Business Enterprises of Tomorrow 2021

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Mid-Corporates have emerged as a highly vibrant and dynamic sector of the Indian economy over the last five decades. They are major contributors to India’s economic growth, contributing to about 30% of the GDP and accounting for 90% of all operating businesses in the country. They provide employment and livelihoods to more than 110 million people and contribute significantly in the economic and social development of the country by fostering entrepreneurship and generating large employment opportunities at comparatively lower capital cost, next only to agriculture. With the Government pushing for a self-reliant India, SMEs and Mid-Corporates are carving their path towards becoming the "Business Enterprises of Tomorrow".

Dun & Bradstreet hosted the Business Enterprises of Tomorrow 2021 virtual event on November 24, 2021. The event featured the digital launch of the publications ‘Leading SMEs of India 2021’ and ‘Leading Mid-Corporates of India 2021’. It also featured keynote addresses by Chief Guest Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma, Honorable Minister of State, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India. Furthermore, the event also featured the presentation of Business Excellence Awards across several categories.

The theme of Business Enterprises of Tomorrow 2021 was 'Celebrating the Spirit of Entrepreneurship'.

Our Dignitaries


Shri. Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma

Honourable Minister of
State for Micro, Small &
Medium Enterprises

Government of India


Mr. Avinash Gupta

Managing Director & CEO - India

Dun & Bradstreet

How Business Enterprises of Tomorrow 2021 was Different?

  • The theme of the 2021 edition of the Business Enterprises of Tomorrow event and publication was "Business Enterprises of Tomorrow: Celebrating the Spirit of Entrepreneurship"
  • There was a separate event as a prelude to the main event, featuring a power-packed panel discussion on a topic: ‘Nurturing the Spirit of Entrepreneurship for a Self-Reliant India’
  • The Dun & Bradstreet SME and Mid-Corporate Business Excellence Awards 2021 was presented on a virtual platform for the first time ever. The Awards were presented across 20 categories

Panel Discussion

Dr. Arun Singh
Global Chief Economist
& Senior Director
Dun & Bradstreet

Shri. Ateesh Kumar Singh
Joint Secretary - AFI
Ministry of MSME

Dr. Mridul Saggar
Executive Director
Reserve Bank of India

Mr. Devarajan Chinnusamy
Managing Director
URC Construction Private Limited

Mr. Abhinav Thakur
Managing Director
Accurex Biomedical Private Limited

Mr. Nirmal Saraf
Managing Director
Nirmal Wires Private Limited

Nurturing the Spirit of Entrepreneurship for a Self-Reliant India

As the world makes an attempt to bounce back from the ongoing pandemic situation, forward-looking businesses are focusing their energy on a new set of priorities. Small and Mid-Sized businesses, which have been hit by the pandemic the hardest, need to identify these priorities and act on them. Some of the relevant priorities in the current landscape are harnessing advanced technologies for superior business outcomes, product innovation, strong brand building, superior marketing strategies, exceptional management skills along with timely financial support. Harnessing the entrepreneurial spirit by actively seeking out change, embedding a culture of innovation, focusing on timely and high-quality service and continuous improvement can help such businesses create a winning strategy.

With this context, Dun & Bradstreet hosted a power-packed panel discussion on the topic 'Nurturing the Spirit of Entrepreneurship for a Self-Reliant India'.

The panelists discussed the following broad aspects:

  • The impact of the pandemic on small and mid-sized businesses
  • Key business priorities in the current landscape
  • Harnessing advanced technologies for superior business outcomes
  • The spirit of entrepreneurship: Actively seeking change vs adapting to change
  • Innovation - more critical than ever before
  • The power of brand-building and marketing strategy
  • Steps to Build Entrepreneurship and Management skills
  • Funding for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

The panel discussion featured representatives from Government departments, policymakers, economists, business leaders from industry and key representatives from business solution providers.

The virtual panel discussion was hosted on November 17, 2021.

About the Publications

In order to showcase the critical role played by small and mid-sized businesses and their contribution to the Indian economy, Dun & Bradstreet released two publications – Leading SMEs of India 2021 and Leading Mid-Corporates of India 2021. These publications capture the pulse of Indian SMEs and Mid-Sized Corporates, the views of their business leaders, and their outlook for the near future. The publications are circulated through digital platforms among CXOs of leading corporates, SMEs and Mid-Corporates, the BFSI sector and Government ministries, among others. It is also made available for download on Dun & Bradstreet’s website.

The publications feature:

  • Listings and profiles of SMEs and Mid-Corporates that have demonstrated consistent performances in the past three financial years
  • Overviews section on SMEs
  • Success stories, case studies, and interviews of SMEs and Mid-corporates, showcasing their business operations, their achievements, their journeys since inception, and key initiatives they have implemented, among others

Business Excellence Awards 2021

The Dun & Bradstreet SME and Mid-Corporate Business Excellence Awards 2021 was an endeavor to acknowledge and recognize the achievements and exemplary performances of SMEs and Mid-Corporates. The Award covers about 20 categories, which are largely based on business performance and certain theme-based parameters.



Mr. A Krishnakumar

Former Managing Director

State Bank of India


Mr. Sanjeev Nandwani

Former Additional DGFT and Zonal Development Commissioner SEZ’s for East and North-East India, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana,

Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Mr. Somasundaram PR

Regional CEO

India, World Gold Council


Award Winners

Sr. No. Award Category Award Winners
1 Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals - SME Ashish Life Science Private Limited
2 Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals - Mid-Corporate Clean Science and Technology Limited
3 Engineering & Machinery (excluding auto components) - SME Nirmal Industrial Controls Private Limited
4 Engineering & Machinery (excluding auto components) - Mid-Corporate HYT Engineering Company Private Limited
5 Auto Components - SME RACL Geartech Limited
6 Auto Components - Mid-Corporate Roop Automotives Limited
7 Electrical & Electronic Goods -SME Ashida Electronics Private Limited
8 Electrical & Electronic Goods - Mid-Corporate SASMOS HET Technologies Limited
9 Textiles & Garments - SME Kariwala Industries Limited
10 Textiles & Garments - Mid-Corporate Reaghan Fashions Private Limited
11 Food Processing & Agro Products - SME Megaa Moda Private Limited
12 Food Processing & Agro Products - Mid-Corporate G.S. Exports
13 IT & IT Enabled Services – SME Onward Technologies Limited
14 Professional & Business Services - SME Consulting Engineers Group Limited
15 Professional & Business Services - Mid-Corporate Padam Interiors (Joint Winner) & MECON Limited (Joint Winner)
16 Transportation & Logistics - SME Tiranga Logistics Private Limited
17 Education & Health Services SIRO Clinpharm Private Limited
18 Renewable Energy RenewSys India Private Limited
19 Best Woman Entrepreneur Ms. Bhanumathy Venkat, Venba Tech Private Limited (Joint Winner) & Mrs. Manjusha Paithankar, Imperative Business Ventures Private Limited (Joint Winner)
20 Best Global Business Faze Three Limited


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