Chairman of B5 Plus Ghana Limited, Mukesh Thakwani, with the Ghana Club 100 award.
LEADING STEEL and iron rods manufacturer and exporter, B5 Plus Ghana Limited, has won two coveted Ghanaian industry awards.
The company on Saturday, November 25, 2017, was honoured as Ghana’s Fastest and Dynamic Growing Iron & Steel Company of the year for 2016 in the maiden edition of the Chamber Business Awards, an initiative of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber Business Awards aims at acknowledging and celebrating key businesses and personalities who have contributed meaningfully to business practices in Ghana.
B5 Plus moved on to grab the prestigious Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) Ghana Club 100 award on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City, in Accra.
In the GIPC awards, which honours 100 companies annually based on three criteria namely profitability, size and growth, B5 Plus emerged as the 48th best company in Ghana.
Chairman of B5 Plus Ghana Limited, Mukesh Thakwani in a statement at the 16th edition of the GIPC Club 100 Awards night held under the theme: ‘Industrialization – A tool for job creation and accelerated economic development,’ dedicated the awards to employees of the company, without whom, he said, the company would not have achieved anything significant.
According to him, B5 Plus, since its establishment in 2002, has worked hard to improve its operations, moving from being an importer of iron and steel to become a major exporter of such products to 15 West African states.
Through hard work and strategic leadership, he reiterated, the company has from its humble beginnings contributed immensely to the growth of the Ghanaian economy, providing about 2,000 direct and indirect jobs.
He emphasized that B5 Plus remained committed to providing quality products to its clients, saying “B5 Plus is always doing very well in our own sector, producing quality goods at competitive rates.”
President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in a speech read on his behalf by Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Marfo charged the Club 100 awardees comprising several rural banks, to lift up their game and invest significantly in technology and research, saying “once you’re in the Club 100, you cannot make it a business as usual, you should try to improve your business.”
In attendance at the Club 100 awards event which saw Newmont Golden Ridge – Ghana Limited, emerging as the topmost company of the year 2016, followed by MTN Ghana and GOIL, were Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister for Business Development, Mohammed Awal, Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, Carlos Ahenkorah, Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG) Dr. Ernest Addison and captains of the industry.
About B5 Plus
B5 Plus Ghana Limited was established about 15 years ago with its corporate headquarters in Tema. It was initially importing steel and iron from Cote d’ Ivoire and South Africa but has grown to the stage where it now exports to other countries.
B5 Plus Limited operates in all the 15 Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) nations.
The company’s principal product is steel products which come in seven major categories: Mild Steel, High Tensile & Iron Rods, Galvanized Products, Stainless Steel, Marine & Mining, Roofing & Nails and Concrete & Fencing.
Its vision is to become the world’s steel industry benchmark through the excellence of its people, its innovative approach and overall conduct.