MRCA 8TV to collaborate 2nd year for Entrepreneur Awards
The Malaysian Retailer Chains Association (MRCA) and 8TV will be organising and hosting the MRCA 8TV Entrepreneur Awards for the second year running. The inaugural awards launched on 30th July 2009, is aimed at celebrating and recognizing the achievements of Malaysian entrepreneurs in addition to inspiring local entrepreneurs to take their businesses beyond Malaysia, expanding to the regional and international front. Apart from this its aim is to build support for Malaysian entrepreneurs via the industry and public recognition.
Each award nominee will each receive a two minute feature on the 8TV Mandarin News every Thursday, a repeat run on the 8TV Midday Mandarin News every Friday, and special mentions on the 8TV Mandarin News, which is the number one prime time Mandarin News. Aside from this, nominees will also receive television promotions worth RM100,000 on 8TV and exclusive write-ups on each nominee in the partner newspaper for this event. Nominees will moreover obtain highlights in MRCA publications and website.
The 2009 MRCA 8TV Entrepreneur Awards Night held on the 11th of March this year at the One World Hotel Ballroom showcased a night that was graced by the presence of leaders of the industry who have built valuable brands. The three entrepreneurs who shone brightly as they were handed out the awards for Entrepreneur of the Year, Most Innovative Entrepreneur, and Up and Coming Entrepreneur were Dato’ Liaw Choon Liang of Focus Point Vision Care Group Sdn Bhd, Dato’ Nelson Kwok of Nelson’s Franchise Sdn Bhd, and Mr Alex Yong of Echo Park Franchise Sdn Bhd respectively.
This year, the 2010 MRCA 8TV Entrepreneur Awards is open to ALL Malaysian retail companies, including NON-MRCA companies! “This 2nd edition of the MRCA-8TV Entrepreneur Awards is open for non MRCA members in an effort to recognize any retail-chains companies who have contributed to the retail-chains industry. As long as you have a Malaysian company, with 5 outlets or more, you are eligible to register for the MRCA 8TV Entrepreneur Awards 2010. With the recognition of outstanding retail-chains entrepreneurs, we hope to spur and motivate more young entrepreneurs to venture into the retail-chains industry.” Said Dato’ Tay Sim Kim, President of MRCA.
“It delights us that through this Award, the businesses of our nominees and winners in 2009 have grown significantly. Due to this, we have also increased our nominee spots from 15 to 20 this year. 8TV is committed to our partnership with MRCA. We are passionate to continue shining the spotlight on our great Malaysian entrepreneurs.” said 8TV Business Development Manager, Ms. Farah Shamsuddin.
Nominations for the 2nd MRCA 8TV Entrepreneur Awards 2010 officially opened on 11th March 2010 and will close on 18th May 2010.
TESTIMONIES FROM MRCA – 8TV ENTREPRENEUR AWARD 2009 WINNERS
Dato’ Nelson Kwok of Nelson’s Franchise Sdn Bhd recipient of MRCA – 8TV Most Innovative Entrepreneur 2009
The award has given positive exposure that Nelson’s Franchise is not only in selling of corn but are involve in agricultural business which is the cultivating and process of the corn. With the good exposure, sales has also improve significantly.
Mr Alex Yong of Echo Park Franchise Sdn Bhd recipient of MRCA – 8TV Up and Coming Entrepreneur 2009
After awarded, affirmation from our customers has increase and they are very impressed by our brand contributing to our business also increased by 20%.
Dato’ Liaw Choon Liang of Focus Point Vision Care Group Sdn Bhd recipient of MRCA – 8TV Entrepreneur of The Year 2009
Firstly, I would like to thank Malaysian Retail Chain Association (MRCA) and 8TV for honoring me with the “MRCA – 8TV Entrepreneur of The Year 2009” on 11 March 2010 at One World Hotel. Such achievement or recognition can never be made possible without the hard work put in by the team in Focus Point. This is not only Focus Point’s achievement but also the achievement of the team behind it. I would like to give my highest gratitude to all employees of Focus Point, without whom, we would not have achieved the success we have today. Their selfless hard work and effort, as well as unity through good and bad times throughout these years, have indeed brought Focus Point to this triumphant stage. Let us continue to stay united and work hard together for a brighter future, bringing the cooperation to greater heights in the next 20 years.
We are glad as with the advertising showing 20 minutes in the air time, our sales growth 20% in total all.