nominated for MEED 2015 Gulf Capital SME Awards

Top Quote The Gulf Capital SME Awards Programme recognises as one of the frontrunners for this year's Gulf Capital Small-Medium Enterprises Award - Online Business Category. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 24, 2015 - is celebrating after being named a finalist in the 'Online Business of the Year' category in the Gulf Capital SME Awards 2015. The awards night is organised by MEED, which partnered with Gulf Capital four years ago as the headline sponsor, to recognise UAE's SMEs, business leaders and, entrepreneurs for innovation, growth and success.

    Considered as one of the most esteemed awards handed out to SMEs in the Middle East, the Gulf Capital SME Awards is presented by the leading economic digest in the Middle East, MEED, and the largest alternative asset management company in UAE, Gulf Capital. MEED and Gulf Capital selects and nominates outstanding SMEs for the Online Business of the Year award based on their performance and relevance in the Middle Eastern economy.

    The judging panel of this year's awards includes some of UAE's most committed supporters of SMEs. These are Rabea Ataya (CEO of, Clare Woodcraft-Scott (CEO of Emirates Foundation), Nader Henein (Regional Director of Blackberry Security), and Essam Disi (Senior Manager of Strategy and Policy of Dubai SME).

    This goes to show that has been successful in setting the standard for innovation, creativity, and service on the Internet. It is one of the shortlisted entries out of over 200 of the top qualified SME entrants this year. This is truly an incredible feat to be selected among the best.

    When asked about the nomination, Joanna Nazareno-Santillan, Founder of said: "We are truly honoured and ecstatic about this nomination we received from MEED. This is a testament for all the hard work and effort that the has put in, in order to provide the best possible service and experience to our partners, and of course, to all the parents who are tirelessly working for the sake of their children's future."

    "The growth in the number of entrants this year compared to the previous edition shows the award programme's steadily growing reputation as a highly sought-after recognition scheme for SMEs. This year's finalists have shown remarkable progress, as evidenced by their strong turnover performance. Beyond the numbers, what makes this year's batch impressive is the strong emphasis on innovation as a key foundation for achieving long-term growth; as well as their determined effort to efficiently manage their resources to support growth plans. We wish the finalists the best of luck and congratulate them for having gone this far in the selection process," said Dr. Karim El-Solh, Chief Executive Officer, Gulf Capital, one of the leading alternative investment firms in the Middle East and headline sponsor of the annual Gulf Capital Awards SME Awards.

    As a finalist, has a golden chance to promote their company's name and image to media partners, boost company morale, and gain recognition from their peers.

    Winners will be announced and presented on October 28, 2015, Wednesday, at The West in Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina on Jumeirah Beach Road in Dubai, UAE. There, they will also have an opportunity to enjoy the pristine Dubai shoreline, and the tranquil setting of the Arabian Gulf, along with the rest of the event's festivities. was also a 2014 nominee of the "Innovation of the Year" award from the weekly business magazine, Arabian Business StartUp Awards. Currently, is being enjoyed and utilised by thousands of parents each month through their 20,000-strong Newsletter subscriptions, 80,000+ Social Media members and 500+ Monthly leads. In addition, the app is also available in Google Play and App Store, making it easier for parents to access their superb after school activities directory. The site is free to join for parents.

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