Thefirst edition of the InnoBankia Awards, jointly convened by La Provincia / Diario de Las Palmas and the Bankia financial institution, tosupport the development of the Canarian society through the recognition of the leading companies of the IslandsThey already have their 20 finalists, four in each of the five categories created for these awards.
Success of participation
TheRegistration deadlineIt has been open for two months through the website created for these awards and during this time, Canarian companies from all sectors have registered in a maximum of two of thefive categoriesof these awards: Best Professional Career; Innovation Award; Award to the Best Tourist Company, Award to the Best Sustainable Company and Award to the Best Exporting Company.
Theprofessional jury,formed by 5 well-known personalities of the business world of the province has been in charge of choosing the4 finalists in each of the categories.
Finalists of the first edition
Thecategory ofBest Professional Career awards to companies with more than 15 years old, whose trajectory has been an example in the search for excellence. The finalists for this award are:Cooperativa Farmaceútica Canaria – Cofarca,Domingo Alonso Group,Emicela S.A.,Martín e Hijos S.L.
The Export Company Award seeks recognition for those entities that have opted to export their product and open to new markets from the Canary Islands. The finalists for this award are:Aloe Plus Lanzarote S.L.,Emicela S.A.,Mojos GuachinerfeYPositronica S.A.
TheSustainability Award recognizes companies that have implemented actions aimed at achieving sustainable development, that stand out for their innovative nature or that have social or environmental benefits. This prize will be decided among the following finalists:BeCordial Hotels & Resorts,Centers of Art, Culture and Tourism of the Cabildo of Lanzarote,EcobrisasYElittoral Slne.
The category of Tourist Company rewards those companies that are carrying out innovative initiatives and projects in this field and that help identify opportunities for the group of companies in the country. This award will be given to one of these four companies:Be Cordial Hotels & Resorts,Centers of Art, Culture and Tourism of the Cabildo of Lanzarote,Canarias Residences S.A. (Hotel Bohemia Suites & Spa)YInsular Travel S.A.
Companies that have developed an important advance or milestone in the business world in which they carry out their activity opted forInnovation Award.In this category the prize will be taken by one of the following companies:Cooperativa Farmaceútica Canaria – Cofarca,Domingo Alonso Group S.L.,Elittoral SlneYSports Management Consultants S.L.
The winners of each of the categories will be announced nextTuesday October 30 at a special galawhich will be held in the Club La Provincia. In addition, that night theIndicex Special Prize for Digitalizationto one of the participating companies in this first edition of the InnoBankia Awards.
The winners will be published in all the information media of La Provincia (printed newspaper and digital edition) to give visibility to the wide business diversity that exists in the Canary Islands. In addition, all the information aboutParticiapant enterprises, as well as the final winners can be known through the website:awardsinnobankia.es
Thejury of these awardsit was composed by Agustín Robles Hernández, director of Zona Las Palmas Norte of Bankia and Marcos Olivan Cortés, director of Business Center 8745 of Bankia; Antonio Marcelino Santana, managing director of the Science and Technology Park Foundation of theUniversity of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Carlos Díaz, head of the Project Analysis Department of the Economic Promotion Society of Gran Canaria (SPEGC), dependent on theCabildo of Gran Canaria; Clara Sosa, Technical Manager of Competitiveness, External Promotion and Internal Communication of the City Council of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria – representing the Councilor for Economic Promotion, Employment and Tourism,Pedro Quevedo-; Gustavo Ojeda, vice president of the Canary Islands Business Confederation, José Joaquín Bethancourt, CEO of the Society for the Economic Development of the Canary Islands (Sodecan) and Pilar Alcaide, general director of the Chamber of Commerce of Gran Canaria.