The Bench FZE has been selected as one of the finalists in the annual Gulf Capital SME Awards, a recognition programme honouring the success, innovation and growth of entrepreneurs, business leaders and small businesses in the UAE.
Out of thousands of entries, The Bench was selected by an esteemed panel of judges in the Start Up Business of the Year category.
Joby Beretta, Founder of The Bench commented “We are extremely proud to receive this recognition of the solid platform that we have created which offers innovative and cost-effective legal solutions to our clients. It is a privilege to be short-listed for this award alongside such high-calibre business innovators in the region.”
“Every year we are astounded at the quality of the entries we receive, which makes it more difficult to shortlist and then pick winners - this is a testament to the vibrancy of the SME sector in the UAE and that it continues to be a core driver for growth in this country,” commented John Emmerson, Director, SME Awards, MEED, the leading business intelligence provider in the Middle East.
Organised by MEED, the prestigious awards programme is supported by endorsing partners Dubai SME and the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development; as well as Gulf Capital and Virtuzone as sponsors.
The full list of finalists is available online at smeawards.meed.com/3999. The shortlisted SMEs will go through another round of evaluation by the judging panel after which the final set of winners will be announced on 26 September 2018 at Ritz Carlton DIFC, Dubai.