Enterprise 50 2019
BUSINESS leaders and VIPs turned up to honour and celebrate the accomplishments of Singapore's top 50 privately held companies at the Enterprise 50 (E50) Awards gala dinner on Nov 26.
OVER the past 25 years years, more than 600 local businesses have been recognised and rewarded for their excellence, innovation, sustainable and sound business models through the annual Enterprise 50 (E50) Awards.
AS we get used to talking to chatbots and letting algorithms inform processes and decisions, some may think the days of customer service representatives and marketing consultants are numbered.
ONE doesn't have to be in the construction and real estate industry to know the importance of a good foundation to a building. But it certainly helps to know how to apply the same principle to one's business: by establishing it on the right values from the start.
PRAVEEN Kumar Jain, managing director of Valency International Trading, sees volatility as "good for business" for the commodity trading house that he founded. This is because the company can profit if its traders price its commodities correctly, he tellsThe Business Times in an interview.
CLOUD and wireless systems are almost as common these days at the workplace as filing cabinets and fax machines once were. It was a different story 10 years ago when security provider Ademco Security Group adopted them.
MAO Sheng Quanji Construction, FotoHub Holdings and Mr Bean International have all embarked on their own enterprise transformation journeys successfully. The Business Times speaks to them to find out how they did it, what challenges they faced along the way, how crucial the change has been and how others can follow in their footsteps.
V3 Smart Technologies, the homegrown tech developer that specialises in fleet and asset tracking and mobile workforce applications, is determined to establish itself as a global brand.
FOR precision motion control specialists Akribis Systems, a hair's breadth is big. Developing and building direct drive motors, stages and precision systems, Akribis has seen its products as components in manufacturing systems that require accuracy in movements down to the nanometre.
A five-day work week is the norm for most Singaporeans, but not for Rodney Cheong. The managing director of Seiko Architectural Wall Systems has been turning up for work every day of the week for the past decade and more. "I sleep in a bit later on Sundays, and I go in to work after lunch, but have dinner with my family," says Mr Cheong.
PULL-UP bars, bunk beds and foosball tables. Sixty-odd employees in matching hoodies huddled over screens . A fully stocked kitchen and a dining table fitted with an automated lazy susan. M-DAQ's office checks all the boxes when it comes to what you would imagine a typical startup to look like, but this homegrown fintech darling is far from average.
BUFFETTED by headwinds from an ongoing US-China trade war and sluggish global growth, Singapore optics manufacturer Hua Yu (S) still manages to see a silver lining despite having a tougher year.
LOCAL property agency Huttons Asia is looking to hire more property agents at a time when more buyers and sellers are opting to do without them, and star agents have left the firm, according to its chief executive.
WHEN Chye Thiam Maintenance was setting up its new material recovery facility at Sungei Kadut last year, the environmental services firm didn't change the sign outside the building to its own until the facility was up and running.
AIR-CONDITIONING contractor D-Team Engineering has had a tough year, even with the gradual pick-up in the construction sector, but its management team said they are exploring new clients and income streams.
WHAT does the E50 award mean to your company? What are your company's future plans?
You may have sighted a 1m-tall robot cleaning the floor and collecting garbage at Jewel Changi Airport.
When Mr Adam Khoo first shared his idea of teaching financial lessons to a worldwide audience on YouTube in 2016, his friends did not think it would take off.