Ex-construction worker turned boss wins top entrepreneur award
It reads like a modern day fairytale: a foreign construction worker turned boss has won a top entrepreneurship prize.
The chairman of Sunhuan Construction, Mr Sun Lai Fong,58, was named the overall winner in the 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year Award on Wednesday night.
He won the award co-organised by the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (Asme) and the Rotary Club of Singapore.
Such entrepreneurs are key in the local economy, as SMEs make up 99 per cent of the 170,000 enterprises here and employ 70 per cent of the workforce.