Over 200 companies have been shortlisted for the third Ghana Business Awards which is scheduled for October 30, 2020.
The 213 companies were shortlisted out of the 307 companies and individuals that submitted their nominations to be considered for the awards.
The awards is being organised by Globe Productions in partnership with the Ministry of Business Development, with support from the Graphic Business, Nobel International Business School (NiBS), Media General and the Institute of Directors.
A release from the organisers noted that the awards which sought to promote business excellence nationally and internationally, as well as provide an unparalleled opportunity for networking among industry players, would jointly be chaired by the Peace Council Chairman, Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Asante, and the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Nuhu Sharubutu.
It said the awards would recognise and reward excellence across all sectors of industry in Ghana and provide the platform for individuals and companies that played significant roles in the growth and development of the business sector. It will also promote open dialogue between relevant stakeholders in the public and private sectors on adopting the right strategies to stimulate post-COVID-19 economic recovery in Ghana, and to ensure a future of hope and shared prosperity for all Ghanaians.
“In line with the theme: "Mobilising businesses to promote Peace and Tolerance towards the general election," with a team of technical expertise (Awarding Board) and independent consultants, chaired by Prof. Kweku Atuahene, the award categories are modelled to recognise important commercial and industrial players that contribute significantly to the economy.”
This year’s awards will be preceded by a business summit themed: "Impact of COVID-19 on Business Sustainability: A Review of Big Businesses, SMEs and Start-ups," and an exhibition at 9a.m.
It will be climaxed with the awards night and dinner at 6p.m.
The special guest of honour will be the Minister of Business Development, Dr Mohammed Awal.