Vilnius Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts announces the Best Business and Educational Institutions of 2018
Vilnius Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts (CCIC) reports that on December 20th the Chamber held the annual awards for business and science community, during which the best businesses, their directors and educational institutions were awarded for their achievements in 2018.
The Chamber has been organizing the Awards for over twenty years. Each year awards are given to the best members of the Chamber, based on data collected about the enterprises, the social engagement of the leaders, and the achievements of the institutions.
The award for Best Business Leader from the Chamber 2018 was won to Žana Kel, Director of UAB Integre.
The award for Best Exporting Company was given to UAB Traidenis, while the award for Best Exporting Company in the category of very small and small businesses was won by UAB Log Villa.
In the category of medium and big enterprises, which are not exporting, the award for Best Company was given to The Consumer Cooperative of Ukmergė district. The award for Best Company in the category of very small and small businesses, which are not carrying out export, was granted to UAB Burita.
Another category of awards, which is given out by the Chamber each year, is for the representatives of educational institutions. This year the honorary Chamber award for Achievements of the Year in the category of higher education was given to Vilnius University Business School. In the category of vocational training institutions, the award for Achievements of the Year was given to Alytus Vocational Education Centre.
The Chamber‘s symbols of gratitude For Cooperation, Promotion and Active Participation in Chamber’s activity were awarded to Marius Janukonis, LR Ambassador in Ukraine, Gvidas Kerušauskas, Ambassador of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania for Economic Security, Remigijus Šimašius, Mayor of Vilnius and Ligita Valalytė, Director of Employment Service.
The president of the Chamber Sigitas Leonavičius highlighted how important are the supporters of the Chamber ‘’The community of Vilnius Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts is unique, uniting companies, business people, lecturers, scholars, foreign partners, helping Lithuanian companies to develop export, and reinforcing the economic cooperation with other countries. The delegations from Japan, China, Ukraine, Hungary, Taiwan were hosted in the Chamber, missions to the USA, UK, Georgia, Ukraine – these are just a couple of examples of the Chamber international projects and partnerships. The projects would not be successful without the social partners of the Chamber – the Heads of State institutions and local governments.’’
During the Awards, the separate areas of the Chamber were named after the Chamber’s business and science community patron UAB Lietpak and the general sponsor Credital verslui.
“Applications submitted for the Contest by members of the Chamber were evaluated based on criteria approved by the Chamber Council. Business performance indicators such as gross sales per employee, exports of goods or services, profitability of operations, gross margin, total investment in company development, and etc. are analysed. Business communities and educational institutions from Vilnius and Alytus districts take part in the contest, and the winners are approved by the Council” – notes Almantas Danilevičius, General Director of the Chamber.
During the event the Work Star medals for the Merits to Lithuanian Agricultural Welfare were given to Valentinas Gražius, Senior Engineer at UAB Transekspedicija, Janina Visakavičienė, Expert of Consultation Department at UAB SDG Vilnius Branch, Egidija Tautkevičiutė, Director of Sales Department in Alytus branch UAB SDG, Ona Tutlienė, Executive Director of Machinery Manufacturer AB Astra, Arnius Olšauskas, Technical Director of UAB Ukmergės versmė, Stanislavas Gilvydis, Deputy Director of UAB Ukmergės vandenys and Jonas Aukštuolis Excavatorman at UAB Ukmergės melioracija.
The Chamber expresses its gratitude to the sponsors of the event: the Chamber‘s patron UAB Lietpak, general sponsor Credital Verslui, UAB SDG, UAB Aloritus, UAB HoKonstra, UAB NOD Baltic, UAB Transekspedicija, UAB Straikas, Restaurant LeBonJour, UAB Polivektris, UAB Medilita, Rural toursim resort Riterio krantas, UADB AON Baltic, UAB Oda LT, UAB Ferogama, Law firm Šarka, Jankauskienė, Krolienė, UAB JAS, UAB Inkamus, Consumer Cooperative of Ukmergė dist., UAB Tandemus, UAB Litbed bedding company, UAB GSP Investment, UAB Imperiva, UAB Best Western, UAB DSP Plius, MB Ycho studija, Ms Alpaka and DocLogix.