Reaffirming its dominance for excellence of its business practices, the McLarens Group, one of the country’s largest diversified conglomerates, won multiple awards at the National Business Excellence Awards 2018 (NBEA) which was held at the Hilton Colombo on the 5th of December 2018. The McLarens Group together with GAC Group Sri Lanka and the Group’s bunkering business, Interocean Energy, exhibited their continuous drive towards business excellence by collecting 6 awards at the conclusion of the night.

The NBEA is the flagship event of the National Chamber of Commerce which evaluates a company’s overall performance and awards the crème de la crème of businesses in the country. The NBEA assesses companies through 7 perspectives, Excellence in Leadership, Corporate Governance, Capacity Building, Performance-Management, Local & Global Market Reach, Corporate Social Responsibility & Environmental Sustainability and Business & Financial Results, which gives a well-rounded evaluation of the participating companies.

McLarens Holdings Ltd topped off as the winner in the “Diversified Group of Companies Sector” category for the second consecutive year. Interocean Energy collected the Runner’s Up Award in the “Shipping & Shipping Related Services Sector”, while being crowned the winner for “Excellence in Business & Financial Results”. The highlight of the night, however, were the wins racked up by GAC Marine Services. The company triumphed as the Winner in the “Shipping & Shipping Related Services” category and Winner of Business Excellence of the Large category. GAC Marine Services, picked up their biggest win of the night by being awarded “The National Business Excellence Bronze Award for Overall Excellence.”