Mumbai, March 13, 2015: Vodafone Business Services, the enterprise arm of Vodafone India, today announced the 10 winners of the Ready for the Big League, (RFTBL) comprising medium-sized businesses with a turnover between INR 50 crores and INR 500 crores. Ready for the Big League is a unique and innovative customer engagement platform aimed at connecting and catalysing the growth of medium-sized enterprises (MEs) from all over the country.
Ankur Scientific Energy Technologies Pvt Ltd., Chem Process Systems Pvt Ltd., Global Advertisers, Midas Care Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd., Sevenseas Global Express Logistics Pvt Ltd., Satkar Logistics Pvt Ltd., Kaar Technologies, Detection Instruments (India) Pvt Ltd., Smaat India Pvt Ltd. and 4G Identity Solutions Pvt Ltd. emerged as the winners of the Vodafone Ready for the Big League after a rigorous two months stringent process of elimination. These 10 winners now have the opportunity to showcase their businesses to the country over national media – both print and television. This nationwide exposure will help businesses showcase their products and services to the entire country and create new business opportunities for them.
The shortlisted 10 businesses got a unique chance to get their business plans vetted and evaluated by a top notch and distinguished jury panel and McKinsey.
Announcing the winners of the Vodafone Ready for the Big League, Naveen Chopra, Director, Vodafone Business Services, said, “Vodafone Ready for the Big League is a platform for Medium Enterprises to effectively manage their rapid growth challenges and cater to their evolving needs. The initiative provides national exposure to these businesses and has helped Vodafone Business Service to better understand the goals and challeges of medium sized businesses. These 10 shortlisted businesses from the Ready for The Big League will set an example for other businesses and help in enhancing their business efficiencies through the adoption of emerging technologies, business agility, superior work-force productivity and higher customer engagement”
Vodafone Ready for the Big league is one of the initiatives pioneered by Vodafone Business Services 4 years ago to engage with Medium Enterprises (turnover of 50-500 crores). Through this initiative Vodafone plans to support the growth of Medium Enterprises in India. This year, RFTBL received an overwhelming response of 15000 entries and the 10 winners were announced through business model screening by a distinguished jury panel and McKinsey.
Watch Mr. Naveen Chopra- Director, Vodafone Business Service talk about Ready for the Big League: http://youtu.be/ohoyNKhYM4w
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