Suva, Fiji. The stage is set for the 22nd Fiji Business Excellence Awards (FBEA) organised by the Fiji National University’s (FNU) National Training and Productivity Centre which will be held this evening at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva.
11 organisations will be recognised at the 22nd Fiji Business Excellence Awards night and organisers have also included a special award to recognise a productivity champion.
NTPC’s Manager Quality Awards Bob Mitchell said the strong support from industry and government has seen the fundamental success of the Business Excellence initiative which has been evident based on the increasing number of organisations that have embarked on the journey.
“There is a special award that we will be presented for the very first time and in support of NTPC’s association with Asian Productivity Organisation over the three decades, we will present an APO Regional award to a fellow Fijian,” Mitchell said.
“This Individual had made outstanding contributions with significant impact or achievements in the Asia-Pacific region in the categories which includes excellence in policy formulation and strategic thinking, or leadership and management, that enable new, innovative ideas for productivity improvement to flourish, leading to enhanced, sustainable productivity movements, institutional building, and institutional cooperation for improving productivity in the region.”
The event will follow strict COVID-19 safe protocols which all guests have been briefed on. Around 200 guests are expected at the prestigious awards event comprising leading business leaders from all sectors of Fiji.
Director NTPC Dr Isimeli Tagicakiverata, who is also Alternate APO Director for Fiji, said NTPC is proud to serve the nation in promoting business excellence and productivity in Fiji.
“NTPC is the National Productivity Organisation and is mandated by the Fijian Government to provide training and consultancy services to organisations so that they become efficient, productive, and can compete in the domestic, national, regional, and global markets,” he said.
“Fiji’s Business Excellence Framework assists organisations in addressing a dynamic environment, focusing on strategy-driven performance, achieving customer and workforce engagement, and improving governance and ethics, societal responsibilities, competitiveness, and long-term organisational sustainability.”
“It is a night for celebration to all the award winners for their hard work, resilience and reflecting on their business excellence journey during the most challenging period of Covid-19. It is also a night for best practise sharing by the winners and encouraging other Fijian organisations to come on board.”
The Fiji Business Excellence Awards (FBEA) is a set of prestigious national awards designed to improve productivity and quality for organisations in Fiji. The FBEA was introduced in Fiji to promote business excellence by providing a framework or criteria for assessment that is based on similar principles as other Business Excellence (BE) or Quality Awards throughout the world. As such, it is the most prestigious award that promotes business excellence in Fiji.
The Fiji Quality Awards (FQA) was launched in 1998, and in 2004, the Fiji Quality Awards was rebranded as the Fiji Business Excellence Awards (FBEA).
His Excellency The President of the Republic of Fiji, Ratu Wiliame Katonivere will be the Chief Guest at the event.