The India SME 100 Award is the most prestigious honour for Small and Medium Enterprises in the country. The Award, organised by the India SME Forum and supported by the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Govt of India, generated lot of interest in all major SMEs in the country. This year’s Award received more than 34,000 nominations, making it a tough contest. It was a tough task for the judges to finalise the 100 winners and when the final result was announced last week it was an ultimate honour to all those companies who have been featured in the top 100. It was a recognition from the Government level to the remarkable progress made by these 100 companies in 2018-19.
Astute Outsourcing Services Ltd, a Complete Business Solutions Company, was one of the firms who was featured in the prestigious list. It was a great honour for Astute Outsourcing who made a significant contribution in the growth of Facilities Management industry in the country.
Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Nitin Gadkari presented the prestigious award in the SME sector to Astute Outsourcing Chairman and Managing Director Capt. Shaji Kumar during the MSME Day 2019 celebrations in New Delhi.
While talking about the remarkable achievement, Capt. Shaji Kumar said: “This is more of a recognition than an Award. We have been chosen as one of the top 100 SMEs in India by the Ministry of MSME. It just goes to show the commitment of the Government in actually hand-holding and developing this very important sector.
“The significance of the honour is that there were a total of 34011 nominations from across the country and we have been selected as one of the top 100 SMEs in India. It is a great honour for Astute Outsourcing Services. I take this opportunity to thank our entire team and clients and supporters.
“I am not privy to the process but I am sure there must have been an extensive research to filter out 34,000 odd Companies out of the total of 6 Billion MSMEs and then further choose the final 100.”
Capt. Kumar also pointed out that his Company is committed to offer Quality Services to all its Customers.
“We have a very clear vision and our commitment to Quality Services. We have very well defined processes and steadfastly adhere to them. This helps us maintain the standards of excellence expected by our Customers. There is no secret formula – other than Hard Work, Commitment to Quality and following strong systems and processes. Success is but reward for persistence.
“We have made a promise to ourselves that till we cross the threshold limit of MSME category, we will continue to remain a part of India SME 100 Companies. This is our commitment to the Nation and I personally would feel gratified to have consistently contributed to achieve the target of making India the Top Five Economies in the World. Jai Hind!”
Capt. Kumar also believes that the MSME sector can play a major role in the growth of Indian Economy.
“Today this sector i.e. MSME contributes almost 29 per cent of the Annual GDP of Indian Economy and if the target of the PM with an agenda of making India a $5 Trillion economy to translate into reality the MSME Sector’s contribution has to increase to above 50 per cent of contribution to GDP.
“The Large Corporates will reach a point of stagnation for a variety of reasons as most of them might have reached their peak and from here their growth would not be what they have been managing YOY. There are a lot of factors validating this argument. At the same time, the MSME is light and has the hunger to succeed.
“This motivation will see us becoming the harbinger of growth in this next millennium growth story,” Capt. Kumar pointed out.
Astute Outsourcing made a major mark in the Facility Management Industry through its committed efforts, teamwork and professional attitude. The quality of its service across various sectors and the satisfaction of its customers helped the Company bag several awards this year.
Earlier, The Economic Times, the No.1 business newspaper in India, honoured Astute Outsourcing with the Champions of Facility Management – 2019 award.
Besides winning the prestigious SKOCH-NSE Award 2019 for MSME Excellence, Astute Outsourcing was also featured in The CEO Magazine’s list of 25 Most Trusted Housekeeping Service Providers in India.
On January 12, Astute Outsourcing was also nominated for the prestigious SIDBI-Economic Times India MSE Awards.
The Company has been selected as one of the 54 Companies from the list of 4,600 MSE firms in the Women MSE Achiever category.