Awards and Accolades

Community Chest SHARE Gold Award 2023

Singapore, 25 October, 2023:  Declarators received the Community Chest SHARE Award 2023 under the Gold category.  

 

The Community Chest Award 2023 ceremony was hosted in the Istana and the event was graced by the Guest-of-Honour, President
Tharman Shanmugaratnam and Ms Jane Ittogi, and Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Social and Family Development, Mr Eric Chua.

 

The annual Community Chest Awards (CCA) honours organisations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the social service sector by caring for the less fortunate within our community. 

 

We are extremely honoured to receive the award together with other government statutory boards.Together, we shall champion the potential of communities in need and work collectively to build a more inclusive Singapore.

 

Click here to view the list of winners for 2023.

 

Methodology

The SHARE Awards recognise organisations with employees on SHARE for their high participation rate. The organisation must have contribute regularly for at least nine months within the assessment period. 

 

In order to achieve SHARE GOLD, participation rate has to be between 80% to 89%

Brands for Goods 2023

Singapore, 4 May, 2023:  Declarators received the Brand for Goods Award 2023 under the Honouree category.  The award recognizes businesses that have unique business models and/or innovative internal processes to achieve not only economic but also social and environmental goals.

 

Declarators was recognized for its contribution to society in the following areas:

 

  1. Declarators recognises the importance of growing our business in a socially responsible manner that creates positive impacts. We firmly believe that success is not measured solely based on our growth and achievements. At Declarators, the culture of giving is inculcated in our DNA.
  2. Declarator’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) agenda aims to give back to the community consistently. Declarators firmly believes in the importance of CSR and will continue to expand on other initiatives.
  3. Declarators recognises the importance of green initiatives for our workspace & employees. We also recognize that a healthy planet means a sustainable life for future generations. We are committed to a sustainable future and to improving the social, economic and environmental well being of the community.

Click here to view the list of winners for 2023.

 

Methodology

Brands For Good nominees undergo a strict review of their submissions by a panel of renowned experts. Each category features judges with specific experience in the category, and who have a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities the brands face in today’s marketplace – to qualify businesses that are truly exemplary in their field. Brand for Goods aim to recognize businesses that not only make a difference but also commit as stewards for a positive impact.

Top 500 High Growth Companies Asia Pacific by the Financial Times 2023

Singapore, 15 Mar, 2023: For the 3rd consecutive year, Declarators was listed by the Financial times for our achievement as one of the top 500 high-growth companies of Asia-Pacific in 2023. Declarators is ranked #182 out of the top 500 high-growth companies. Click here to view the list of winners and their rankings.

 

Methodology

The fifth annual FT ranking of 500 of the Asia-Pacific region’s high-growth companies – It is a list of the 500 companies in the Asia-Pacific region that achieved the highest percentage growth in revenues between 2018 and 2021.

 

Tokyo leads the city rankings with 82 companies, followed by Singapore with 75 and Seoul with 60 groups on the list.

 

Through research in company databases and other public sources, Statista identified tens of thousands of companies in the Asia-Pacific region as potential candidates for the ranking.

Great Place to Work - Singapore 2023

Singapore, 09 March, 2023: Declarators was recognized as a Great Place to Work in Singapore from Mar 2023 to March 2024. Click here to view the list of Singapore Certified Companies.

 

We are delighted to be recognized as a Great Place to work in Singapore!. This award is very special as the results are determined by our own employees.

 

Our Great Place to Work certification is our commitment to driving workplace excellence and people-first organizational culture. Accomplishments like this do not only bring pride to our continuous cultural transformation, but cement our credibility as an employer of choice.

The Straits Times - Singapore's Fastest Growing Companies 2023

Singapore, 17 Jan, 2023: The Straits Times and market research firm Statista awarded Declarators with the Singapore’s Fastest Growing Companies 2023 Award. Declarators is ranked #37 out of the top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Singapore. This is the 3rd consecutive year the Company achieved top 50 ranking. Click here to view the list of winners and their rankings.

 

Methodology

Singapore’s fastest-growing companies is a list of 100 local firms that achieved markedly high revenue growth between 2018 and 2021.

There were strict criteria – they had to be independent firms headquartered in Singapore with revenue generated of at least $150,000 in 2018 and $1.5 million in 2021. Statista examined the officially stated revenue data of more than 600 public companies in Singapore. In the next step, certain high-profile companies that met the aforementioned criteria were added to the list.  

