Nominations begin for entrepreneurship award

MANAMA: The Labour Fund “Tamkeen” has launched the Bahrain Award for Entrepreneurship in its fourth edition for 2019-2020, under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister.

Speaking on the occasion, Tamkeen chief executive Dr Ebrahim Janahi said, “The Bahrain Award for Entrepreneurship commences for its fourth consecutive year as a result of the continued Royal directives aimed at further enhancing the kingdom’s economic development, through supporting diversification efforts driven by innovation and knowledge. The award’s purpose is to support the kingdom’s comprehensive development, in line with the Bahrain Economic Vision 2030. And as part of Tamkeen’s long-standing mission, the award continues to bolster the private sector’s efforts in further strengthening the kingdom’s economy, by supporting and honouring local entrepreneurs.”

Applications and nominations from enterprises will be accepted from today until October 5.

Businesses and entrepreneurs can register and nominate in the following seven categories: Microenterprise of the Year, Start-up of the Year, SME of the Year, Enterprise of the Year with International Footprint, Sustainable Business Award, and Female Entrepreneur of the Year. The seventh award category is the Lifetime Achievement Award, which honours the long-standing achievements of an accomplished Bahraini entrepreneur who has had a positive influence and made significant contributions to developing Bahrain’s local economy and community.

Applications and nominations can be made through the website at wherein an eligibility criterion is set and additional information regarding each category is available. Applicants are required to address a set of questions and provide information related to the relevant category.

The prestigious award was launched in 2015, under the patronage of HRH the Crown Prince. It is a pioneering national programme aimed at motivating and inspiring local business owners to contribute to Bahrain’s economic prosperity. The award provides a leading local platform structured to enhance business innovations and promote the culture of entrepreneurship in the Bahraini community.

The fourth edition is anticipated to attract a greater number of participants in the wake of the continuous growth of the entrepreneurship sector in Bahrain, along with the growing desire of local entrepreneurs to compete for the award.


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