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Recognising Exceptional Homegrown Companies in Malaysia


The nominations for the 4th year of the Malaysia National Business Awards is now open!

The Malaysia National Business Awards is a prestigious annual recognition programme designed to celebrate and honor outstanding local businesses in Malaysia. The Awards serve as a tribute to the remarkable contributions of Malaysian firms to the nation's dynamic business landscape. Open exclusively to homegrown companies, the programme acknowledge excellence and innovation across various industries.

Companies are recognised for their exceptional projects, innovative products, outstanding services, and transformative initiatives, all of which contribute to setting new industry standards and enhancing the nation's reputation on the global stage.

The Malaysia National Business Awards is a prestigious platform where excellence is celebrated and local businesses gain the recognition they truly deserve.

Our previous awardees were lauded for their hard work and dedication that brought tangible contributions to their businesses. They came from the biggest companies, including; Daythree Business Services Sdn BhdIDOTYOU Sdn BhdLove & Laugh Group Sdn BhdNizamsculpture StudioBank Islam Malaysia BerhadBoustead DCNS Naval Corporation Sdn. Bhd.Nature Farm Enterprise Sdn BhdHong Leong MSIG Takaful Bhd.

Don't miss your chance to be celebrated alongside Malaysia's finest businesses. Nominate now!

Submission Opens:
Oct 16, 2023
Submission Closes:
Jan 19, 2024
Awards Dinner:
Mar 28, 2024

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What do our winners say about winning the award?

This has inspired us to continue innovating by leveraging the latest technological advancements to cater to the need for...

Mohamed Iran Moriff Chief Operating Officer of Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad

We are very honoured to have won the award and I would say that this spurs us to go and move forward and hopefully to be...

Adrian Ung Group Commercial Director of Nature Farm Enterprise Sdn Bhd

We are delighted to be recognised by the business community in Hong Kong. When you're working day to day you just get on...

Alison Gay Co-CEO and Creative Director of Carezza

It's a privilege to win this award, given that we are homegrown company and certainly we want to inspire other entrepren...

Danny Yeung CEO & Co-Founder of Prenetics

I would like to express my gratitude to SBR giving this accolade. I think in a time like this a lot of business leaders ...

Angus Tsang Chief Financial Office and Company Secretay of CN Logistics International Holdings Limited

Watch videos from past winners

Affin Bank Berhad

Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad

Senja Aman Holdings Sdn Bhd

Gameka Sdn Bhd

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Why should you enter?


Talk about your winning achievements, strategies and initiatives in an interview that you can share with clients, peers, and colleagues to let them know that you are an award-winning company.


Reach potential clients as you let your achievements and initiatives be known and honoured in Asia.


The Asian Business Review magazine is printed annually and goes out to the senior management in South East Asia, North Asia, and the Middle East region. It is distributed to Airport Lounges, Transportation providers, Hotels, Coffee Shops, Co-Working Space, Restaurants, Fitness Centers, Embassies among others.

Guidelines and Criteria


  • Nominations will be deliberated by a judging committee based on the judging criteria.

  • Eligible companies may submit a maximum of 3 nomination entries.

  • Only one company per industry category will be hailed as a winner.

  • Nominations and supporting documents will be accepted until 19 January 2024.

  • Nomination is free of charge. To receive exclusive entitlements, winners must book any of the winner's package options. Email for more information on pricing and inclusion


  • The awards programme is open to homegrown companies in all industries in Malaysia with global headquarters located in the country. 

  • Eligible companies may nominate any initiatives that highlight the excellent work of the company such as: 

    • outstanding project, product or service launched for or with a client

    • innovative internal practices or strategies

  • The initiative must have been launched or had upgrades, in part or in full, in the last 24 calendar months.

Companies in the following industries are not eligible to join the awards programme: Cryptocurrency, Tobacco, Multilevel Marketing, and Products with claim of health benefits


The awards will be given in each of the following categories per Industry:


