The awards programme was organised to recognise the top-performing listed companies on Bursa Malaysia, honouring several other categories including small-capital and mid-capital companies – essentially those whose market capitalisation on Bursa Malaysia is under RM1 billion.
Tan was chosen as the Best CEO for his display of dynamism, leadership, strong business and management expertise. He was also recognised by the panel of judges of how he steered Signature Kitchen to greater heights among the other potential candidates.
“As we expand our business and grow stronger in the markets we operate in, maintaining high level of excellence in our business operations is imperative to ensure confidence of our stakeholders,” Tan commented.
“We strive to perform to the highest standards of the industry and to always preserve our reputation in providing 21 years of trusted quality as well as excellent customer service to our customers.”
Tan, together with Signature International’s cofounder Dato’ Michael Chooi has been instrumental to the growth of the company as well as the Signature Kitchen brand since its inauguration in 1994. Signature Kitchen holds the largest kitchen retail network in Malaysia with substantial presence across 15 countries in both retail and corporate project segments.
“I take this opportunity to thank those who have worked with Signature International, especially my management team for all their dedication and support over the years. We are proud to receive this award as it reflects the faith of our stakeholders have in the management and the company,” Tan said.
Signature International has received several other high business growth achievement awards in the past. In 2006, the company was among the top ten winners of the Enterprise 50 Award which honours the achievements of enterprising small-medium enterprises (SMEs) that are well-positioned for the future.
The company was also featured in Malaysian edition of the Blue Ocean Strategy Book as one of the 15 Malaysian success stories of new market establishments.
The Best Under Billion Awards 2015 also honoured 14 other companies in seven other categories.