Fiji Airways wins big at PM’s awards

Fiji Airways dominated at the Prime Minister’s International Business Awards on Saturday night.

Fiji Airways won the Supreme Award, with Investment Fiji saying the company stood out across all categories demonstrating commercial success, resilience, recovery, and progress in the face of unprecedented times.

Fiji Airways also won the Excellence in Service Award, and CEO Andre Viljoen is the Executive of the Year.

In other results:

  • Douglas Pharmaceuticals, Port Denarau Marina, Rosie Travel Group and the Pacific Fishing Company (PAFCO) won recognition awards.
  • Tropik Wood Industries won the Premier Large Business Operating Internationally Award and Primary Industry Business Excellence Award.
  • CBS Power Solutions Fiji won the Premier Medium Business Operating Internationally Award.
  • Zonah United  won the Premier Small Business Operating Internationally Award.
  • Taveuni operators, Yanuyanu won the Agribusiness Innovation Challenge.
  • Fiji Ports is the winner of the Best Crisis Recovery Initiative Award and Excellence in E-Commerce Transformation Award.
  • Pacific Centrecom is the winner of the Excellence in Outsourcing Award.
  • Waste Recyclers Fiji is winner of the Best Sustainability Initiative Award.
  • Vodafone Fiji is winner of the Excellence in Innovation Award.

The awards are organised by Investment Fiji. Speaking at Saturday night’s ceremony, Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka said the theme of resilience, recovery and progress, “resonates with the challenges of our nation” but that the Covid-19 pandemic “showcased the grit, resourcefulness and ability of you, our businesspeople.

“Many of you have emerged stronger and more creative, ” he told business leaders,

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