  1. Excellence Award
    • The Excellence Award recognizes a company's outstanding achievements in various areas that contribute to its overall success and reputation. This category is open to businesses that have demonstrated exceptional performance and excellence in multiple facets of their operations, such as marketing, branding, customer service, and corporate social responsibility. Companies eligible for this award are those that have consistently maintained high standards and have made significant contributions to their industry and the community.
    • This award pertains to a company's comprehensive accomplishments, track record of success, and its standing as a frontrunner within its industry.
  2. Initiative Award
    • The Initiative Award celebrates businesses that have taken proactive steps to address pressing challenges, seize opportunities, and demonstrate a forward-thinking approach. This category recognises companies that have launched innovative projects or initiatives to improve their operations, adapt to changing market dynamics, or address important societal issues.
    • This category is dedicated to a company's successful initiatives that have delivered a positive impact on its business, clients, and other stakeholders.
  3.  Innovation Award 
    • The Innovation Award is dedicated to recognising companies that have demonstrated outstanding innovation in areas outside of technology. This award celebrates creative and inventive solutions that extend beyond the realm of technology, encompassing domains such as business processes, service delivery, marketing, sustainability, and other non-technical fields. It honors organisations that have introduced groundbreaking changes and set new industry standards in these non-technical areas, reshaping the way business is conducted in their sector.
    • This award underscores the crucial role of innovation in achieving success, irrespective of the technological context. Please note that this award specifically focuses on non-technical innovation.



  • Automotive Services
  • Advertising
  • Aerospace
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Airline
  • Apparel
  • Architecture
  • Arts & Lifestyle
  • Automotive & Transport Equipment
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Beauty & Cosmetics
  • Broadcasting
  • Brokerage
  • Building Services & Facilities
  • Business Insurance
  • Business Services
  • Business Travel Technology 
  • Cargo Handling
  • Chemicals
  • Commercial Building construction
  • Commercial Real Estate Trust
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Services
  • Computer Software
  • Conglomerates
  • Consulting
  • Consumer Products - Durables
  • Consumer Products - Non-Durables
  • Cooperative
  • Corporate Advisory
  • Credit Solutions Technology 
  • Data Center
  • Department Stores
  • Dining & Entertainment
  • Diversified Services
  • Education
  • Electronic Manufacturing
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Services
  • Executive Search
  • Financial Services
  • Financial Technology
  • Food & Beverage
  • Food Manufacturing Solutions
  • Food Safety
  • Fundraising
  • Furniture and fixture
  • General Insurance
  • Government Organisation
  • Health Products & Services
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Technology
  • Heavy Civil Construction
  • Hospitality & Leisure
  • Human Resource Technology
  • Human Resources Consulting
  • Industrial Construction
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Insurance Broker
  • Internet/New Media
  • Investment Banking
  • IT Services
  • Life Insurance
  • Legal
  • Logistics
  • Luxury Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Marine and Offshore Engineering
  • Marine Services
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Technology
  • Materials & Construction
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Metals & Mining
  • Motion Picture & Video
  • Music
  • Non-Profit Organisation
  • Oil & Gas
  • Payments
  • Printing Technology
  • Personal Insurance
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Real Estate
  • Remittance
  • Renewable Energy
  • Residential Building construction
  • Residential Product Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Security
  • Shipping
  • Social Media Marketing Technology
  • Sports
  • Supply Chain Technology 
  • Telecommunications
  • Television
  • Training and Development
  • Transportation
  • Travel Services
  • Utilities
  • Venture Capital
  • Wholesale



Excellence Award

1. Operational Excellence:

  • How does your company ensure efficiency and productivity in delivering products or services?
  • What processes and quality control measures have you implemented to maintain high standards?

2. Leadership and Vision:

  • Describe the leadership within your organisation and its strategic direction.
  • How has your leadership inspired and guided the organisation toward excellence?

3. Impact:

  • What significant impact has your company had on your industry?
  • Can you provide examples of how your contributions have influenced industry practices, competitiveness, and growth?

4. Commitment to Quality:

  • How does your organisation demonstrate its dedication to maintaining high standards and prioritising quality?
  • What processes and measures are in place to ensure quality and foster continuous improvement? 


Initiative Award

1. Innovative Approach:

  • Share examples of the unique and creative initiatives or projects your company has undertaken.
  • How does your organisation encourage innovative thinking and unconventional solutions?

2. Project Execution:

  • Provide insights into how you plan, execute, and manage specific projects and initiatives.
  • What role have well-defined and well-executed projects played in your company's success?

3. Impact:

  • How have your initiatives effectively driven positive change, both within your company and your industry?
  • Can you measure and illustrate the tangible impact, such as improved processes, increased efficiency, or enhanced stakeholder relations?

4. Strategic Vision:

  • How does your organisation align its strategic vision with the initiation of projects and driving change?
  • How do your initiatives contribute to your long-term goals and inspire progress?


Innovation Award

1. Non-Tech Innovation:

  • Share instances where your company has demonstrated the ability to innovate in non-technological aspects of your business.
  • How do you approach creative solutions in areas like business processes, service delivery, marketing, sustainability, and other non-technical domains?

2. Effectiveness in Implementation:

  • How effectively have your non-tech innovations been implemented and integrated into your operations?
  • What measurable improvements have these innovations brought to your company's performance?

