GULF BUSINESS AWARDS 2020

 

 

The Gulf Business Awards is one of the most prestigious ceremonies celebrating the GCC business community. For more than two decades we have covered the region’s movers and shakers and the attendees of our annual awards night are a reflection of the respected status the Gulf Business magazine and gulfbusiness.com website enjoy in the Gulf.

 

Unlike other regional accolades based on contributions or politics, the winners are selected by an expert panel of judges.

 

The prospect of taking home a Gulf Business Award has brought the cream of the business crop back to our ceremony each year. The night itself also offers opportunities for brands and businesses to rub shoulders with the Gulf region’s corporate elite, including industry titans, government officials and entrepreneurs.

 

For each industry category we recognise a company and a business leader, with several other special accolades also given in the form of the lifetime achievement award, businesswoman of the year, and more. Following this, the most deserving business leader and company will be selected for the prestigious accolade of overall ‘Gulf Business business leader of the year' and 'Gulf Business company of the year’. Past winners have included the leaders of some of the region’s most exciting and important companies including Emirates, Dubai Airports, Emaar, Emirates NBD, Careem and Souq.com.

NOMINATIONS

 

Nominations for the Gulf Business Awards are closed for this year.

JUDGING CRITERIA

 

All of the company and business leader nominations will come from the public and the judges. Those shortlisted will be carefully measured on the following criteria.

  • All
  • Category
Innovation

A company’s/business leader's ability to lead a sector through thought-leadership, continual innovation and cutting edge strategy.

Growth/expansion

Company growth in the last year and expansion into new markets.

Financial results

Company results in terms of assets, profits and turnover taken in a wider market context.

Product quality

The ability to deliver exceptional, innovative, customer-orientated products of the highest quality.

Service delivery

The ability to provide excellent service to all stakeholders including customers, partners and suppliers.

Corporate social responsibility

A firm’s efforts to give something back to wider society in terms of mentorship, environmental concerns, charity and corporate social responsibility.

COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARDS

 

Banking

Real estate company

Aviation and transport company

Retail company

Energy company

Tourism and hospitality company

Healthcare company

BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

 

Banking leader

Real estate leader

Aviation and transport leader

Retail leader

Energy leader

Tourism and hospitality leader

Healthcare leader

BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS

 

From the winners of the Company and Business leader of the year category for each sector, only one will receive the prestigious accolade of overall:

GULF BUSINESS COMPANY OF THE YEAR

GULF BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR

The awards below recognise individual excellence:

INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

BUSINESSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

SME OF THE YEAR

DISRUPTOR OF THE YEAR

SUSTAINABILITY COMPANY OF THE YEAR

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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