About Dun & Bradstreet – RBL Bank SME Business Excellence Awards 2017

One of the most important contributions of SMEs to the Indian economy is the promotion of balanced economic growth. As they are high in quantum and are spread across the country, they help in reducing regional imbalances and fostering equitable growth across the country. The actual potential of SMEs can be truly realized with faster enhancements in marketing, finance, skills development and technology. Furthermore, there is a need to highlight the success stories of high-performing SMEs, such that they act as sources of motivation for new entrepreneurs.

With this objective in mind, Dun & Bradstreet and RBL Bank are proud to launch the SME Business Excellence Awards 2017. The Awards celebrate the contribution of high-performing Indian SMEs and Mid-Corporates, and their contribution in the development of the Indian economy. The Awards will be presented at a gala event, which will be graced by senior officials from SMEs, government institutions, banks, financial institutions and tech companies

~30 Award Categories across three broad segments

Manufacturing Sectors
Service Sectors
Theme Based (Special) Awards

Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals

IT & IT Enabled Services

Best Woman Entrepreneur

Food Processing & Agro Products

Transportation & Logistics

Emerging SME

Textiles & Garments

Travel, Tourism & Hospitality

Best Global SME

Engineering and Machinery

Professional & Business Services

Most Innovative Company

Plastics & Plastics Products

Education & Health Services


Electrical & Electronic Goods

Digital and Fintech Solutions


Renewable Energy Products



List of Awards Winner 2016

Eligibility Criteria

  1. SME Segment Awards
    Companies that fulfil the criteria for small and medium enterprises as defined by the MSMED Act, 2006 will be considered under this segment. Accordingly, the below criteria apply for this segment:


    Manufacturing Enterprises

    Services Enterprises


    Investment limit in Plant & Machinery

    Investment limit in Equipment


    More than Rs.25 lakhs but less than Rs.5 crore

    More than Rs.10 lakhs but less than Rs.2 crore


    More than Rs.5 crore but less than Rs.10 crore

    More than Rs.2crore but less than Rs.5 crore

    SME segment awards will cover businesses that meet the above criteria for small OR medium size in the manufacturing and services industries respectively.

    Note: Micro enterprises are not covered under these SME Awards

  2. Mid-Corporate Segment Awards
    Businesses (in manufacturing / services sector) that exceed the investment threshold of SME, as defined above and whose turnover is NOT more than Rs.500 crore for FY17 will be eligible under this segment.
  3. Theme-based (Special) Awards
    Businesses with a turnover of less than Rs.500 Crore for FY17 are eligible for the above awards.


Manish Sinha

Mr. Manish Sinha

Managing Director
Dun & Bradstreet India

Kaushal Sampat

Mr. Ishan Raina

Board Member
RBL Bank





1800 hrs. – 1830 hrs

Welcome Address by Mr. Manish Sinha, Managing Director – India, Dun & Bradstreet

1830 hrs. – 1840 hrs

Address by Ms. Sumita Thakur, Sr Associate Director, Indian School of Business

1840 hrs. – 1850 hrs

Address by Mr. Sankar Chakraborti, Chief Executive Officer, SMERA Ratings Limited

1850 hrs. – 1900 hrs

Key Note address by Mr. Ishan Raina, Board Member, RBL Bank

1900 hrs. – 1910 hrs

Product launch by Ms. Sujatha Mohan, Head – Digital and New Initiatives, RBL Bank

1910 hrs. – 1920 hrs

Address by Dr. K.P. Krishnan, IAS, Secretary - Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India

1920 hrs. – 1935 hrs

Address by Shri. Amitabh Kant, IAS, Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog, Government of India

1935 hrs. – 1955 hrs

Showcasing the Publication ‘Leading SMEs of India 2017’

1955 hrs. – 2005 hrs

Awards Ceremony

2005 hrs. – 2100 hrs

Vote of Thanks by Ms. Preeta Misra, Director, Dun & Bradstreet India

2100 hrs. – 2115 hrs

Networking over Dinner

2115 hrs onwards

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Dun & Bradstreet - RBL Bank SME Business Excellence Awards 2017

Dun & Bradstreet - RBL Bank Leading SMEs of India 2017

Dun & Bradstreet, in association with RBL Bank, is pleased to announce the release of its premier publication, ‘Leading SMEs of India 2017’, featuring the award winners of the Dun & Bradstreet – RBL Bank SME Business Excellence Awards 2017. The publication will be circulated among the SME community, the BFSI fraternity, leading corporate houses in India as well as globally, consultancy firms and government ministries, among others.

Leading SMEs of India 2016


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