3. Industry Transformation:

  • What impact have your innovations had on your sector and industry as a whole?
  • How have your innovations set new industry standards and reshaped business practices?

4. Continuous Improvement:

  • Share how your company fosters a culture of non-technical innovation and continuous improvement.
  • How does this commitment contribute to your sustained success in non-technical areas?


1. Go to the online nomination form.

2. Read the nomination guidelines.

3. Fill out the required fields.

  • Company and entrant details

  • Chosen category and industry

  • Entry Title

  • Entry Summary (500-words)

  • Upload supporting documents (such as company presentations or any other relevant materials) that can provide further insight into your entry.

  • Provide company or project achievements and Photos

  • Client testimonials (optional)

  • Chosen winner's package

4. You will then receive an email confirmation from the Malaysia National Business Awards organisers after your nomination has been received.

5. Should your supporting documents not be ready yet and were not submitted through the nomination form, you may send them to on or before 19 January 2024.

Note: Each nomination form is valid for one (1) entry only. If you are nominating several projects, please enter each separately. 


Nomination is free.

To reserve your seats at the awards dinner and get exclusive media entitlements, winners must select one of the winner's package options. 

To know more about the winners package entitlements and pricing, please email


Deadline for submission: 19 January 2024
Awards dinner: 28 March 2024, Kuala Lumpur

Past Winners

Contact Us

For more details, contact:

Danica Avila

(+65) 3158 1386

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Past Winners
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Check out what past winners have said upon receiving their award.

Affin Bank Berhad

Kenanga Investment Bank Berhad

Senja Aman Holdings Sdn Bhd

Gameka Sdn Bhd

2022 Winner: Daythree Business Services Sdn Bhd

2022 Winner: IDOTYOU SDN BHD

2022 Winner: Love & Laugh Group Sdn Bhd

2021 Winner: Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad

2021 Winner: Boustead DCNS Naval Corporation Sdn. Bhd.

2021 Winner: Nature Farm Enterprise Sdn Bhd

Awards Highlights

IDOTYOU snags Malaysia National Business Award for Marketing

Apr 26, 2022
Co-Written / Partner

Its online beauty party racked in one month’s worth of e-commerce sales in 24 hours for L’Oreal Malaysia.

With the pandemic came a large shift in people’s priorities and lifestyles, becoming more aware of proper health and...

Love & Laugh Group secures Malaysia National Business Award for Education

Apr 25, 2022
Co-Written / Partner

It is shifting away from traditional child development frameworks into a technology-driven ecosystem.

Despite the plethora of childcare centres and schools, child development is taken for granted given how the industry is...

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are eligible to nominate?

The awards programme is open to all homegrown companies in Malaysia that are currently headquartered in the country.

What can I nominate?

Homegrown companies in Malaysia may nominate any initiative that highlights the excellent work of the company, such as: 

  • outstanding project, product or service launched for or with a client

  • innovative internal practices or strategies

The initiative or project must have been launched or had upgrades, in part or in full, in the last 24 calendar months.

How do I nominate?

  1. Go to the online nomination form of the Malaysia National Business Awards 2024.
  2. On the form, you will be asked to provide company and entrant details, as well as your entry's title, 500-word write-up, client feedback (if any), project achievements, supporting documents and project photos.
  3. Select the winner's package option that you will book in the event that you successfully win the award.
  4. Should you need more time to collate your supporting documents, you may send the three (3) project photos and supporting documents to on or before 19 January 2024.

Note: Each nomination form is valid for one (1) entry only. If you are nominating several projects, please fill out separate nomination forms.

Can I send two or more entries for our company?

Each participant can submit a maximum of three (3) entries.

Note that each online nomination form is valid for one entry only. If you are submitting multiple entries, please enter each separately in the nomination form.

Can I nominate for more than 1 category?

You are welcome to submit your initiative across multiple categories that align with your company's industry.

As each company has the opportunity to nominate up to three (3) entries for the awards program, participants have the flexibility to strategically utilise this allocation to enhance their chances of securing an award.

How many winners per category?

Only one (1) winning company will be awarded in each category per industry.

Is there a cost involved?

Nomination is free of charge. To receive exclusive promotional entitlements and attend the prestigious awards dinner, winners must book any of the winner's package options.

You may email for more information on pricing and inclusions.

Will there be an awards dinner this year?

Yes, there will be an awards dinner in Kuala Lumpur to gather all the winning companies and celebrate their well-deserved win.

More details will be provided to the winners after the announcement of results.

When is the deadline to submit an entry?

The deadline for submission is on 19 January 2024, Friday. 

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