The Straits Times – 25 May 2022 – SMEs recognised for resilience and growth amid pandemic
IT services and consulting company Win-Pro Consultancy collected over 100 second-hand computers in Singapore in March 2021 and donated them to an IT school in Batam, Indonesia.
It also extended credit terms to clients that were short of cash and unable to pay for rendered services, said Mr Ronald Soh, founder of the home-grown firm, Win-Pro Consultancy Pte Ltd.
For these efforts in corporate social responsibility, the company on Wednesday (May 25) received the SOE-Dian Xiao Er Social Contributions Award at the annual Spirit of Enterprise (SOE) Awards.
Small and medium-size businesses were recognised for their achievements at the ceremony, back after a two-year pause caused by the pandemic.
“Looking back on the time since the pandemic started, I am proud to say that our business community has fought bravely and many enterprises have emerged stronger,” said Minister of State for Trade and Industry, and Culture, Community and Youth Low Yen Ling, the guest of honour at the event at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore.
Some key traits of every successful entrepreneur are resilience and adaptability, said Ms Low.
“The entrepreneur who can marshal resources and strength to weather the rain or hail, and not give up will stand firm and even taller after the storms have passed… enterprises that adapt well to the changing needs of their customers will find themselves positioned and able to maximise emerging opportunities to grow their pie,” she added.