The Times Group, Federal Bank and Dun and Bradstreet Come Together to Introduce "SME Business Excellence Awards 2014" to Identify and Honor Leading SMEs in India

Mumbai, India (PressExposure) August 22, 2014 -- The awards will recognize and felicitate leading SMEs that have demonstrated exemplary performance in their respective fields. The awards are titled "The Times Group presents Federal Bank - D&B SME Business Excellence Awards 2014". The awards event will be held in New Delhi in the month of November 2014 accompanied by release of the publication "Leading SMEs of India 2014". SMERA Ratings Ltd is the Ratings Partner and this initiative is supported by NSIC (National Small Industries Corporation Ltd).

The essential purpose of the awards initiative is to recognize and applaud the efforts put in by entrepreneurs and to enable them to tell their success story to the world. Accordingly, the theme for these awards is "It's Time to let the World Know".

The awards programme includes 33 awards spread across multiple categories based on size and nature of business. The awards programme is now open for participation from manufacturing and services SMEs across the country. The awards program will cover four broad segments of awards:

- Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) segment (22 awards)
- Mid-Corporate segment (5 awards)
- Theme-based (Special) awards (4 awards) which includes Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards (Woman), Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards (Differently Abled) and Emerging Entrepreneur & Best Global SME
- Agri-Business segment (2 awards) which includes Best Seed Industry and Best Hi-Tech Agri Enterprise.

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