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Ropate Valemei
Friday, November 09, 2012

OF the 10 organisations that will be recognised at the 2012 Fiji Business Excellence Awards (FBEA) night, six are seeking recognition for the first time.

National Training and Productivity Centre director Kamlesh Prakash said those organisations would receive recognition as organisations benchmarked against internationally recognised Baldrige performance excellence criteria.

"The organisations have improved overall performance in areas such as leadership, strategic planning, customer and market focus, information and analysis, human resource focus, process management and business results," said Mr Prakash.

It has been widely referred to as the framework for Business Excellence.

"The awards in Fiji were first launched in 1998 by the then Fiji National Training Council (FNTC), and this year marks the 14th year of its existence," Mr Prakash said.

He said the applicants for the awards included organisations from the public and private sectors, large and small enterprises, both local and international companies.

"So far, about 123 awards have been presented to 70 organisations in the country," Mr Prakash said.

"The Fiji Business Excellence Awards is not a competition between winners and losers, but a recognition process to reward organisations that are doing exceptionally well in their business. Applicants do not compete against each other, but benchmark against the Fiji Business Excellence Awards Framework," he said.

The award will be held at the Sheraton Fiji Resort in Nadi tomorrow.