About SME Business Excellence Awards 2018

India has regained its position as the fastest growing economy in the world and undoubtedly the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are playing a key role in it. Further, with government initiatives aimed at developing their global competitiveness, they have emerged as key players in building Brand India at the global level. With SMEs playing such a critical role in the Indian economy, there is a need to highlight the success stories of high-performing SMEs, such that they provide the much needed encouragement to other entrepreneurs to perform better and set new benchmarks.

With this objective in mind, Dun & Bradstreet has joined hands with RBL Bank for the third time in a row, to proudly launch the SME Business Excellence Awards 2018. This is the ninth edition of the awards to celebrate the contribution of high-performing Indian SMEs and their contribution in development of the Indian economy. The Awards will be presented at a gala event in Mumbai, which will be graced by senior management from SMEs, government institutions, banks, financial institutions and tech companies.

27 Award Winners across three broad segments

Manufacturing Sector (SME & Mid-Corporate)

Service Sector (SME & Mid-Corporate)

Theme Based (Special) Awards

  • Chemicals

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Engineering & Machinery
         (excluding auto components)

  • Auto Components

  • Electrical & Electronic Goods

  • Textiles & Garments

  • Food Processing & Agro Products

  • Renewable Energy Products

  • IT & IT Enabled Services

  • Professional & Business Services

  • Transportation & Logistics

  • Digital Solutions

  • Renewable Energy Services

  • Most Innovative Company - Product

  • Most Innovative Company - Process

  • Best Global Business

  • Most Socially Responsible Company

  • Best Employment Initiatives

  • Best Woman Entrepreneur

  • Best Women Empowerment Initiatives

  • Best Green Initiatives

Eligibility Criteria

SME Segment Awards

Small and medium enterprises are defined as companies with FY18 annual standalone turnover between Rs. 5 – 250 crore (this is basis the new proposed government definition).

Mid-Corporate Segment Awards

The mid-corporate segment is defined as companies with FY18 annual standalone turnover between Rs. 250.01 – 500 crore

Theme-based (Special) Awards

Businesses with annual standalone turnover of less than Rs 500 crore for FY18 are eligible for the above awards.

Companies should send the completed nomination forms along with the financial statements for FY18, FY17 and FY16 to be considered for the awards.


Micro enterprises (as proposed by the new government definition of companies with annual turnover below Rs. 5 crore) are not covered under the SME Business Excellence Awards 2018
Businesses involved exclusively in trading activities are not eligible to apply for the awards.

Benefits of Participating

Dun & Bradstreet’s DUNS number

Participatory Certificate from Dun & Bradstreet and RBL Bank

Opportunity to showcase your company to as many as 250+ companies attending the grand event

Featuring in the publication if you are an award winner or getting listed if you are among the best performing SMEs


Companies should send the completed nomination forms along with the financial statements for FY18, FY17 and FY16 to be considered for the awards.

Companies are also encouraged to send additional literature pertaining to respective award category to make their case for business excellence stronger.

To make your case stronger for the purpose of awards, we recommend that you send us the documents as suggested in the nomination form along with the banker’s confidentiality letter.

Kindly download the nomination form for participating

Nominate Now


Manish Sinha

Mr. Manish Sinha

Managing Director
Dun & Bradstreet India

Mr. Vincent Valladares

Head Commercial Banking
RBL Bank Limited

Mr. Warendra Sinha

Managing Director & CEO
IFFCO Tokio General Insurance

Ms. Sunita Sanghi

Senior Adviser & Additional Secretary
Ministry of Skill Development And Entrepreneurship
Government of India





1730 hrs. - 1830 hrs.

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

1830 hrs. - 1840 hrs.

Address by Mr. Warendra Sinha, Managing Director & CEO, IFFCO Tokio General Insurance

1840 hrs. - 1850 hrs.

Address by Mr. Karan Mehrishi, Lead Economist, SMERA, A division of Acuite Ratings & Research Limited

1850 hrs. - 1900 hrs.

Keynote address by Mr. Vincent Valladares, Head – Commercial Banking, RBL Bank Limited

1900 hrs. - 1915 hrs.

Product Launch/Presentation by “RBL Bank Limited”

1915 hrs. - 1925 hrs.

