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Celebrating the best private firms

A gathering of the chiefs of Singapore’s top local, privately-held companies together with guest-of-honour, S Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) and organisers, sponsors and supporters.

Guest-of-honour, S Iswaran, Minister for Trade & Industry (Industry) (second from left) receiving the first copy of Enterprise 50 – The Best SMEs in Singapore – Seventh Series book from the organisers, (from left) Tham Sai Choy, chairman, KPMG Asia Pacific and managing partner, KPMG in Singapore; Alvin Tay, editor, The Business Times and co-chairman of the E50 steering committee and Bernard Yeung, Dean & Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor, National University of Singapore.

Linus Goh, head of Global Commercial Banking at OCBC Bank, the E50 sponsor, delivering his speech.

Patrick Daniel (left), editor-inchief (English/ Malay/Tamil Media Group), Singapore Press Holdings with Loh Boon Chye, chief executive officer, Singapore Exchange.

Vikram Khanna, associate editor, The Business Times.

From right: Elsie Chua, executive vice-president (marketing), Singapore Press Holdings, with Ang Kiam Meng, CEO, Jumbo Seafood and Mrs Jacqueline Ang.

Derek Chew, general manager, Soverus Consultancy & Services, at his table.

From left: Ted Tan, deputy chief executive, Spring Singapore; Bernard Yeung, Dean & Stephen Riady Distinguished Professor, National University of Singapore; BT’s Christine Ang and Poon Hong Yuen, chief executive officer, Spring Singapore, one of the supporters of Enterprise 50.

Priti Aggarwala, director – finance & operations and Vick Aggarwala, president & CEO of Supreme Components International with their trophies for the 5-Year Award and their E50 Award.

Christopher See, associate director, marketing and campaigns, KPMG in Singapore and Chiu Wu Hong, head of enterprise, KPMG in Singapore, and co-chairman of the E50 steering committee.

Nikki Muller the emcee for the night, revving up the evening’s activities at the gala event.

Local entertainer Ming, popularly known as the ‘Suzie Wong of Singapore’, belting out her rendition of Jin Tian Bu Hui Jia.

Guests having a ball of a time with whistles, party poppers and even some impromptu dancing.

The top three E50 winners (from left): Ang Kiam Meng, CEO of Jumbo Group (second position); Chia Kuan Wee, managing director of Rotating Offshore Solutions (first position) and Victor Khaw, director of AllAlloy (third position) which also clinched one of the two 5-Year Awards.

Ho Meng Kit, chief executive officer, Singapore Business Federation, a supporter of E50 2015.

Johnson Chen, managing director of Superworld Holdings.

Home-grown crooner Robert Fernando, entertaining the E50 gala dinner audience.

Helene Raudaschl, managing director, Indoguna (Singapore) receiving her trophy from Tham Sai Choy, chairman, KPMG Asia Pacific & managing partner, KPMG in Singapore. On the left are Linus Goh, head, Global Commercial Banking, OCBC Bank and Alvin Tay, editor, The Business Times and co-chairman of the E50 steering committee.

High-spirited dinner guests having a roaring good time at the gala event.

Ramanathan Arumugasamy, senior application engineer, Rotating Offshore Solutions, happy about his firm’s win.

Connie Kwan, co-founder & managing director, and husband Richard Lee, founder & chief executive officer, Aalst Chocolate, one of the E50 winners.

It’s a good opportunity to widen networks as dinner guests make new acquaintances and greet old friends.

Taking wefies seems to be great fun.

Part of the E50 band that evening.

Guests at the event having some fun with the musicians’ cymbals.

The more than 1,000 dinner guests attending the Enterprise 50 gala event at Resorts World Sentosa. The theme for the awards this year is ‘The Next 50 – Building a Better Tomorrow’.

THE 50 private companies honoured at the Enterprise 50 (E50) Awards dinner on Nov 19 for contributing to economic development in Singapore and abroad came dressed to the nines for the black-tie event held at the Resorts World Sentosa.

Rotating Offshore Solutions, a homegrown marine-

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