(L-R) Ms Rachel Wong, President, Spirit of Enterprise (SOE) | Award Presenter, Ms Grace Lui, Director, Valuation & Transaction Services, CLA Global TS (formerly Nexia TS) |
SOE-CLA Global TS Entrepreneurship Award Winner, Mrs Tjendri Anastasia Liew, Founder and Managing Director, Bengawan Solo |
Guest-of-Honour, Ms Low Yen Ling, Minister of State for Trade and Industry, and Culture, Community and Youth.
Singapore, 9 June 2022 – CLA Global TS (formerly Nexia TS) congratulates all 44 entrepreneurs awarded at the Spirit of Enterprise (SOE) Awards 2020/2021. This year’s awards recognised many Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for their resilience and growth amid the pandemic.
SOE is a non-profit charity organisation that CLA Global TS (formerly Nexia TS) has been supporting its commendable mission, to honour and inspire excellence in business entrepreneurship with its SOE-CLA Global TS Entrepreneurship Award.
“CLA Global TS (formerly Nexia TS) has been a long-time partner of Spirit of Enterprise; their generous sponsorship and continuous support are integral to SOE’s ability to fulfil our mission of honouring entrepreneurs and inspiring youth. We are incredibly grateful for this support and remain committed to growing this partnership while honouring the achievements of deserving local entrepreneurs with the SOE-Nexia TS Entrepreneurship Award.” said Ms Rachel Wong, President, Spirit of Enterprise (SOE).
After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Awards Ceremony was held on 25 May 2022 at
The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore to honour and recognise local entrepreneurs’ achievements.
This year, the highest accolade achievement went to Mrs Tjendri Anastasia Liew, Founder and Managing Director of bakery chain Bengawan Solo. SOE-CLA Global TS Entrepreneurship Award recognises past honouree of the SOE Awards for their ability to have taken their business to new heights.
“Congratulations to Mrs Tjendri Anastasia Liew for receiving the SOE-CLA Global TS Entrepreneurship Award. We are pleased to present the award to Mrs Tjendri Anastasia Liew as she has clearly demonstrated how she helmed the firm to greater heights with the many successful ideas to revolutionise the bakery chain’s business. Her efforts in building an enterprising and sustainable business model will motivate aspiring entrepreneurs to always innovate and yet stay relevant.” said Mr Henry Tan, Group CEO & Chief Innovation Officer, CLA Global TS.
“Thank you Spirit of Enterprise and CLA Global (formerly Nexia TS) TS for recognising us with this award. We are very honoured to receive this and are encouraged to continue our efforts to improve and innovate while preserving tradition and constantly improving the taste and quality of our products.” said Mrs Tjendri Anastasia Liew, Founder & Managing Director, Bengawan Solo.
In addition to supporting the SOE Awards, CLA Global TS (formerly Nexia TS) collaborates with SOE to run the annual ‘CLA Global TS’ Business Plan Challenge’. In its 5th year running, the challenge aims to nurture local entrepreneurs by supporting aspiring students in their entrepreneurship journey through mentorship and peer learning. Students who have participated in the past from local universities have benefited by gathering feedback from successful entrepreneurs, industry experts and leading business professionals. It provides the students a head start on their career and entrepreneurship journey. The winning team will walk away with $500 cash prize. Participating students are also welcomed to explore possible internship or employment with the firm.
About the SOE Awards:
The Spirit of Enterprise Awards platform is an annual award conferred to deserving business entrepreneurs to honour their outstanding achievements. It aims to recognise our local entrepreneurs’ courage, perseverance, and innovation in their journey of entrepreneurship. These local entrepreneurs serve to become role models for our young Singaporeans to emulate and to inspire the youths to take the bold step in becoming enterprising entrepreneurs. All nominees are interviewed by SOE’s appointed Student Interviewers who will prepare interview transcripts, together with supporting documents, for submission to SOE Judging Panel, comprising the SOE Board of Governors. The Judging Panel will review the submissions and select the honourees based on the selection criteria established.
For more information, please refer to www.soe.org.sg/soe-awards.
About CLA Global
CLA Global Limited (CLA Global) is a worldwide organisation of independent accounting and advisory firms. CLA Global member firm professionals provide audit, accounting, tax, and advisory services to help guide organisations and individuals through the increasingly complex global business and financial environment. For more information, visit CLAglobal.com.
About CLA Global TS (formerly Nexia TS)
Founded in 1993, CLA Global TS (formerly known as Nexia T.S.), is an award-winning Asia-Centred Business Advisor. An independent member firm of CLA Global Network, CLA Global TS provides a full spectrum of professional services including, but not limited to Assurance & IPO Reporting, Tax, Risk Advisory, Valuation, Insolvency & Restructuring, Sustainability & Climate Change Advisory and more. For more information, visit CLA-TS.com.