On 19th of April, 2017, at an opulent ceremony in Hilton Hotel, Sofia, the awards “COMPANY OF THE YEAR 2016” were given for the third year in a row. The official ceremony was initiated and organized by the unique publisher of business trends with female readership “Business Lady” and Business Lady Club. Partners of the awards were Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum, Bulgarian Green Building Council, North American-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce, Italian Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria, Bilateral Chamber of Commerce Bulgaria-Romania, and Bulgarian Association for People Management.
Eighteen companies, institutions and medias received an official recognition for their efforts towards development of the human capital; increasing the quality of the product and service offered; competitiveness and innovation; sustainable development; know-how; effective and innovative management; implementation of new technologies; applying successful business practices; positioning in foreign markets; social responsibility; positive public image.
In the tourism category, Hotel Marinela was awarded for being the “Fastest Growing and Innovative City Hotel”. The distinction was awarded by Arch. Vessela Valtcheva- McGee, president of the board of directors of the Bulgarian Green Building Council. Plamen Hutov- general manager of Hotel Marinela- received the award.
The goal of “Company of the Year” awards is to create publicity for good business practices, to promote the successful industry both locally and around the world, to focus public attention on innovative and current models for business and company management in order to encourage entrepreneurship in the Bulgarian society. The awards of Business Lady Magazine are a continuation of its main goal- to share successful business models, to be a platform for different professional successes, personal traits and achievements.