonstrated outstanding achievements in adopting ESG practices, and ultimately contributing significantly towards the environment and communities, as well as advocating for these initiatives within their industry, supply chains, and clients. Sime Darby Property stood out with their clear sustainability framework, commitments as well as more importantly, for being strong advocate and their active external participation in championing the sustainability agenda.
This award seeks to recognise the achievements of a company that have demonstrated outstanding achievements in adopting ESG practices, and ultimately contributing significantly towards the environment and communities, as well as advocating for these initiatives within their industry, supply chains and clients.
This award was sponsored by HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad.