With many industries prospering within the region, the Middle East stands at the forefront of modern business and remains one of the most powerful and influential corporate landscapes in the world.
Now entering its 4th year, the MEA Business Awards, proudly hosted by MEA Markets, will return to honour and celebrate the diverse talents across this industrious region.
Regardless of how large or small a business may be, all participants in the MEA Business Awards are judged purely on merit; this approach enables us to ensure that only the most deserving are acknowledged.
The MEA Markets team gather information independently from a variety of publicly accessible sources which are assessed alongside any material supplied by a nominating party or the nominee themselves. Final judgement is cast based on various criteria such as: business performance, longevity, business growth (either sustained or rapid) and any significant innovations or feedback.
Should you go on to be named a winner within the MEA Business Awards, you will be provided with optional materials to help demonstrate to your success to customers, clients and peers. We will offer a variety of promotional items and services to enhance the impetus of your win and assist with the displaying of your business’s acumen and strengths whilst proving that you are a key player within your region.
Should you wish to take part in the MEA Business Awards 2020 or know of a company or individual deserving of a place on the shortlist this year, simply use our voting form to submit a nomination.
Tuesday 1st September 2020
Monday 9th November 2020
Expected in March 2021
Katherine graduated from the University of Wolverhampton with a degree in English Literature and Creative & Professional Writing. Amongst many things her degree has driven Katherine to become exceptionally innovative, diligent and conscientious, qualities that she oozes in her work today. Katherine is steadfast in ensuring that our awards offer both maximum value for those who win and that they showcase only the most innovative and trusted of businesses.
The MEA Markets team work hard in identifying great businesses, driving many of the nominations themselves. The team encourage external nominations from the subscribers of the magazine, web visitors, social media following, clients and wider circulation. Nominating parties are invited to put forward either their own business or third-party companies whom they hold in high regard.
All nominees are formally requested to accept their nomination, nominees are obviously free to accept or decline if they so wish. Those who formally accept are given the opportunity to submit additional supporting information to cement their nomination. There is no obligation to complete and supply such material, we have found that many nominees value this stage, in the process, as much as our research team do.
Our dedicated research team will assess all information presented to them. The team gather information independently from a variety of publicly accessible sources, which are assessed alongside any material supplied by a nominating party or by the nominee themselves. The research team casts their final judgment, based on various criteria such including business performance, longevity, diversification, growth (either sustained or rapid), any significant innovations, feedback from stakeholders.
Once winners are selected, they are personally notified before any public announcement is made, allowing time for any communications throughout the wider business and the coordination of marketing strategies. Unfortunately, not everyone can be a winner; however, all who take part are encouraged to come back next year. Once the press embargo is lifted, details of our award winners will be made public via the MEA Markets website, award winners’ magazine and subscriber newsletter.
We offer a range of promotional packages and items to MEA Markets’ award winners, which vary from inclusion in the free-of-charge winners’ directory, to trophies, content in our magazine and on our website.
We encourage all winners to publicly announce their win independently in order to gain maximum exposure. Announcements via company websites, social media, via publicly released press releases, and through local and national press are all great ways of maximising the exposure which can be gained from such a great achievement. If you have need of further advice, on how to publicise your win, please feel free to get in touch. We are more than happy to assist our clients with their needs.
Here is the place you will find detail of our winners. All featured winners are included in our digital awards magazine published here on our website and distributed to the circulation of MEA Markets comprising of over 170,000 business leaders & industry professionals from across the region. All winners are included in our winners’ directory which is held here on the website. Once winners have been announced for each year are announced you will find the winners list here in full, please click on the appropriate year below.
Joe Woods - MEA Markets Lead Researcher
Joe joined the research team in 2016 and has been heavily involved with MEA Markets throughout. Joe has an interest in businesses of all shapes and sizes and how they have come to evolve over time making him an ideal Lead Researcher for the brand, researching businesses from across the region and across a variety of sectors. Joe has a natural interest in some of the major economies driving growth within the region and is always looking at what value the publication can bring to growing businesses across the Middle East & African countries.
Laura Hunter - MEA Markets Awards Manager
Laura joined the media group in 2014 and now oversees MEA Markets’ Awards programmes each year. Laura is committed to all nominees and winners to ensure that they receive both a great experience from the team and that winners are supported in gaining maximum exposure from such an amazing achievement.
Jeremy Roe - Head of Research
Jeremy has been dedicated to the research team of AI Global Media since 2015. He leads the team of researchers with utmost dedication and diligence and has a hands-on understanding and awareness of MEA Markets, what the brand’s aims are and the value it brings to its clients and award winners.
Jane Henderson - Director
Jane is one of the founding members of the publishing group and one of three directors driving the business today. Jane is committed to ensuring that each of our MEA Markets’ Awards winners not only has a great experience, but also gain maximum value for their award win.