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Welcome to 4th annual APAC Business Awards!

Are you a business owner, entrepreneur or simply someone that has received an exceptional service from a business based in the Asia Pacific region? Good news! You’re in the right place.

Every year, the 2019 APAC Business Awards seek out and reward the very best businesses and initiatives that the Asia Pacific region has to offer. It is our firm belief that a successful business is not solely demonstrated through its annual turnover or size. Instead we focus on the service/ product that the business provides, its dedication to innovation and most importantly the relationship the business has with its customers.

In our opinion the Asia Pacific region offers some of the world’s most vibrantly diverse and dedicated businesses. In recent years the Asia Pacific region has served as a crucial growth engine facilitating global business development. With this in mind, the 2019 APAC Business Awards is open to all types of businesses and entrepreneurs ranging from financial services, technology and consultancy all the way through to retail, health/ wellness and tourism. Our sole objective through exploring this famously diverse region is to celebrate the fantastic accomplishments business owners and entrepreneurs continue to make across the Asia Pacific region.

The 2019 APAC Business Awards are judged purely on merit. To ensure a level playing field for each and every business involved, our in-house research team carefully analyse any information that is available both online and in the public domain. Each nominee is also asked to prepare a short case file disclosing their chosen business sector and practice, any previous accolades won as well as what differentiates them from competitors in their region. Product samples and media packs are also accepted but are non-mandatory.

Winning one of our APAC Business Awards provides you with the evidence you need to prove that beyond any doubt you stand out from the crowd in your business sector. Enhancing your victory with both visual and digital reminders can be the perfect way for you to attract new clients, maintain existing customer relationships and further establish yourselves as leaders within the Asia Pacific region. Receiving third party recognition can also help boost the reputation of your company and the trust in the products and services that you offer.

Those lucky enough to make our winners’ selection will be presented to our readers as the leading lights of the Asia Pacific region. So if you know of, own or are part of an organisation which you feel is worthy of acknowledgement then please complete the voting form details below.

Key Dates

Entries Open:

Monday 26th August 2019


Entries Closed:

Friday 18th October 2019


Winners Announced:

Monday 9th December 2019

Awards Coordinator

Jessie joined the AI Global Media family in 2016 and has progressed into becoming a most valued and most dedicated team member, applying logic, fairness and true commitment to everything she does. Jessie is inspired by the subscribers, followers and clients of APAC Insider and is keen to ensure that within the Business Awards we showcase the businesses that truly are doing great things and stand out within their field for the great service and/or products they offer to their customers.

Our Methodology

Gathering Nominees

Researching APAC Insider nominees

The team work hard in identifying great businesses, driving many of the nominations themselves. The team encourage external nominations from magazine subscribers, web visitors, social media following, clients and wider circulation. Nominating parties are invited to put forward either their own business or third-party companies whom they hold in high regard.

Shortlisting our nominees

All nominees are formally requested to accept their nomination, all firms and individuals are obviously free to accept or decline if they so wish. Those who formally accept are given the opportunity to submit additional supporting information. There is no obligation to complete and supply such material, we have found that many nominees value this stage, in the process, as do our research team.

Shortlisting
Evaluating and Judging

Judging & evaluation

Our dedicated research team will assess all information presented to them. The team gather information independently from a variety of publicly accessible sources, which are assessed alongside any material supplied by a nominating party or by the nominee themselves. The research team casts their final judgment based on various criteria such as business performance, longevity, diversification, growth (either sustained or rapid), significant innovations, feedback from stakeholders etc.

Reaching out to winners

Once winners are selected, they are personally notified before any public announcement is made, allowing time for any communications throughout the wider business and the coordination of marketing strategies. Unfortunately, not everyone can be a winner; however, all who take part are encouraged to come back next year. Once the press embargo is lifted, details of our award winners will be made public via the APAC Insider website, award winners’ magazine and subscriber newsletter.

The Lucky Winners
Making the Most of Your Win

Make the most of your win

We offer a range of promotional packages and items to APAC Insider award winners, these vary from inclusion in the free-of-charge winners’ directory, trophies, content in our magazine and content on our website.

We encourage winners to publicly announce their win independently in order to gain maximum exposure. Announcements via company websites, blogs, social media, via publicly released press releases, and through local and national press are all great ways of maximising the exposure which can be gained from such a great achievement. If you have need of further advice on how to publicise your win, please feel free to get in touch.

