Muscat: Omantel, the pioneer provider of integrated telecom services in the Sultanate, organised a meeting with the winners of Omantel SME Business Excellence Awards to highlight the benefits that will be provided to the winners.The interactive meeting included a presentation on the various benefits that will be provided to the winners, the value they add to SMEs, and how they can benefit from it.Commenting on this meeting, Ali Bakhit Kashoob, senior manager, Product Development at Omantel Business said: "The turn out by the SMEs to the first version of the competition has been great and the competition succeeded in achieving the set objectives and in particular those related to highlighting the role played by the SMEs and the impact of SMEs on society at large."
He pointed out that Omantel strives to provide every possible support to nurture these establishments. To this end it launched a number of initiatives that aim at promoting the role played by this sector in society and helping them maximise their benefit from the available business opportunities. Omantel has recently launched 'Aamali' mobile bundles for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that provide SMEs with tailored communication services that meet their needs."I would like to congratulate the winning SMEs, Lab Scientific & Laboratory Supplies, Ajyal HR Solutions & Services LLC, Graphix Rainbow Colours, Bait Al Fannar and Bani Adam Carton Recycling Services," he added.Omantel will provide winners with the opportunity to network with other industry members and peers.
In addition Omantel will put together a comprehensive package that includes free participation in Omantel Business Alliance events and membership, free consultancy service for a period of one year to help build tailor-made telecommunication needs that best suits their business in addition to advertising support to help promote the winners' businesses. Winners will also be provided with free facilities from Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry.On their part, winners of Omantel SMEs Excellence awards expressed their joy for winning the competition and their recognition especially which was originated by one of the leading telecommunication service providers.
Jassim Al Ma'amri, owner of Lab Scientific & Laboratory Supplies, winner of Best Performing Company Award — Small Enterprise said, "I am honoured and delighted to have won this award. Thank you Omantel for providing me with the opportunity to promote the service provided by my company and turn its aspirations into reality."Salem Al Siyabi, owner of Bani Adam Carton Recycling Services, winner of Community Contribution Award said, "Omantel plays an important role in our life not only in terms of providing us with high quality communication services but also providing us with every possible support to enhance the role played by the SME sector in our economy and help them maximise their benefits from the available business opportunities."Faiz Al Maskry, CEO of Ajyal HR Solutions & Services LLC, winner of the Best Performing Company — Medium Enterprise said, "This initiative is not novel or strange from Omantel, the leading provider of integrated telecom services. Omantel always promotes initiatives that contribute to improving the administrative and technical efficiency of SMEs and helping them enhance performance."
"The award has created a sort of competition among SMEs as each of them did their best to showcase their contributions to the growth of our national economy and providing services to our society. This award has given us the confidence to make our dreams come true," he added.Abdul Rahman Al Abri, owner of Graphix Rainbow Colours Digital Production and Design, winner of Best New Entrant said, "As a new company in the market, the award will encourage us to continue work and overcome the challenges that may come in our way especially because we are new in this business. The award enhances our self-confidence and improves our ability to compete with our counterparts."Faiza Al Balushi, owner of Bait Al Fannar and winner of Turnaround Success Story of the Year said, "I am really proud of winning this award especially the competition has been very tough. "The award is a symbol of the recognition any organisation seeks as appreciation of its hard work. This award will push us forward to double our efforts and make more achievements in the future."