On Friday 10th July at the Westin Dragonara you would have been forgiven for thinking Hollywood had descended on Malta.
All the trappings of the Oscars were present, the red carpet, wall-to-wall designer clothes, champagne flowing like water and the great and good gathering for an awards ceremony.
In fact it was the Malta’s Best Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2015, organized and presented by publishing and media professional services organisation, MBR Publications. In their own words:
“We present Malta’s Best Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2015 to recognise the outstanding achievements of these trail-blazers, and hope their stories can inspire other entrepreneurs to create their own success.
“The Malta’s Best Entrepreneur of the Year Awards demonstrate our commitment in supporting generations of entrepreneurs in Malta in their adventurous and exciting journey of growth”
For Astra Consulting Malta it was surprise and an honour to be nominated in the first place. To actually win an award was even more amazing. Paul Gostelow of Astra Consulting won the award for Best Corporate Finance Entrepreneur of the year. Being given an award by the judges who applied strict criteria to decide who wins in each category is still difficult to get your head around!
What happens now? The main thing is to continue to operate in the manner which justified the award in the first place. Just winning an award does not mean you have “arrived”, it just means more hard work to build on the foundation we have.
For our current and future clients we believe this accolade gives them the assurance we are the right partners to work with on their various projects, but it is only our actions that will prove if this award is a one-off or maybe… just maybe, the first of many more.