How long has APAC Insider been in circulation for?
APAC Insider has been in circulation since 2015 and has been building up an impressive reputation for its excellent look into the sectors it covers. The publication aims to serve the vast Asia-Pacific region, which is home to more than one third of the world’s biggest businesses including the likes of Toyota, Sony and Bank of China. With a focus that touches on things such as business strategy, analysis, emerging trends and growth opportunities APAC Insider has become very reputable and now has a circulation of over 160,000 professionals. APAC Insider is published by AI Global Media, a UK based publishing group launched in 2010.
Where did my nomination come from?
As mentioned in our methodology, we frequently nominate candidates ourselves. In terms of the votes received, if you didn’t cast a vote by self-submission it is likely to have been cast via a colleague or client who has received one of our direct invitations. In the interest of maintaining high response rates, we do not ask nominees to reveal their identity. The main ethos of our awards system is that your ability to succeed is not linked to the number of votes received, with the most pertinent belief behind this being that all awards will be received on merit. As a means of identifying spam votes and countering cyber-threats, we monitor the website for unusual behaviour.
What happens if I agree to be considered further?
As we look to keep maximum focus on relevant candidates, we ask all nominees to accept their position on the shortlist. This gives individuals complete control in their decision on whether they would like to move forward with the award. There is no cost for you to be added onto the shortlist or if you go on to win. Nominees who accept will then proceed to our internal vetting procedure. Nominees are given an opportunity to present their own data which gets considered alongside the information collated by our research team. It can take up to 8 weeks for research to be completed.
Who selects the winners?
We employ an impartial panel of 5 individuals to conduct all of the research to our high standards. At the helm we have a veteran academic leader with international academic and training experience. The research team are well versed in research, fact-checking and mediation. We believe this method is the most efficient in determining which individuals and companies are most deserving in winning an award and has brought us much success and commendation. Our continued use of this panel plays a key part in enforcing APAC Insider’s stance that winners are not determined by popularity but by their contributions to the sector.
Is there a winner’s ceremony and if so, when does it take place?
We do not focus our efforts on such an event. Despite being an enjoyable occasion, it doesn’t support our group’s philosophy of cost-effective marketing. As well as the lack of cost efficiency, APAC Insider is an establishment which runs awards across the full Asia Pacific region hence it would be logistically difficult for some of our winners to attend an awards ceremony. We follow the belief that any of the optional costs involved with the award would be more beneficial in a year’s worth of online marketing for a winner, rather than spending it all on a ceremonial evening. Our press announcements are made digitally, online and across our network to enforce our position as digital publishers. We aim to arm you with the tools (both digital and physical) to generate real-world value.
If I do win, what happens next?
There is a short press embargo in place where we ask winners to refrain from any public announcements, giving us the chance to prepare the different means of coverage we offer. During this period the program manager will liaise with you to agree on the most appropriate coverage for you. Our main feature takes the form of a digital celebratory magazine, but we also offer physical trophies, wall mounted and digital certificates, web-based advertisements and press releases. The range of options are aimed to make the awards tailor made to each individual firm, regardless of budget.
Are there any costs involved?
As previously mentioned, there are no compulsory costs in accepting a nomination or winning an award with APAC Insider. We do offer a variety of paid additional benefits for our winners, but these are entirely optional and merely supplementary to your award rather than essential. To demonstrate our commitment to no mandatory fees, all winners are offered a free of charge promotional package. Our company policy will always remain: regardless of budget, our clients should always be able to garner the full value of the award and our seal of approval.

Our Winners

Here is the place you will find detail of our award winners. All featured winners are included in our digital awards magazine published here on our website and distributed to the 160,000 circulation of APAC Insider. All winners are included in our winners’ directory which is held here on the website. Once winners have been announced for each year you will find the full winners list below, please click on the appropriate year to view.

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Our Awards Team

Joe Woods - APAC Insider Lead Researcher
Joe joined the research team at AI Global Media in 2016 and has been an integral part of APAC Insider ever since. Joe has an interest in businesses of all shapes and sizes and how they have come to evolve over time making him an ideal Lead Researcher for the brand researching businesses from across the diverse region and across a variety of sectors. Joe ensures dedication and diligence throughout.

Steven Simpson - APAC Insider Awards Team Leader
Steven joined AI Global Media in 2015 and has since proven to be a most respected, conscientious and valued team member. Steven oversees APAC Insider's key awards programmes ensuring that all nominees and winners receive a great experience from the team and that our winners are supported in gaining maximum exposure for their achievements.

Jeremy Roe - Head of Research
Jeremy is both dedicated and diligent, qualities with which he embodies in his work each and every day. Jeremy is a supportive manager and is able to build a strong team of research individuals around him, each of whom is dedicated in their role. APAC Insider’s readers, followers and web visitors can rest assured that Jeremy and his team select the best of the best as award winners.

Kathryn Hall - Director
Kathryn is a founding member of the publishing group AI Global Media and one of three directors driving the business today. Kathryn is keen to ensure that APAC Insider is considerate of the professionals engaging with the publication and its website in ensuring that the team showcase only the most innovative, respected and trusted of businesses and business owners within its awards.