Showcasing the Publication ‘Leading SMEs of India 2018’

1925 hrs. - 1940 hrs.

Address by Guest of Honour – Mr. Dilip Piramal, Chairman & MD, VIP Industries Limited

1940 hrs. - 1955 hrs.

Address by Special Guest – Ms. Sunita Sanghi, Senior Adviser & Additional Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development And Entrepreneurship, Government of India

1955 hrs. - 2015 hrs.

Awards Ceremony “SME Business Excellence Awards 2018”

2015 hrs. - 2110 hrs.

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

2110 hrs. - 2115 hrs.

Networking over Cocktail & Dinner

2115 hrs. Onwards


Here are some glimpses from last year’s award ceremony.

Welcoming the Chief Guest
Dr. K. P. Krishnan, IAS, Secretary
– Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, GoI

Speech by Mr. Sinha, Managing Director, Dun & Bradstreet, India

Speech by Mr. Ishan Raina,
Board Member, RBL Bank

Speech by Dr. K. P. Krishnan,
IAS, Secretary – Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, GoI

RBL Bank’s Merchant Pay App Launch

Showcasing of the publication ‘Leading SMEs of India 2017’

Jury Panel and Dignitaries

Felicitation of the award winner

Felicitation of the award winner

Optimus Drugs Private Limited
receiving an award

Award Winners of SME Business Excellence Awards 2017


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Leading SMEs of India 2018

Dun & Bradstreet and RBL Bank will also release its premier publication, ‘Leading SMEs of India 2018’, featuring the award winners of the Dun & Bradstreet –
RBL Bank SME Business Excellence Awards 2018. 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.

The publication will cover the following key sections:

  • Overview of SMEs in India

  • Key trends impacting the SME Sector

  • Interview Section

  • Listing of best performing SMEs in India

  • Profiles of award winners of SME Business Excellence Award Winners 2018

To Download Previous Year's Publication

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Trophy Name

Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals


Faith Industries Limited


Aksharchem (India) Limited

Digital & Fintech Solutions


UFO Moviez India Limited

Education & Health Services


Hosmac India Private Limited


Eduspark International Private Limited

Electrical & Electronic Goods


HGS (India) Limited


Cotmac Electronics Private Limited

Engineering & Machinery


Echaar Equipments Private Limited


Precision Camshafts Limited

Food Processing & Agro Products


Maharaja Dehydration Private Limited


Arjuna Natural Extracts Limited

IT & IT Enabled Services


Intellect Bizware Services Private Limited


Nucleus Software Exports Limited

Plastic & Plastic Products


Calco Poly Technik Private Limited


Mold-Tek Packaging Limited

Professional & Business Services


FTI Food Tech Private Limited


Rodic Consultants Private Limited

Renewable Energy


Ankur Scientific Energy Technologies Private Limited


Fourth Partner Energy Private Limited



Advance Syntex Limited


Globe Cotyarn Private Limited

Transport & Logistics


Express Global Logistics Private Limited


Deugro Projects (India) Private Limited

Travel, Tourism & Hospitality


ECOS (I) Mobility & Hospitality Private Limited

Best Woman Entrepreneur


Ms. Neha Kant (Purple Panda Fashions P Limited )

Most Innovative Company


E-Zest Solutions Limited

Global Business


Aksharchem (India) Limited

Emerging SME


Cygni Energy Private Limited


Title Partner

Presenting Partner

Education Partner




Automobile partner

Nutrition partner

Technology partner

Technology partner

Branding Partner

Branding Partner

Television Partner

Contact us

For Sponsorship & Branding Opportunities:
Dun & Bradstreet Information Services India Pvt. Ltd. Regd. Office - ICC Chambers 2, 2nd Floor, Saki Vihar Road, Powai, Mumbai - 400072, Maharashtra

+91-022-6676 5555, 2857 4190 / 92 / 94
Please contact Nehal Khosla - 022 6676 5549 I Email: khoslan@DNB.com

For Awards Nomination / Publication Related Queries
Yogesh Jambhale (022 66801348); jambhaley@dnb.com
Omesh Kandalkar (022 66801346); kandalkaro@dnb.com