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The application period for the 2019 Nation Builder Awards is now open!

The NCB Nation Builder Awards will not only highlight outstanding entrepreneurial performance and sound operational practices, but it will also greatly emphasize the SME's contribution to community development.

An independent panel of judges will thoroughly assess the applicants' recent financial performance, strategic direction, product or service innovation and the business leadership in community development.

Please feel free to submit your application for one or more of the following awards:

  • NCB Nation Builder Award
  • NCB Innovation Award
  • NCB Young Entrepreneur
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The NCB Nation Builder Awards (NBA) is an NCB-led initiative to recognize and celebrate small and medium enterprise (SME) customers. The NBA programme seeks to highlight outstanding entrepreneurial performance, sound business practices and the SME’s contribution to community development.

Six nominees will be chosen from each category with the highest ranked in each being named the winner. The Award programme also recognizes and supports the entrepreneurial spirit and aspirations of a final year management Studies or Entrepreneurial Studies student of the University of the West Indies Mona Campus. This student will be identified by the head of Department of the Management Studies as having prepared and submitted the best final year business plan/ project. This category is the NCB Vision Award.

Judging Criteria

NCB Nation Builder Award:

  • Primary banking relationship for the business MUST be with NCB
  • Business operating for 3 years or more
  • Business must demonstrate strong community impact.

NCB Young Entrepreneur Award:

  • The business must have been in operation for no more than 3 years
  • Business are not required to be NCB customers
  • Business must demonstrate strong community impact
  • Principal must be 35 years old or under

NCB Innovation Builder Award

  • The business must have been in operation for a minimum of 12 months
  • Business must use creativity, which can include technology, to introduce a new product, entrer a market and/or gain competitive advantage
  • New NCB Business Customers are welcome to enter
  • Business must be customers of NCB

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