SMB Awards 2024 Inviting UAE's Business Leaders to Shine!
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SMB Awards 2024 Inviting UAE's Business Leaders to Shine!

Nominations for the SMB Awards 2024 in UAE are now open, recognising SMBs' digital achievements. e& UAE emphasises the sector's vital role, aiming to inspire excellence.

In an announcement, e& UAE has declared the commencement of nominations for the highly anticipated SMB Awards 2024, marking the third edition of the esteemed event. Renowned for its recognition and celebration of outstanding achievements within the SMB sector in the UAE, the SMB Awards have become a hallmark of excellence in the business world.

This year's SMB Awards will encompass 14 distinct categories, honouring organisations that have operated for over three years and demonstrated successful implementation of digital projects contributing to their overall success. The event will shine a spotlight on companies exemplifying exemplary practices in business excellence, digital transformation, and other areas crucial for business growth.

Applications for the prestigious SMB Awards 2024 are now open, with companies invited to nominate themselves through the official website at A distinguished panel of judges, comprising industry leaders from diverse sectors, will evaluate all eligible submissions based on predefined criteria. The review process will be overseen and audited by Kreston Menon, a leading audit, business consultancy, and accounting firm in the UAE affiliated with Kreston Global.

Esam Mahmoud, Senior Vice President of SMB at e& UAE, expressed pride in acknowledging the vital role SMBs play in the UAE's private sector, emphasising their importance as the backbone of economic development. He highlighted the SMB Awards as an opportunity to pay tribute to visionary leaders and outstanding companies for their remarkable contributions to the business landscape.

The winners of the SMB Awards 2024 will be unveiled at an exclusive gala ceremony celebrating the achievements of the UAE business community across 14 categories, including:

  • Emirati Business Award

  • Artificial Intelligence Award

  • Robotics and Automation Award

  • Technology Award

  • Social Impact Award

  • Women in Business Award

  • Construction & Real Estate Award

  • Healthcare Award

  • Retail Award

  • Hospitality Award

  • Sustainability Award

  • E-Commerce Award

  • Media & Marketing Award

  • SMB of the Year

SMBs play important role in leading the UAE's economic development and diversification, contributing to the nation's non-oil GDP, which stood at 63.5 percent as of 2023. Currently, SMBs represent a substantial 94 percent of companies operating in the country and employ approximately 86 percent of the private sector workforce.

Over the years, e& UAE has been instrumental in empowering SMBs with solutions to facilitate their growth and competitiveness within the regional landscape. Esam Mahmoud reiterated the company's commitment to SMBs through initiatives like the SMB Awards, aimed at providing them with well-deserved recognition while inspiring others to strive for excellence.