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Business News of Tuesday, 28 November 2017


Maiden edition of Business Excellence Awards to take off

CEO of the UKGCC, Tony Burkson CEO of the UKGCC, Tony Burkson

Executives of the UK-Ghana Chamber of Commerce (UKGCC), an organization working as the voice for British businesses looking to access and engage with the Ghanaian market, is ready for its maiden edition of an award ceremony, ‘Business Excellence Awards and Dinner Gala’.

The event, expected to happen on Saturday, 2nd December 2017 at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra, is aimed at acknowledging excellence in business amongst companies operating here in Ghana. It will also create a platform for interactions between members of the chamber, top government officials of Ghana, as well as other key players in Ghana’s corporate community.

The CEO of the UKGCC, Tony Burkson, said “We are all set for the first Business Excellence Award ceremony. With 16 categories of awards, this gala will celebrate not just Ghana, but our members and their businesses. We have members winning the Employer of the Year, Exporter of the Year, SME of the year, Best CSR Project and Best Logistics Company.

The rest are Best Brand of the Year, Most successful company of the year, Best Local Partner, Best Social Impact Project, Best Think-Tank, Best Engine Graduate, Best in Innovation and British Entrepreneur of the Year”.

Mr Burkson further revealed that the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), Mr Yofi Grant will be recognized by the chamber for driving trade between Ghana and the UK. “Mr Yofi Grant was instrumental in getting the green light for the Aqua Africa project as well as leading trade missions from Ghana to meet with UK trade delegations, and he has consistently lobbied for our members”, he added.

He also emphasized that the chamber provides assistance to Ghanaian companies investing in the UK. “We will continue with our mission which is to push the trade agenda between Ghana and the UK”, he stated.

The Meeting and Events Director of Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, Oana Rugina congratulated UKGCC for the active work in Ghana as she expressed her company’s excitement about the event. “We are happy to be a partner in this wonderful event that seeks to grow the Ghanaian economy”. She added.

Top personalities expected to grace the ceremony include the President of the Republic of Ghana, H.E Nana Addo-Dankwa Akuffo Addo, and the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Iain Walker among others.