The 10th edition of the Business Goa awards was celebrated in grandeur with 25 awardees being awarded in a splendid ceremony that felicitated excellence in business

The Spexmojo.com presents Business Goa Awards for Corporate Excellence 2022 was held on 3rd April 2022 in a grand function at Goa Marriott Resort, Miramar.

With a bold and brilliant goal of being the ‘Voice of Business in Goa,’ Business Goa magazine celebrated the 10th edition of the Business Goa Awards with much pomp and glamour.

The ceremony was graced by the presence of many prominent personalities like Chief Minister Dr PramodSawant, Tourism and IT Minister RohanKhaunte – amidst industry captains as well as saw the arrival of the famous Indian actress PoojaBedi.

Having awarded more than 255 persons till date, The Business Goa Awards for Corporate Excellence is one of the most coveted award events in Goa. It celebrates and honours those individuals and businesses that have made massive contributions in the social and economic growth of the state.

The Keynote Speaker for the award show was none other than Chief Minister of Goa, Dr.PramodSawant. While congratulating the organisers and award winners, he stated that the Government of Goa will be coming up with new reforms and policies in all sectors so as to promote new entrepreneurs. The Business Goa Awards 2022 saw 25 awardees being acknowledged for their efforts in the space of business, trade, technology, and excellence.

The awards encompassed various personalities, businesses, and startups that have achieved significant milestones in the socio-economic ecosystem of Goa.

Some of the best and brightest minds in Goa were honoured for their contributions to business and excellence in the four major categories of the Awards – Hospitality and Real Estate, Excellence, Best Companies, and Top Honours.

The winners in the Hospitality and Real Estate category were Manglam Build Developers Ltd (Real Estate Company of the Year), Equiknox (Real Estate Brand of the Year), Copperleaf – Panaji (New Restaurant of the Year), and Hamerzz Luxury Night Club (Best Nightclub of the Year). The awardees in the Excellence category were Goa Business School (Excellence in Education), Sanjay Centre for Special Education (Social Impact Award), Priyanka Row (Enterprise Changemaker), A. Durga Prasad (Excellence in Film Making), Dr Emanuel Gracias (Excellence in Women’s Healthcare), Forum for Innovation Incubation Research and Entrepreneurship (Startup Incubator of the Year), MangirishSalelkar (Leadership in Technology), and Lokmanya Multipurpose Co-op Society Ltd (Excellence in Banking).

The winners in the Best Companies category were Shukra Jewellers (Jewellery Company of the Year), ASG Eye Hospital  (Healthcare Brand of the Year), Cottons Daily (E-Commerce Company of the Year), Saltwater Sutra (Investment Banker of the Year), Blisspace (Modular Furniture Company of the Year), AdCity Advertising (Outdoor Advertising Agency of the Year), Purple Crest Advertising (Advertising Agency of the Year), CAM Industrial Services (Excellence and Sustainable Development in Sanitation and Waste Management). The awardees in the Top Honours category were GKB Hi-Tech Lenses Pvt Ltd (Brand of the Year) and B:Live (Startup of the Year), SantoshKenkre (Professional of the Year), Ralph De Sousa (Business Leadership Award), and Mahendra K Gupta (Lifetime Achievement Award).

Spexmojo.com was the title sponsor while ASK Wealth Advisors, Manas Developers, and Fortune Miramar were the associate partners for the awards. The event was powered by Dr.Kurade’s, Assess Build Chem Private Limited, Tangentia, and Frontline Managed Services.

John Distilleries was the beverage partner, Goa Marriott Resort Goa was the venue partner, Indigomusic.com was the radio partner, TPT Productions was the creative partner, while 25fps was the video partner. My Goa and Savoir Faire were the magazine and organising partners, respectively. The host for the evening was SwapnilKamat, CEO and Co-Founder of upGrad Work Better Training.

“The industry and government have to work hand in hand to bring in the required change”

Chief Minister, Dr PramodSawant while congratulating Business Goa magazine and the awardees speaks about his Government’s plans for industry in the state

At this awards function, our newly inducted Tourism Minister and IT Minister, RohanKhaunte and my colleague, MLA DajiSalkar are present with us.

Business people from all over Goa and entrepreneurs of every hue have gathered here today. First of all, I would like to congratulate Business Goa magazine.

Harsh and Urvija have been publishing this magazine continuously for the last 13 years. This is the 10th Awards ceremony. I would like to applaud their efforts to promote industry in Goa.

Congratulations to all the award winners. The Lifetime Achievement Award which has been given to Sri Mahendra K Gupta is so well-deserved. So once again, congratulations to all the award winners, for the different categories for which you have been awarded.

This is the Business Goa Awards night. We are celebrating entrepreneurship and industry; and as the Chief Minister, I would encourage and promote different and new entrepreneurs.

