ACCA Ghana, a member of the global body for professional accountants will partner Evoke Experiential Ghana Ltd, to organize the maiden Ghana SME 100 Rankings awards.

The Ghana SME 100 Rankings awards seek to identify Ghana’s top 100 SMEs that are role models in their respective industries in the country.

The awards are designed to create greater awareness and a national motivational psyche as well as market the capabilities of Ghana’s SMEs to national and global investors.

Besides showcasing the achievements of Ghana’s top 100 SMEs, the Ghana SME 100 Rankings will provide a platform to motivate and encourage SMEs that employ excellence in all aspects of their operations and have the potential to become world-class enterprises.

Norman Williams, Head of ACCA Ghana said, “We are pleased to partner with the Ghana SME 100 Rankings because we at ACCA Ghana recognise the SME sector as the pillar of Ghana’s economic future.”

He lauded the initiative, saying, “interventions such as the Ghana SME 100 Rankings is needed to enhance their development in critical areas such as access to finance, governance, policy and risk management. We are therefore excited that those are the cornerstones for the Ghana SME 100 Rankings”

According to him, the ACCA was particularly excited about the partnership because “over 63,000 of ACCA’s 168,000 global membership work in or for SMEs around the world. They provide a range of services and advice to enable small and medium businesses to survive difficult economic conditions and also position them to be in the best possible shape to take advantage of an economic upturn. Similarly in Ghana, a lot of ACCA members work with the SME sector and ACCA’s association with the Ghana SME 100 Awards is a direct support for its membership in the country.”

On his part, the Managing Director of Evoke Experiential Ghana Ltd , organizers of the awards, William Adom, “our partnership with ACCA Ghana is an important breakthrough in our SME 100 Rankings initiative in the sense that it enables us to realise our objective to support CEO’s of the Ghana SME 100 companies with superior financial advisory services to advance their company’s financial competences and professionalism.”

He said registration for the Ghana SME 100 Rankings will open on April 17, 2014 and encouraged small and medium scale enterprises to register at www.ghanasme100.com.

According to him, applicants will be shortlisted based on financial and non-financial evaluation themes.

The assessment for the Ghana SME 100 Rankings registrations will be done by Deloitte Ghana.

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