It’s important that we, as businesses and government, remain close partners and work together to sustain and create new and better employment opportunities, as it is equally important that we share priorities for our economic development.
The former winner of “Prime Ministers Emerging Exporter Award” in 2016, Green Gold Kava has made tremendous progress turning their Kava export company into a success story. Starting off as a small Kava exporter with sheer hardship and good management practices the company has reached global platform, partnering with Otago University’s Food Science Department in developing a Fruit Infused Kava Beverage, partnered with GMP pharmaceuticals of New Zealand in producing Kava Capsules and with Ashon Ventures, one of the biggest distributors of Fijian Made products. Government and NGO support has given Green Gold kava access to better markets and significant increase in their Exports to USA, NZ, Australia in line for the kava Capsules and the Chinese market for the kava Extract. Green Gold Kava has reached new heights with their innovative business strategy to connect to new markets and present niche products through ingenious approaches.
A Kava export business based in the North with business turnover gaining volumes over the last 3 years, the company mainly exports Kava commodities: White Kava chips, Kava roots, powdered Kava kava related items (eg: Kava Drinking Bowls, Kava Mixing Cloth, Tanoa) and also Dried Mullet Fish and Sasa Brooms to markets in New Zealand, Hawaii, Nauru, Cook Islands and America. The company based in the 3 Provinces of Cakaudrove, Bua and Macuata, engages over 2000 Kava farmers, promoting local farmers to utilize their land and resources for sustainable future. The company has a competitive edge and broke conventional barriers in its business style.
In 1974, a small tour company established in Nadi by Roy and Rose Whitton devoted to helping international visitors find happiness and inspiration. For over 40 years, this Fijian family business has been building partnership with customers from over 48 different nations, who continue to enjoy their awardwinning services and products.
Today, the Rosie Travel Group is the most awarded and recognized travel brand in the South Pacific employing over 600 people and operating a diverse portfolio of Tourism investments, including transportation, inbound Tourism, retail travel, overseas wholesaling and hotel resort ownership and development.
Twenty-seven-year-old, Rinesh Sharam advanced his Intro Green Distributors farm after pursuing Engineering Scholarship in India in Automated Hydroponics & Aeroponics System - a soilless farming method. The system grows vegetables and fruits in controlled environment all year round and reduced labor by 90%. The company’s vision is to operate the farm entirely on Solar Energy with recycled water. There’s no harmful emissions released and the farm is monitored through a smartphone with checks on temperature, moisture levels at any given time. Mr Sharam’s vision is to have multiple “Hydroponic Smart Farms” not only in Fiji, but the entire Pacific region.
Fiji’s leading authorized mobile phone repair centre, Foneology has proved to be a leader in quality and standard warranty phone repair service provider. The company is the exclusive repair center for some of the world’s renowned mobile phones such as Alcatel, Samsung and Vido and offers services on GPS Vehicle Tracking Solutions, Red Light & Speed Safety Cameras and other ICT services.
A three-time Prime Ministers Awards winner from 2015 to 2017 and earlier this year being awarded the Samsung “Outstanding Performance Award for Service and in 2015, Foneology has grown from strength to strength.
The company has successfully captured the Singapore, Malaysian, Indonesian and the Thailand business markets and is now working towards the inclusion of the Philippines and expanding services to Apple.
Water is a finite resource and must be managed properly. Rota Tanks, the brand name for the water tanks are the FIRST and ONLY polyethylene tanks in Fiji to be officially certified and manufactured under the ISO Quality Management System. The business was noted for its innovative solutions for new and existing market needs. Rota Tanks are proudly Fijian Made, providing employment and supporting local communities, an international quality product right here in Fiji.
Fiji Airports transcends customer service at all levels providing the first and last impression of our beautiful country through the Nadi International Airport which is Fiji’s gateway to the world.
Ranked as the 6th Most Improved Airport in the World, Skytrax has recently recognized Nadi Airport as one of the best airport staff in Australia and the Pacific. Fiji Airports also scooped the Fijian Host of the Year award five times focusing on excellent customer service levels at the airport.
An integral part of business, Fiji Airports ensures the passenger experience at their transformed Nadi International Airport exceeds customer expectation.
In 2018, Fiji Airways partnered with search giants, Google to fully scale Data Driven Attribution (DDA) with Smart Bidding across all key markets using the latest in machine learning over Google Ads.
Data-driven attribution (DDA) uses Google’s machine learning technology to determine how much credit to assign to each click in the user journey.
The results were so impressive, Google interviewed Fiji Airways and search partners Dynamic Creative to feature it as an international Google Case Study over Think with Google Platform.
“With AdWords’ data-driven attribution, Fiji Airways went beyond the last click to see the full customer buying journey across 19 touch points. Data-driven attribution helped the marketing team unlock what was really working, such as whether an entry point like Fiji flights would lead to more bookings than Fiji holidays
For the past 10 years, since starting business in Fiji, Digicel has given back to the community in support and help for a variety of genuine and important social causes. During times of national prosperity and natural disasters, Digicel has assisted in strengthening communities and recovery efforts. This is the Digicel’s culture and this is the first year that Digicel had applied for this award seeking recognition of not just the efforts of this year but the past ten years. The spirit of giving back and being socially responsible is deeply ingrained in the Fibre and DNA of the company and each employee of Digicel.
A leading Renewable Energy Service Provider headquartered in Fiji with projects across 13 Pacific Islands, CBS Power Solutions provides renewable energy projects in rural communities, not only reducing their fuel bill but also the emission of greenhouse gases in the environment.
The company, since its humble beginning more than a decade ago has transformed from a small business to a large private company with 100 percent Fijian workforce and more than 10 years of Expertise and Experience on Renewable Energy Projects.
A household name in Fiji, Ram Sami & Sons (Fiji) limited has assisted over 200 families creating employment in its farms and factory. With consistent growth in export sales in the Pacific Island Countries, the company has been able to compete with brands imported from Australia, New Zealand, USA and France. Ram Sami & Sons (Fiji) Limited has done well to capture a strong market share in the local and in the Pacific Island Countries.
The company is making enormous commitment to improve its operations and future consistent investments in new markets. The company invested in a subsidiary company named Wallson Foods Limited creating employment for over 100 individuals. Both the companies achieved milestone in marketing and promoting its products under the “FIJIAN MADE” emblem.