The Government is also planning various functions on similar lines in the future to promote new businesses and new entrepreneurs in the state.

During my previous tenure, especially the last three years, we have gone through a very difficult time having to face covid, the flood, the cyclone and the slowing down of the state economy because of these situations.

I promise you that in my new tenure we are starting with the Swayampurna Goa 2.0. I promise to deliver the best possible to business and industry and my government is with you.

We are ready to come up with new reforms. We are ready to do whatever it takes for the industry, for promoting ease of doing business, in every sector. Not only in IT, not only in the MSME sectors but in all the sectors from tourism to agro based and food processing industry.

There are so many things that we can do. But it is only possible if the industry and the government works together.

It is you who have to take one step ahead. We are there. We are bringing in reforms in each and every department. In my last tenure, I have been trying to push reforms, but this time round I will definitely implement a lot of policies and changes. As representatives of industry, I welcome your suggestions for the betterment of each and every sector. We want more industries to come to Goa; we want more investors to come to Goa so they can invest in this state in various fields.

I once again congratulate all the award winners, Business Goa magazine and  the organisers for giving me this opportunity to interact with industry captains and the awardees

“As the Minister for Tourism in the State, I’d like to take all the stakeholders into confidence and promote the best of what Goa has to offer. I promise to deliver in not only tourism but the IT sector as well – all what the people of Goa, business people and the youth have been waiting for”




“Ten years of honouring and awarding entrepreneurship in Goa has been a deeply satisfying experience”

HarshvardhanBhatkuly shares his thoughts at the Business Goa Awards 2022. Excerpts from his welcome speech

It gives me great pleasure and pride to unveil the 10th edition of the Business Goa Awards for Corporate Excellence this year, presented by Spexmojo.com.

Ten years back, in February 2012, we started this journey amidst swaying palms on Baga Beach at Tito’s. Over the last eight editions, from 2014 onwards, we have been hosting the event at this beautiful venue, the Goa Marriott Resort at Panaji.

Business Goa, the magazine is now a teenager. It is 13 years old. It is quite a different beast from what it started out to be – obviously because of the passage of time and the churn of content, the advent of new ideas, and more particularly, the change of business dynamics in Goa.

However, our vision, our mission, our idea, and a very audacious goal to be ‘The Voice of Business in Goa’ have remained intact. Our commitment to our readers and Goa’s business ecosystem has not changed. In fact, at the risk of sounding like a stuck record, I keep telling everybody who wants to listen to me that we are the only magazine in Goa which came out in print throughout the pandemic on the news-stands. And month after month, we have stayed put with our zeal to deliver the finest content pertaining to industry and entrepreneurship to Goa’s entrepreneurial and industry-focused ecosystem.

Business Goa Awards for Corporate Excellence has always been awardee-centric. In ten years, we have awarded 255 business persons, excellence seekers, entrepreneurs, change makers who have walked away with the honours, making this the most coveted business award event in this part of the world.

The property stands steadfast on three pillars. First is the Business Goa family – our team, organisers, jury, advisors, event managers and the ones who work behind the scenes. Second is the business community, the fraternity, the ecosystem from which spring the awardees every year. And third are the people who actually make this happen, the sponsors.

The presenting sponsor for this year is Spexmojo.com. As Prime Minister NarendraModiji says, “This decade is the decade of Indian startups.” With Spexmojo we are sure that they will make a huge difference in the field of spectacles and eyewear business. Our Associate Sponsors ASK Wealth Advisors, Manas Developers and Fortune Miramar.

Our powered by sponsors Dr.Kurade’s, Assess Build Chem Private Limited, Tangentia and Frontline Managed Services.

Our radio partner is Goa’s fun young station – Radio Indigo 91.9 FM. Paul John is the beverage partner. 25fps is our video partner. We thank Herald for the print publicity. My personal thanks to HanishTimblo and SushantTari for their timely advice and ideas. We thank Picturesque, led by SajjanBhatkar, who make the personalised award frames every year for us.

I thank our sponsors – this year, as well as in the past, especially Nana babBandekar of NRB Group who were the presenting sponsors from 2014-2019; and Ulhas Jewellers for being the presenting sponsor at the first edition in 2012. I would also like to express my deep gratitude to all our advertisers, subscribers, and those who actually purchase the magazine off the newsstand, because they keep us in the business of business.

Our team has been the backbone of this enterprise. Special mention has to be made about Annalise Gouveia who has just completed a decade with Business Goa. Sybil Rodrigues, Sweta Sharma, Rakshama Naik, Samay Shetti and Mayur Santineskar have worked tirelessly to put this event together.

Coming back to the awardees, this year has been a fantastic mix of enterprise, professionals, youth and experience – entrepreneurs, change-makers, people who take their trade very seriously. I extend my hearty congratulations to them and wish them to take their ventures to even bigger heights

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