During the presentation of the National Enterprise Support Awards (NESA), which was organised by the Commerce Department in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy, Investment and Small Businesses, at Dar l-Ewropa on the 21st June, the SME Helpdesk within the Malta Employers’ Association once again was declared as the overall winner of category B. Now MEA, together with the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, which placed second place, will be eligible to represent Malta at the next European Enterprise Promotion Awards Ceremony which is scheduled to take place at Helsinki next November.
The project submitted by MEA was the MEAINDEX – the online toolbox for business entrepreneurs, which is coordinated by the SME Helpdesk. The MEAINDEX was officially launched in 2018, and is fast being recognised as a unique source of information for anything which is business related, from entities related to our business ecosystem contact numbers to information about any incentives, schemes and training programmes available.
Since MEA has started participating in the NESA in 2015, it has placed first three times – 2015, 2017, 2019 and second in 2016 and 2018. In 2015 and 2017, it was also shortlisted by an adjudicating committee appointed by the EU Commission of European Enterprise Promotion Awards and on both occasions, besides placing among the top three projects submitted across the EU, we also received a special mention certificate.