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Business News of Friday, 16 December 2016

Source: The Informer

First Sky wins Best Enterprise Award

An ever-growing Ghanaian company, the First Sky, has won yet another award as the Best Enterprise – Regional leader category, for its feat and reputation, world-wide, in terms of service delivery.

The award scheme, put forward by Socrates Almanac Editorial Board, Oxford, to honour regional businesses across the globe; in a letter informing the Corporate Chief Executive Officer [CEO] of First Sky, Mr. Seddy Kutortse, of his company’s terrific performance, states; “First Sky is invited as a laureate for the Best Enterprise Award to attend the Socrates Gala Ceremony as a regional leader in accordance with, the evaluation of the English edition ‘Socrates Almanac’ [Oxford].

An assessment is based on public and business reputation’s criteria.”

The award ceremony slated for December 20, 2016, at the Oxford Town Hall, UK, among others, is also aimed at defining prominent companies with their further promotion and assistance to joining [our] global community; networking and partnership attraction worldwide amongst members, by growing a chain of subsidiaries and official partners in 60 countries.

As the undisputable flagship of Ghana’s construction industry, the First Sky Construction firm is credited for its signature 27.7km MIDA road project, which was completed in record time; the on-going 27-kilometre road project in Krachi-West District [Kete-Krachi] in the Volta Region, scheduled to be completed in 2017, and many others.

Awards

In August this year, Mr. Eric Seddy Kutortse and his Construction firm, the First Sky Limited, were adjudged the Outstanding Construction Company of the Year [2016] by The West African Regional Magazine at its 3RD Edition of the T.W.A.R.M Business & Leadership AWARDS and duly honoured at the GROSVENOR HOUSE HOTE, in Dubai.

It would also be recalled that, in April this year, Mr. Eric Seddy Kutortse and his group of companies - First Sky Construction Limited and Volta Serene Hotel, were recognised during Ghana Entrepreneur Awards 2016, held at the State House Banquet Hall, in Accra.

Mounting the podium, twofold, for recognition at that forum, Mr. Eric Seddy Kutortse, first picked the Group Chief Executive of the Year Award 2015, and second, for his Volta Serene Hotel, for its stupendous hospitality [Hospitality & Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year Award -2015] services.

Mr. Eric Seddy Kutortse and his company, have also received commendation from His Excellency, John Dramani Mahama, during his “Accounting to the People tour” of the Volta Region - to inspect projects, including road constructions being undertaken by the group –First Sky.

Happy with the sterling performance of First Sky Construction Limited, the President, noted that even though people have some misgivings about Ghanaian contractors, services offered by the company under-reference, promote the overall developmental agenda of the country – thus both human and infrastructural development; and commended him for the good work done.

Profile

Mr. Eric Seddy Kutortse is the Chairman of First Sky Group of Companies with First Sky Construction; First Sky Commodities and Volta Serene Hotel, with Serene Insurance, as subsidiaries.

Born on March 5, 1972, at Awate Todzi, a village in the Volta Region, where he had his basic education; proceeded to Kpando Secondary School and came out with distinction in the Ordinary (O) Level Examination.

He obtained his Advance Level Certificate in the same school [Kpasec]after which he got enrolled at the Ghana’s premier university, the University of Ghana, Legon.

Soon, after earning a Bachelor Degree from the University of Ghana, Legon, Eric, conceived the idea of going into civil work, so began constructing bridges under the registered name, First Sky Construction Ltd.

From a small one-roomed office, First Sky Construction Ltd. had grown to assume a group status - First Sky Group - with an ultramodern office complex at Community 25, Tema, in the Greater Accra-Ghana.

Eric currently, holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Project Management from GIMPA. Established in 2002, the First Sky Construction Ltd. has grown significantly over the last decade and is managed by a highly multi-skilled professional team, aiding timely delivery and within budget.

In 2015, Mr. Kutortse, established the Volta Serene Hotel, a luxurious 4-Star hotel, in the Volta Regional Capital, Ho.

The plush facility, has 72 rooms inclusive of a Presidential suite, chalets, state-of-the-art executive rooms, ultra-modern conference facilities, an amazing array of recreational and entertainment facilities including a night club.

The First Sky Group, under the leadership of its chairman, over the years, has also supported several social and religious causes.