The Haven Bags International Quality Award

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David Yam receiving the BID International Arch of Europe Award from President and CEO Jose E. Prieto, Frankfurt June 27

The Haven Lakeside Residences, Tambun bagged the International Arch of Europe Award at its 25th International Quality Convention held in Frankfurt, Germany, on June 27. Dubbed the “Oscar of the Business World”, the award recognises quality and excellence of companies that invest great effort in improving their products and services.

The Haven’s David Yam received the award from President and CEO, Jose E. Prieto of Business Initiative Directions (BID), a leading private organisation awarding companies worldwide.

The citation says, “The Haven was named winner of the 2011 BID International Arch of Europe Award in Frankfurt, a trophy that BID presents to those companies from around the world that are dedicated to high standards of excellence and innovation in their practices and focus on quality first.”

Malaysian companies previously awarded were Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Permodalan Nasional Berhad, and YTL Power Services Sdn Bhd.

Co-principal Peter Chan said it was an honour for the company to have been rewarded for its entrepreneurial achievements and also its role in quality and innovation, two key requirements for receiving the Business Initiative Directions Quality Award. He was humbled by the recognition considering that fellow winners were global companies from the Fortune 500 list.

They are Operadora VIPS, Wal-Mart, Turner Construction International LLC, Indian Oil Corporation, Tata Elxsi and Hong Yuen Electronics Ltd.