dfcu Bank has once again partnered with Nation Media Group represented by Daily Monitor, KPMG, and Uganda Investment Authority to launch the 2022 Uganda Top 100 Mid-sized companies’ survey.
The Uganda Top 100 mid-sized companies’ program has been running since 2009 with the objectives of identifying Uganda’s fastest growing medium sized companies that display business excellence and showcasing some of the country’s most successful entrepreneurship stories.
Themed ‘Creating synergies and sustainable Business models sufficient for accelerated growth’, the 2022 edition was launched along with a forum focusing on tax under the topic; “Developments in the tax regime; Implications to growth and Business Sustainability”. Most importantly, the 2022 TOP 100 survey will bring back the pre-COVID 19 survey approach where SMEs will be screened on both the general and financial questionnaires. This is intended to create understanding of how SMEs are coping with the post-pandemic business environment and therefore help policy makers to come up with informed decisions to accelerate growth.
According to the Nation Media Managing Director Tony Glencross, participating in this annual competition is critical to business process improvement that eventually helps entities gain access to new sources of financing, enhance their business management skills, and acquire new partners they need to move to the next level.
“We are happy to be back with the 2022 survey following the past two years when we focused on research and knowledge sharing. I call upon all SMEs to be part of the Top100 this year as we work with our partners to make sure this top 100 2022 is a phenomenal success,” he remarked.
Mr. Mathias Katamba, the dfcu Bank CEO noted that as businesses look to ramp up their operations after the CoVID-19 crisis, there is a unique opportunity to sharpen their focus on making their business models more resilient and sustainable, to catalyse social and economic change.
“SMEs have proven themselves to be resilient, adapting rapidly and imaginatively to a level of disruption that no business could have ever foreseen. Banks regard SMEs as a core and strategic part of the economy of Uganda and we invest heavily in supporting SMEs through their people, their technology, and sector-specific support,” he said.
“dfcu Bank is committed to supporting viable businesses, by providing access to finance for the investment required to support them in their journey toward a long-term prosperous future,” Katamba added.
To take part in the survey a company needs to complete a general questionnaire. The questionnaire will be shared with respective companies online through a link. Data will be aggregated to show key trends shown by the Top 100 companies and highlights of the survey results/ findings will be published in the Daily Monitor.