MD of Those Social Guys nominated for Gulf Capital SME Award

Managing Director of Those Social Guys, Samuel Turner has been nominated for New Entrepreneur of the Year at the Gulf Capital SME Awards 2018. Instituted by MEED and supported by Dubai SME and the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, the awards recognise innovative and successful business leaders in the UAE. The awards will be held on September 26, 2018 at the Ritz Carlton DIFC. 
“Any time you’re recognised for an achievement by your peers, it means so much,” says Samuel Turner. “I hope awards like this, and being recognised for overcoming challenges and building a company in a very competitive industry and environment can inspire young entrepreneurs to keep pushing through their challenges and towards their goals.” 

Absolute Communications Group CEO nominated for Gulf Capital SME Awards 

CEO of Absolute Communications Group, Victor King has been selected as a finalist for two categories in the Gulf Capital SME Awards 2018. He has been nominated for Business Leader of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year. Instituted by MEED and supported by Dubai SME and the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development, the awards recognize innovative and successful business leaders in the UAE. 
“It is a great honor to be recognized by people within the industry,” says Victor King, CEO, Absolute Communications. “As a small business owner, we face many challenges and it through innovation and disruption and keeping people – clients, partners and internal teams alike, together is what defines success and growth. The Awards will serve as further incentive to young and aspiring entrepreneurs.”

MEED appoints new Oil and Gas Editor

Dubai-based senior management media brand, Middle East Economy Digest (MEED) has appointed Indrajit Sen to the role of Oil and Gas Editor. With a Masters degree in English, Indrajit previously worked with Gulf Property as the Senior Sub Editor and most recently with Oil & Gas Middle East magazine as the Deputy Editor. In his new role, he will provide accurate insights about the regional oil and gas markets and contribute analysis articles while representing MEED and delivering sessions at conferences and seminars.

“Oil and gas has fuelled the ascent of the Middle East and it is the energy sector itself that is playing the crucial role of securing the region’s future,” says Indrajit. “It fills me with pride to cover this market and deal with numerous important stakeholders as part of my job. I consider it my privilege to be able to practice real journalism for a key economic sector.”

Campaign ME welcomes new Editor

Campaign Middle East, a Motivate Publishing publication, has welcomed Austyn Allison to the role of Editor. A graduate in Philosophy and Sociology from the University of East Anglia, Austyn has over 13 years of experience in writing and editing. Most recently Supplements Editor for MEED at Emap Middle East, he has also worked for titles including Communicate and XPRESS. In his new role, Austyn will be working alongside the Campaign Middle East team to produce the fortnightly advertising, marketing and media publication, chasing news, as well as producing and editing content and features.

Insignia recognised for Gulf Capital SME Awards

Insignia Worldwide has been recognised as a finalist in two categories of the Gulf Capital SME Awards 2015. The brand communications and design firms Founder, Gaurav Sinha has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Business Leader of the Year category, and the firm is a finalist in the MasterCard Small Business of the Year category. Finalists for the awards, organised by MEED, will deliver face to face presentations to a panel of judges before winners are announced as part of an awards ceremony taking place on October 28, 2015, at the Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina in Dubai.

“I do not compromise on quality and expect the highest standards reflected in all we do and this is a core value for us at Insignia,” says Gaurav. “Within this paradigm everyone is empowered and encouraged to innovate, experiment and take calculated risks. To be recognised by MEED for the Gulf Capital SME Awards is a testament to this model and to the hard work of each and every team member.”

RedFilo among finalists in Gulf Capital SME Awards

RedFilo Events has been announced as a finalist in the DHL People & Culture of the Year category for the Gulf Capital SME Awards 2014. Hosted by MEED and in partnership with Gulf Capital as headline sponsor, the awards recognise the UAE’s SMEs, business leaders and entrepreneurs for innovation, growth and success. This year’s Gulf Capital SME Awards will take place on October 29, and will be held at The Ritz Carlton Dubai.

“We are delighted to have been given this recognition by MEED, the region’s most trusted business intelligence providers,” says Pach Ang, Founder and Managing Director, RedFilo. “Our commitment to establishing a safe environment and a positive culture at the workplace for our employees is a primary business objective.”

In addition to the aforementioned DHL People & Culture of the Year, categories for the Gulf Capital SME Awards 2014 include – Gulf Capital Business of the Year, Business Innovation of the Year, Business Leader of the Year, Customer Focus of the Year, Emirati Business of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, MasterCard Small Business of the Year, Online Business of the Year, RSE Startup Business of the Year and Sustainable Business of the Year.