Malaysia’s Strongest Businesses Celebrated

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Kula Lumpur, 10 September 2020 – The winners of the Golden Bull Award 2020 have cited strength, resilience, and decisive action as factors in their success, despite the COVID-19 pandemic wreaking economic havoc across the globe.

Dato’ William Ng, organising chairman of the Golden Bull Award said, “Through good planning and decisive action, the leaders of these companies will not only preserve their business but emerge from the crisis stronger and more resilient.”.

Opening Speech by Dato’ William Ng, Organising Chairman of Golden Bull Award and Managing Director of Business Media International

“In normal times, demonstrating strength, growth, and resilience is no mean feat. Accomplishing it in the midst of a pandemic is truly a triumph. That is what makes this year’s Golden Bull Award exceptionally meaningful”, added Ng.

The 18th running of the Golden Bull Award ceremony was held at One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya. The Golden Bull Award is an annual event, first organised in 2003. The Award is organised by Business Media International and Sphere Exhibits.

A total of 3 different categories were open for competition, including Emerging SMEs, Outstanding SMEs, and the coveted Super Golden Bull Award, categorised respectively according to annual turnover. A total of 785 nominees participated, with 129 enterprises across all three categories claiming the Award.

Also present at the award presentation was Dato’ Wan Latiff Wan Musa, CEO of MATRADE, Md Silmi Abd Rahman, CEO of TERAJU, Dato’ Lock Peng Kuan, Partner of Baker Tilly Malaysia, Wong Pau Min, Director of CTOS Data Systems Sdn Bhd, Koay Chiew Guan, National President of the Small and Medium Enterprises Association of Malaysia (SAMENTA), Sivasuriyamoorthy Sundara Raja, Executive Director, Investment Promotion of MIDA, Khoo Yeow Chong, President of Malaysian Furniture Council, Yeaw Kok Kwey, President of Malaysia Rubber Products Manufacturers’ Association, Dato’ Dr. The Tai Yong, National Vice President of Malaysia Entrepreneurs’ Development Association, Ir. Chang Yew Cheong, Deputy President of The Electrical and Electronics Association of Malaysia, Dato’ Zahriah Abdul Kadir, Vice Chairman of Malaysian Franchise Association, Ir. Ter Leong Leng, Secretary General of Klang Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Raymond Woo, Deputy Secretary General of Malaysian Retail Chain Association.

The official auditor of the Golden Bull Award is Baker Tilly Malaysia, while financial data is provided by CTOS Data Systems Sdn Bhd.

Comments by Recipients

“With the honor of winning the prize, I will make this as our company’s driving force. Making our company become stronger and bigger, and actively take on more social responsibilities at the same time. I am grateful to my partners, employees, customers and mentors who have continuously supported me over the past 12 years. Looking to the future, our company still has a long way to go. I will continue to develop and innovate, not only doing it, but to do it better. Let DCODE create brilliant new achievements.” – James Kim Wai, CEO, Dcode Sdn Bhd

“We adhere to the principles which is “quality first”, “prioritizing customers”, and “credit-based” as guidelines since the company was established.” – Jason Koh Jian Hui, Director, Ecomate Sdn Bhd

“The Secret of winning is to work hard and work smart” – Low Jen Aik, Managing Director, Gatti (M) Sdn Bhd

“’We hope our existence can create a better society’ is the cornerstone for us to become better in the construction sector.” – Zhu Hongjun, Managing Director, Giant Leap Construction Sdn Bhd

“We will be proactive in our operational strategies to ensure that we come through this time stronger and in solid position to continue to provide patient care excellence.” – Aaron Valentine, CEO and Co-founder, Medicap Sdn Bhd

“It is this difficult time that defines us; how we handle challenges is what matters.” – Friday Chua, Managing Director, Radiant Expo Sdn Bhd (Its Friday Group)

“This is a very special moment for everyone at Sern Kou as the award serves as a recognition and validation of all our hard work and dedication towards our successful business turnaround plan. Despite this win, we are not resting on our laurels, we will continue to grow our business to bring Sern Kou to greater heights.” – Chua Peng Sian, Managing Director, Sern Kou Resources Berhad

“Winning the Golden Bull Award reminds me of all the hard work that I have went through with my fellow team members throughout these 30 years, as the Chinese saying goes, ‘work like a bull’ to describe a time of hard work.” – Yap Ah Tiong, CEO, Sinwufu Enterprise Sdn Bhd

Mr. Yap Ah Tiong (L) from Sinwufu Enterprise Sdn Bhd, a proud recepient of the Super Golden Bull Award on stage with Dato’ William Ng (R), Organising Chairman of the Golden Bull Award

“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. Success is best when it’s shared” – Yong Zhen Lin, Managing Director, SLG Construction Sdn Bhd

“Winning the The Golden Bull Award 2020 was the icing on the cake for what has been an exceptionally busy year for Yippi. We are incredibly proud of the determination and dedication of our employees and to be recognised for our achievements at a regional level is a credit to each and every one of our staff. Winning the award helped raise awareness of Yippi locally and overseas. Recognition is a good thing not only for potential clients but also for the staff for all their hard work and tireless dedication. Towards this, we will continue offering more platform to young creators and providing a one-stop solution for our SME customers without compromising on our value proposition. Last, we are very grateful to the judges for presenting us with this award. Thank you.” – Michael Toh Kok Soon, CEO/Founder, TOGL Technology Sdn Bhd