Earth’s Finest Water is bottled at source in Yaqara. Fiji Water is one of the country’s leading exporters and it has grown exponentially over the past twenty years. Fiji Water is the number one premium bottled water in the United States and is enjoyed in over 80 countries across the globe. Fiji Water is committed to responsible growth, innovation and supporting communities in Fiji. We are proud to be the Supreme Award sponsors for the IBA.
The Award for the Best Large Business Operating Internationally is proudly sponsored by CBS Power Solutions (Fiji) Pte Ltd. CBS Power Solutions is a Renewable Energy Services Provider and General Contractors with more than 13 years of experience, expertise and excellence in Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) work. We operate in 14 Pacific Island Countries delivering small-medium-large scale renewable energy projects for rural electrification, education, health, agriculture, power utilities, governments, NGOs and development partners that are clean, reliable and economically viable. CBS is extending its business as a renewable energy project developer and operator by becoming an Independent Power Producer (IPP) in Pacific.
The Award for the Best Medium Business operating internationally is proudly sponsored by BSP Bank. Recognised for its strong commitment and Pacific uniqueness, BSP is an iconic and unique Bank in Fiji and the South Pacific, a region which we are proud to call home. In Fiji, we are the largest financial institution offering the full range of financial services including banking, Life and Health insurance and asset finance solutions. We provide world class banking and financial services through innovation and technology. BSP has the widest network of customer touch points with over 70 service outlets, 118 ATMs, over 1,800 EFTPoS Terminals and over 150 insurance advisors. We also have 34 Post Fiji agencies in the rural and maritime areas to assist members of these communities with basic banking services.
The award for Best Small Business Operating Internationally is proudly sponsored by DHL Express. Operating in over 220 countries, we offer our Fijian customers global reach with local knowledge. By simplifying the complex world of global trade, with key focus on E-Commerce and online trade, we continue to support our customers to enter new markets so they can develop grow and prosper. From an innovative business of three founders in 1969 who pioneered express shipments, DHL Express has become the world’s most international company that brings together people around the world and improves their lives.
The Young Entrepreneurship Scheme provides grant to young Fijians between 18 and 40 years, to develop or expand their innovative business ideas. The new global economic paradigm focuses on “knowledge-intensive industries” and innovation that continuously presents alternative solutions to complex problems. Through the YES initiative, the Fijian Government is securing a better future for all. Technology and innovation will drive economic growth. YES is setting the foundation for the sustainable growth and modernisation of the Fijian economy. Prime Minister’s International Business Awards is a means of recognising and encouraging emerging entrepreneurs who are using innovation as a tool to boost industrial capacity and business development.
The Reserve Bank of Fiji (RBF) is Fiji’s central bank established in 1984 under the RBF Act 1983. The Reserve Bank of Fiji’s vision is to lead Fiji to economic success. The missions of the RBF are to conduct monetary policy to foster economic growth, provide proactive and sound advice to Government, develop an internationally reputable financial system and enhance the Bank’s role in the development of the economy.
The Award for Re- Exporter of the Year is proudly sponsored by Swire Shipping. Swire Shipping is proud to be associated with the Prime Minister’s International Business Awards which seeks to recognize outstanding businesses that develop the Fijian export market. By sponsoring the Re-Exporter of the Year Award, it allows our organization to support and recognize the businesses that are driving growth in the Fijian economy. With a finite regional population, which are predominantly import economies, the shipping industry very much relies on growth in the export sector to underpin increased growth in Fiji and the larger Central Pacific region.
There is increased involvement of E-Commerce in various areas of business and as the pioneers of E-Commerce in the telecommunications industry in Fiji, we are delighted to acknowledge the efforts of other organizations moving in the direction of E-Commerce. We are committed to improving connectivity for all Fijians and continue to invest in our Network and help bridge the digital divide. We continue to connect more people and businesses to smartphone and cloud technology, so they can engage in more E-Commerce activities. With technologies such as M-Paisa, Internet of Things and Applications, E-Commerce is very quickly becoming the preferred mode of doing business. Whether it is through website transactions, app based transactions, NFC, tap and go or mobile money, E-Commerce has numerous benefits for all stakeholders.
A strong culture of customer service has become widely accepted as one of the fundamental strengths that all businesses must continue to nurture and develop as we move forward. At BlueScope we have always believed that “Our Customers Are Our Partners” – Our Bond and with great customer service we build enduring customer loyalty. Fiji being the proud ambassador for service excellence on the global platform provides a unique opportunity and advantage to all businesses. The challenge here is to maintain and grow customer loyalty in order to have a sustainable and successful business and we at BlueScope strongly feel the nominees in this category have set fine examples for others and should be justifiably proud of their achievements.
As the leading ICT Solutions provider in Fiji, Telecom Fiji strongly believes in contributing towards economic growth and prosperity. We have been the backbone of communications in Fiji for years and with the advancement of technology, we will always endeavor to introduce newer communication solutions to businesses around Fiji to enhance and enrich the lives of Fijians. Telecom’s association with the Prime Minister’s International Business Awards is testament of our support and we are proud to sponsor the Excellence in Business Leadership Award. Over the years, technological advancement has significantly changed the way we do business and expanded the range of services we offer. What hasn’t changed is our commitment to keep Fiji connected – this remains at the heart of everything we do. We are committed at providing businesses the latest and advanced communications solutions – a one-stop shop for all your ICT needs.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports is the lead agency tasked with supporting the development of the full potential of young people in Fiji. We are committed to delivering our services for the growth of young Fijians while at the same time providing the impetus for a rejuvenated and impressive sporting brand for all Fijians to be proud of. The Ministry, in 2017, launched the National Youth Entrepreneurship Award as there was no such award made by any organization. When a “Young Entrepreneurship” category was created in the International Business Award, the Ministry saw the opportunity to make a consolidated award through sponsoring the Young Entrepreneurship category. The Ministry sees this as a broader platform to which youths can aspire and is confident that it will encourage youths to be job creators rather than job seekers.
The Prime Minister’s International Business Awards is an excellent platform to recognise the efforts of businesses that are helping Fiji's economy prosper. Tropik Wood sponsored the awards because everything about our business is related towards Corporate Social Responsibility. The involvement of our landowners in our business; the partnership with our workers; the focus on sustainability as plantations take 22 years to mature; the long term perspective are part of our DNA geared towards social responsibility.