Awards in the Developing SMEs category include: Agriculture, Wholesale/Retail, Tourism, Professional Business Services and Manufacturing.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA • demonstrates innovative traits or business methods; • shows evidence of success as measured by sales and profits; • demonstrates acceptable banking habits and savings trend; • demonstrates efficient book keeping attributes; • exhibits business potential for long-term success, and • demonstrates Environmental awareness and a commitment to the community.

JUDGING CRITERIA • evidence of a unique approach, product, or service resulting in a strategic advantage in the marketplace; • evidence of strong financial performance and business growth within the competitive marketplace in which they operate; • evidence of acceptable banking habits and savings trend; • evidence of efficient book keeping attributes; • a sound business plan and sales and marketing strategy; • environmental awareness and a commitment to the community, and • strong leadership and management with the ability to drive the business forward.

Fijiana Cacao
Winner of the 2017 Manufacturing Award in the Developing SMEs Category sponsored by KOOKAÏ