GULF BUSINESS AWARDS 2021

Gulf Business Awards celebrates the region’s business community, lauding the individuals and companies positively impacting and driving the GCC’s economic landscape. Gulf Business has been covering the region’s movers and shakers for 25 years now, and the high-profile attendees at our awards are a reflection of the respected status that the brand enjoys in the region.

 

What makes Gulf Business Awards more prestigious is that the winners are selected by an expert panel of judges.

 

Companies and business leaders are recognised across multiple industrial verticals including energy, tourism and hospitality, transport and logistics, technology, finance, real estate, banking, healthcare and retail. Special accolades include Lifetime Achievement award, Businesswoman of the year and SME of the year, among others. Past winners have included the leaders of some of the region’s biggest and most innovative companies including Emirates, Dubai Airports, Emaar, Emirates NBD, Careem and Souq.com.

NOMINATIONS

 

Nominate your favourite businesses and leaders for the Gulf Business Awards 2021

JUDGING CRITERIA

 

All of the company and business leader shortlists will be judged 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

Logistics and transport

Retail

Energy

Digital transformation

Tourism and hospitality

Investment company of the year

Consumer technology company of the year

Emerging technology company of the year

Healthcare

BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARDS

 

Banking leader

Real estate leader

Logistics and transport leader

Retail leader

Energy leader

Tourism and hospitality leader

Healthcare leader

Technology business leader of the year

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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