The closing date for the Fiji Development Bank’s (FDB) National Small and Medium Enterprise (NSME) Awards 2022 has been extended to Sunday, 07 May 2023.
According to the CEO of FDB, Mr Saud Minam, the Bank has received requests from SME owners for this extension as they require more time to collate relevant documents required for each category.
“We have received an overwhelming response from the target audience but we want to give some more time to those owners who are looking to apply but need some guidance and additional time to submit their applications,” said Mr Minam.
Customers of FDB as well as non-customers can apply in multiple categories through the FDB website www.fdb.com.fj.
The CEO also revealed that the NSME Awards 2022 will be held on Thursday, 15 June 2023. The award ceremony will be officiated by His Excellency President Ratu Wiliame Maivalili Katonivere.
“We are on track with the screening process preparations, which will start after the closing date and we are also getting ready for the big event.”
Mr Minam also acknowledged the sponsors Vodafone, FijiCare Insurance, Reserve Bank of Fiji, Tower Insurance, Sun Insurance and Digicel for their kind support towards the main event.
There are three categories with 10 awards to win and one overall winner.
Category 1: Developing SMEs | $5,000 prize per Award
Category 2: Impact Awareness SMEs | $5,000 prize per Award
Category 3: Empowerment Awards | $5,000 prize per Award
National SME of the Year | $10,000