The six winners of the first-ever Malta International Business Awards (MIBA) were announced at an event held on Friday 10th November. The awards were instituted to honour the achievements of Malta-based companies seeking to internationalise their products and service.
Representing the best of Maltese exports to the world, the winner of the six categories of MIBA are:
Small Business Category: 365 Squared
Medium-Sized Business Category: Altaro
Large Business Category: Toly Group
Emerging Markets Category: Medserv
Innovation Exporter Category: Ascent Software
High Potential Exporter Category: Thynk Software
Overall Winner: Toly Group
The Awards were endorsed by the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade Promotion. The winners of each category were announced at a gala dinner on Friday 10th November held at The Radisson Blu Resort, St. Julian’s.
For this inaugural edition, TradeMalta received a total of 38 applications containing more than 900 supporting documents. The finalists have been identified following a rigorous scoring process which was published with the Entrant Guide and each participant was asked to submit documentation pertaining to a host of parameters, including international turnover, profitability, internationalisation efforts, competitive advantage, and innovation and internationalisation capacity. The audit firm Grant Thornton assisted in the scoring of the submitted applications.
The Malta International Business Awards are supported by HSBC Malta Commercial Banking as strategic partner and by Grant Thornton and Big Exhibits as sponsors. BPC International is the awards’ marketing and communication partner.