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Business Gaurav SME Awards 2012

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) have emerged as the backbone of the Indian economy. As a tribute to their achievements, Dun & Bradstreet and Axis Bank have launched the Business Gaurav SME Awards to felicitate the leading SMEs of India for their invaluable contribution to our economy.

Launched in 2011, these awards felicitated MSMEs across 11 key sectors. The 2012 edition has now been announced and we invite nominations from the following 14 industries / sectors.

  • Auto Components
  • Chemicals and Petrochemicals
  • Electronic Goods and Components
  • Engineering Goods (including machinery and instruments)
  • Food and Agro Products
  • Hospitality
  • IT & ITES
  • Logistics
  • Metal & Metal Products
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Plastic, Plastic Goods and Plastic Processing
  • Readymade Garments
  • Rubber and Rubber Products
  • Textiles (including readymade garments)
  • Companies with annual total income of less than Rs 150 crore for FY12
  • Companies exclusively involved in trading activities are not eligible for participation

For a company to be considered for the respective award category, mandatory financial details as mentioned in the questionnaire must be provided by the company. Further, on being short listed, the company should be able to provide the required financial statements for validation purposes.

A proprietary quantitative model developed by D&B, will be used to short list the award winners. The model is based primarily on computation of composite scores calculated by considering various financial and quantitative indicators. The final set of award winners will be chosen by an eminent independent jury based on a combination of quantitative scores and qualitative information.

Click Here for winner list

Awards will be given in the micro, small and medium categories in each sector. Additionally, one emerging/overall best performer award will be given amongst all the 14 sectors.

  • 1 topmost award in micro category for each of the 14 sectors (14x1=14)
  • 1 topmost award in small category for each of the 14 sectors (14x1=14)
  • 1 topmost award in medium category for each of the 14 sectors (14x1=14)
  • 1 emerging / overall "Best Performer" award amongst all the 14 sectors (1)
  • 3 Special Award Categories: Best Young Entrepreneur, Best Woman Entrepreneur and Best Diversified SME

Total Number of Awards: 14 + 14 + 14 + 1+3 = 46
Note - The total number of awards is subjective to the overall response rate and the minimum number of nominations in each category of each sector.

Click Here to download the nomination form. Completed nominations must be sent to the below address on or before September 28, 2012:

Contact Person: Sneha Talreja / Nidhi Bajaj
Address: Dun & Bradstreet Information Services India Pvt. Ltd.
ICC Chambers 2, 2nd Floor, Near Saki Vihar Telephone Exchange,
Saki Vihar Road, Powai, Mumbai - 400072
Phone: 91-22-66801300 Extn: 347/345
Fax: 91-22-28476281/82