- JNA Awards is one of the world’s most prestigious awards programme in the jewellery and gemstone industry
- Recognised for Group’s achievements and advances in the jewellery and gemstone industry
- Group remains committed to embrace innovation to further cement the Group’s position as the market leader
15 September 2016 — Soo Kee Group Ltd. (“Soo Kee Group” or the “Company” and, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”), (“树记珠宝集团”), a leading and established trendsetting jeweller, was awarded the Outstanding Enterprise of the Year ASEAN Category at the JNA Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner held on Wednesday, 14 September 2016, at the InterContinental Hong Kong.
From left: Mdm Lim Liang Eng, Group Executive Director and Group Chief Operating Officer; Mr Lim Yong Sheng, Group Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer; Dato’ Sri Dr Lim Yong Guan, Group Non-Executive Chairman and Ms Tan Yang Hong.
From left: Dato’ Sri Dr Lim Yong Guan, Group Non-Executive Chairman and Mr Nishit Parikh, Director of Diarough Group.
The JNA Awards is organised by JNA, the flagship jewellery publication of UBM Asia Limited (“UBM Asia”). Considered the “Oscars” of the jewellery industry, the JNA Awards is one of the world’s most prestigious awards programme that recognises and celebrates excellence and achievement in the jewellery and gemstone industry, with a focus on the advancement of the trade in Asia. This marks the fifth year of the premier awards programme since its inception in 2012 to promote the achievements of industry stakeholders, raising industry standards and upholding best business practices.
The JNA Awards 2016 has Rio Tinto Diamonds and Chow Tai Fook as its Headline Partners, with Diarough Group, the Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (“IDI”), Shanghai Diamond Exchange, and Guangdong Land Holdings Limited (“GDLAND”) serving as Honoured Partners. This year’s event drew more than 100 highly qualified entries globally and 39 Honourees representing 28 companies from 10 countries and regions, namely China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam, were shortlisted.
Mr. Daniel Lim, Executive Director and CEO of Soo Kee Group said: “It is an honour to be awarded the Outstanding Enterprise of the Year ASEAN Category for the JNA Awards. The winning of this award is a testimony to the determination, success and business excellence helmed by the Group.
Soo Kee Group has come a long way over the past 25 years. From coming into the business of selling gold and diamonds, today Soo Kee Group is a public listed company, with three popular household jewellery brands, Soo Kee Jewellery, SK Jewellery and Love & Co. All these years, we hold the core values of ‘customer-centric, smart determination and creative innovation’ very close to our heart. We believe that the active and progressive approach that we adopt in everything we do as well as the values we hold tight have led us this far. We have always been striving to remain at the forefront of the industry by responding quickly to our customers’ changing needs and the changes in the market. Moving ahead, we remain committed to invest in product research and development to further cement our position as one of the market leader in the industry.
I would also like take this opportunity to extend my utmost appreciation to our management and staff, shareholders and business partners for their dedication and outstanding contribution. Without their relentless efforts and continued cooperation, the Group would not be able to achieve what it has done so far.”
The independent judging panel consists of five esteemed industry experts, namely, Albert Cheng, Advisor to the World Gold Council, Far East; James Courage, former Chief Executive of Platinum Guild International and former Chairman of the Responsible Jewellery Council; Lin Qiang, President and Managing Director of the Shanghai Diamond Exchange; Nirupa Bhatt, Managing Director of the Gemological Institute of America in India and the Middle East; and Yasukazu Suwa, Chairman of Suwa & Son, Inc of Japan. The full list of Honourees is available on the JNA Awards website at www.JNAawards.com.