NEW DELHI, INDIA – November 24, 2014 – The Times Group, Federal Bank and Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) have an annual awards initiative to recognize and felicitate SMEs who have demonstrated exemplary performance in their respective fields. Chennai Based Gislen Software was selected as an Award Winner in the SME Segment for excellence in the IT & IT Enabled Services sector.
The awards felicitated 27 of India’s leading Small and Medium Enterprises of India for their significant achievement and contribution over the years. These 27 awardees from various SME sectors who had been short-listed from 100 thousand companies contacted and 4000 nominated. Gislen Software was one of three companies from the IT & IT Enabled Services sector.
The award was presented at a grand ceremony at the Hyatt Regency in New Delhi and was attended by eminent business leaders and senior government officials including Shri Jayant Sinha, Honourable Minister of State, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. The awards event was accompanied by the release of the publication “Leading SMEs of India 2014”. The publication profiles leading SMEs & Mid-Corporates including the award winners.
The award was presented to Gislen Software by Shri Jayant Sinha, Honourable Minister of State, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, Mr Abraham Chacko, Executive Director, Federal Bank Limited and Mr Kaushal Sampat, President & CEO – India, Dun & Bradstreet.
Ms Vanitha Venugopal, Head of Software Development at Gislen Software who received the award on behalf of Gislen Software said “It is a great honour for me to accept this award on behalf of Gislen Software. At Gislen Software, we have always had a strong belief that it is our duty to stand on our toes to serve, walk the extra mile and add the finishing touch both for our clients, our employees and to society as a whole.”
She continued “It is very rewarding for our company to be honoured with this award and we thank the jury and the organisers for selecting us. This award is a welcome recognition of its significant effort to excel and stand out as a leader in our field. We believe that our hard effort to serve our clients and our contribution to society in way of CSR and environmental initiatives have helped us this far to grow, generated substantial profit, donated 10% of our profit, sticking to our ethical guidelines which include; never paying bribes, equality, reduced environmental footprint. And as a result of this, we have experienced exceptionally low employee turnover and have managed to retain our existing clients while adding new ones one after the other
She finalised “We humbly recognise that we have only reached this far due to the enormous effort of our staff, and the trust and faith our clients have put in our company. We see this award as a milestone to strive even more to lead and to serve our clients, our employees and society even better in the years to come.”
About Gislen Software:
Gislen Software is a leading provider of Software Development Services, Integration Services and Accounting services mainly to the Nordic market but also to the British Isles. Gislen Software has worked with and delivered large projects to leading clients including ABB, Scandinavian Airlines and TNS as well as to successful start-ups. Over its 20 years of existence, Gislen Software has served more than 50 clients. The company has more than 60 staff members with its headquarters in Chennai in South India and a subsidiary in Stockholm in Sweden. The company donates 10% of its profit to Little Lambs Educational Trust which it has founded and which ensures high-quality education to underprivileged children, actively tries to reduce its environmental footprint with solar panels, insulation and other means, and works for equality in regards to gender, religion and communities and has exceptionally low attrition rates thanks to loyal and hardworking employees. Gislen Software was founded in 1994 by Swedish entrepreneur Mikael Gislén, who is also the Managing Director. Gislen Software recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.
About ‘D&B SME Awards 2014’
The ‘D&B SME Awards 2014’ is a tribute to the leading small and medium enterprises for their significant achievement and notable performance over the years. A total of 27 awards were given across various sectors. D&B used a proprietary model to shortlist the nominations based on various qualitative and quantitative parameters. Based on the computation of composite scores, the award winners were decided by a Jury comprising of industry experts and eminent professionals from the relevant industry. For more information on the awards please check out http://www.dnb.co.in/smeawards/Introduction.asp
For more information contact:
Mikael Gislén, Managing Director
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