The Georgian Times Rates Businesses

On December 14, media holding The Georgian Times presented its 15th Business-Rating, based on public opinion and marketing research by GORBI.

The most successful companies of 2016-2017 were awarded at the Tbilisi ‘Garden Hall’.

The purpose of the project is to define the most successful fields in national business, support business dialogue among government and society; to create a new image for Georgian business, to introduce new perspective companies, and what is most important, to attract global businesses to invest in Georgia. Business rate contribution is recognized not only by businesses but also by the political world.

The 30 best companies of 2016-2017 were:

1. AVERSI

2. Basis Bank

3. GAA Holding

4. Gulf

5. Geoplant

6. Geoproduct

7. Giuani

8. Dugladze’s wine company

9. N C C

10. Wagon building holding

11. Wendy’s

12. Zarapxana

13. Caucasus auto import

14. Kula

15. M G

16. Mtkvari Energy

17. NEO gas

18. Nikora supermarket

19. NewTime

20. Omega group

21. ORBI Batumi

22. PSP

23. Saknakhshiri

24. International energy/energetical corporation

25. Georgian industrial group

26. Socar Georgia petroleum

27. Socar Georgia gas

28. Georgian beer company – Zedazeni

29. Shukhman wines Georgia

30. Hyundai auto Georgia

The best investors were also rewarded, and were given various prices. The best of the best were named by a competent jury. The aim of the Investment Award is to show and popularize investors and investment projects, both those with completed projects and those still in process. Media holding Georgian Times and public opinion and marketing research company GORBI have hosted this Award since 1995.

The best investors are:

1. Anaklia development consortium

2. Dreamland oasis

3. Lisi development

4. Geosteal

5. Geopars

Partners are:

6. N kirom plus

7. University of black sea

8. Hospital by the name of saint Michael (mtavarangelozi) multi profile clinical hospital

The best investors of 2016 were Omega Group and Zaza Okuashvili.

Project supporters are:

• Tbilisi City Hall

• Ministry of Economy

• Ministry of Agriculture

• Ministry of Finance

• Ministry of Infrastructure

• GCCI

• ICC Georgia

• Co-Investment Fund

Partners of the projects are:

• Georgian Trade Industrial Chamber

• International Trade Industrial Chamber

• Partnership Fund

• Co-investment Fund

In presenting the best companies and businessmen, independent experts, economical profile heads of department, economical profile journalists, consulting companies, and NGOs took part.

A list is compiled by the Ministry of Finance of those who invested one million GEL or more in the Georgian economy. From these, a vote is made to choose the best.

Criteria used in choosing winners includes: Protecting the interests of entrepreneurs, public image, charity, effectiveness of advertising company, new work places, stability of work, social corporative responsibility, success of the company, recognition abroad, relationship with society, effective marketing, financial transparency, investment attractiveness, innovative projects, professionalism of the group, promoting small or medium sized businesses, constant progress and new technologies, and guarantee of quality.

As per tradition, the business-rate awards ceremony hosted members of the government... and local foreign representatives of mass media.

During the ceremony businessmen of various nominations received a golden cross. The best of the best received a handmade and exclusive “Bolnuri jvari/cross” made of gold (31.5 grams), silver (12 grams), diamond (1 piece), blue sapphire (1 piece), turquoise (4 pieces), zircon (2 pieces), and green dzotsi (2 pieces).

During the past years, in business rate, winner companies and businessmen have been revealed as:

1. TBC group – Mamuka Khazaradze.

2. Cocacola bottlers Georgia- Temur Chkhonia

3. Khazbegi – Gogi Topadze

4. Khazbegi Kastaeli – Gogi Topadze

5. GWS – Levan Gachechiladze

6. LTD Samgori 94 – Avto Tsereteli

7. LTD Tbilaviamsheni – Pantiko Tordia

8. TBC Bank – Vakhtang Buctskhrikhidze

9. United Georgian Bank –Vano Chkhartishvili

10. LTD Samgori 94 – Avto Tsereteli

11. Geocell – Osman Turani

12. Geocell – Osman Turani

13. Geocell – Osman Turani and Georgian Bank – Irakli Gilauri

14. Socar Energy Georgia – Mahir Mamedov

15. Bank of Georgia – Irakli gilauri

16. Wissol Group –Soso Pkhakadze

17. Soccar petroleum Georgia – Davit Zubitashvili

Media partners were: Georgian Public Broadcaster, IMEDI, Iberia, TV1, Palitra News, Saperavi TV, Rugby TV, Obiektivi, Starvisia, Music Box, Fortuna Auto Radio, Tbiliselebi, Georgian Times, Georgia Today, Caucasus business wiki, Resonans, Prime Time, Georgian word/Kartuli sitkva, Svobodnaya Gruziya, Business media, Versia, Kartuli Azri/Georgian opinion, Geotimes.ge, Award.com.ge, Kvira.ge, Georgianpress.ge, Fox.ge, Liberinfo.ge, NewsDay.ge, Reportiori.ge, Economic.ge, Metronome.ge, Timer.ge and Fact2.ge.

The Golden sponsor of the event was Socar Energy Georgia and the General sponsor was Zarapxana.

18 December 2017 21:43