The Gulf Capital SME Awards is the UAE's premiere SME business recognition programme aimed at honoring the outstanding contributions of small and medium sized businesses in generating employment and boosting the country's GDP. In its sixth year, the awards receive hundreds of entries from outstanding SMEs. It is a considerable achievement to be a finalist in any of the categories. There are 103 small and mid-sized businesses who will be competing for these coveted awards. This year, there are 56 more finalists compared with 2016, when 47 were shortlisted in various categories. “This means more and more SMEs are reporting growth and are getting on the radar for their business accomplishments and growth. The current crop of finalists has a combined turnover of AED2.1bn, higher than the AED1.9bn total of the previous batch of finalists,” said Dr Karim El Solh, co-founder and CEO of Gulf Capital, one of the largest alternative asset management firms in the Middle East and the headline sponsor of the awards.
Ethics Plus was founded in Dubai in 1995 and joined the INPACT Global alliance as its exclusive member firm in Dubai in 2008. It offers high quality audit, accountancy, and advisory services with clients in almost every field of business. Ethics Plus has a wide variety of clients (ranging from start-ups to large corporates) hailing from all over the world in industries ranging from real estate, trading and manufacturing to technology and architecture. The firm’s key services include statutory audits, accounts outsourcing, outsourced CFO services, business and financial planning and risk-based internal audits. The firm has offices in Dubai and Sharjah, with an upcoming office in Abu Dhabi.
The nomination is a testimony to the leadership skills of Mr. A.R. Ramachandran, Founder and Managing Partner of Ethics Plus, who has been in the industry for over 3 decades. He says: ‘We are very pleased to be recognized as one of the top accounting firms in U.A.E. through these awards. Our focus on strong client relationships, client satisfaction, value-added services, employee satisfaction and the use of technology has helped us in the rapid growth of our firm in recent years’.
We wish Ethics Plus good luck at the awards ceremony.