Reaffirming its dominance for excellence of its business practices, the McLarens Group, one of the country’s largest diversified conglomerates, won multiple awards once again at the National Business Excellence Awards 2019 (NBEA) which was held at the Hilton Colombo on the 13th of December 2019. The McLarens Group together with GAC Group Sri Lanka and Interocean Services, exhibited their continuous drive towards business excellence.
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 third consecutive year. Interocean Services collected the Runner’s Up Award in the “Shipping & Shipping Related Services Sector”, while GAC Shipping Limited triumphed as the Winner in the “Shipping & Shipping Related Services” category.
This year marks over 70 years for the McLarens Group since its inception in 1949. Today, the name McLarens is a rendition of continuous resilience and consistent quality when it comes to shipping and shipping related services in the maritime industry. With its partnership with GAC, a world leader in providing shipping and maritime services, McLarens is one of the largest shipping agency groups in Sri Lanka. The Group’s appetite for innovation drives them to venture into new and distinctive horizons with the goal of expanding the diversified conglomerate they are today.
“Despite the challenges we faced this year, we remained resilient and forged ahead adapting to various changes. I can confidently say we have been successful in maintaining and improving our performance over the years. We hope to keep up the momentum in the years to come are proud of all the long hours of work and passion that has gone into our successful victories. My appreciation goes out to our capable and fearlessly determined team who have been the foundation of our company’s triumphs over the years.” said Mrs. Shehara Jayawardana, the Joint Group Managing Director, McLarens Holdings Limited.