FOUR stand-out local companies were honoured at the British Chamber of Commerce's annual business awards last night while a young go-getter was also singled out.
The awards, now in their 14th year, aim to showcase some of the best business practices and recognise outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals here.
Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), Brewerkz Restaurant & Microbrewery, International Engine Component Overhaul (IECO) and Portfolio Builders were the local corporate winners, with entrepreneur Jingle Chen, 31, named young professional of the year.
"The themes of innovation, creativity, productivity and business growth continue to be the mainstay of our awards, and reflect the constantly evolving landscape of business in Singapore, both at a multinational company level, as well as increasingly at a smaller company and new start-up level," noted British Chamber of Commerce president Hugo Walkinshaw in his opening speech at the ceremony at the Shangri-La Hotel.
RWS won the award for exceptional corporate social responsibility (CSR) practice.
Brewerkz took home the award for customer service excellence, while IECO was recognised for productivity improvement.
IECO is a 50-50 joint venture between Rolls-Royce and SIA Engineering Company.
Portfolio Builders won the small business rising star award.
Other firms that took home awards last night included Rolls-Royce for innovation in business, market research agency Kadence International for outstanding professional services, and communications consultancy Reading Room, which won for inspirational creativity.
The excellence in education and training award went to Stamford American International School.