 

The calculation of growth rates was based on the revenue figures submitted by the companies in the respective national currencies. These figures were then converted into Singapore dollars for comparison. The result is a list of companies ranked by compound annual growth rate, which is calculated by taking into account revenue growth over the three-year period

EYA Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2022

Singapore, 08 Dec, 2022: Our Founder and Managing Director, Javier Yip bagged the EYA Entrepreneur of the year award 2022 under “New Entrepreneur Category”.

 

Testimonial from Javier:

As an entrepreneur, it has always been my dream to be a winner of the EYA award, the oldest award in Singapore that honours local entrepreneurs. I am honoured and delighted to turn that dream into a reality. Being a winner of the EYA award is a recognition of our hard work and dedication to our vision and mission objectives. 

 

This prestigious award serves as an encouragement for us entrepreneurs to work harder and aim higher towards greater success. I strongly encourage all entrepreneurs to persevere, remain consistent and never give up on their dreams”

 

About the Award

The Entrepreneur of the Year Award (EYA) is the oldest award in Singapore that honours local entrepreneurs who have shown outstanding performance as business owners, be they emerging or established enterprises, in their respective fields. Now in its 32st year, the EYA is jointly organised by the Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (ASME) and the Rotary Club of Singapore. The Award prides itself for the high qualifying criteria, rigorous rounds of site visits, and stringent judging process.

 

The EYA continues to build upon its legacy as one of Singapore’s most established business accolades where top entrepreneurs are showcased on a platform of national scale. It is also an excellent opportunity to embark on a fulfilling and rewarding Award Journey that spurs business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to aim higher and achieve greater success in the business arena.

Spirit of Enterprise Award 2022

Singapore, 28 Nov 2022 – Our Founder and Managing Director, Javier Yip received Spirit of Enterprise Award 2022 from Minister of State, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth & Ministry of Trade and Industry Chairperson of Mayors’ Committee & Mayor, South West District, Ms Low Yen Ling and President of SOE, Ms Rachel Wong.


About the Award

SOE organises the Spirit of Enterprise (SOE) Awards annually to honour and recognise our local business entrepreneurs’ achievements. Award honourees are evaluated and selected from the pool of SOE nominees interviewed by student interviewers, and are exemplary role models who have contributed towards the economic development of Singapore.


It is truly a milestone to be able to gain the same recognition as these forerunners in the entrepreneurial scene. The SOE Awards provides a platform for local entrepreneurs to gain recognition for their entrepreneurial excellence, and thus encourages innovation, fair business practices and growth in the scene. We are grateful for this support and encouragement in furthering the sustainability of our business.

Top 500 High Growth Companies Asia Pacific by the Financial Times 2022

Singapore, 17 Mar, 2022: Declarators was listed by the Financial times for our achievement as one of the top 500 high-growth companies of Asia-Pacific in 2022. Declarators is ranked #140 out of the top 500 high-growth companies. Click here to view the list of winners and their rankings.

 

Methodology

This fourth annual FT ranking of 500 of the Asia-Pacific region’s high-growth companies — compiled in partnership with research provider Statista — is the most competitive to date.

 

The list ranks entrants from across the region by their compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in revenue between 2017 and 2020.

Japan has the most entries in this year’s list, with 168 companies, followed by India with 97. Singapore comes in third with 61, edging past Australia, which has 60. 

APAC Insider - Best Customs Permit Declaration Specialist 2022

Singapore, 24 Feb, 2022: APAC Insider awarded Declarators with the Best Customs Permit Declaration Specialist 2022 Award.  Click here to view the list of winners.

 

About the Award

Singapore boasts unparalleled experience in various trend setting industries such as eCommerce, Fintech, and Digital Healthcare, and it’s no surprise that Singapore is consistently ranked as one of the world’s best places to do business.

 

The Singapore Business Awards 2022 will once again cast a shining light on the tireless efforts of businesses and individuals that strive to help this vibrant country’s economy grow.

 

Taking part in the Singapore Business Awards 2022 is a great way to demonstrate your achievements over the past 12 months and serves as an opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to promoting business excellence. Furthermore, inclusion in the Singapore Business Awards 2022 provides the means to recognise the merits of those who work as part of a team to provide services deemed worthy of public merit.

 

The Research team gathers information independently from a variety of publicly accessible sources which are assessed alongside any material supplied by a nominating party or the nominee themselves. A final judgement is then made based on several factors such as business performance, longevity, business growth (either sustained or rapid), any significant innovations or feedback from stakeholders.

The Straits Times - Singapore's Fastest Growing Companies 2022

Singapore, 18 Jan, 2022: The Straits Times and market research firm Statista awarded Declarators with the Singapore’s Fastest Growing Companies 2022 Award. Declarators is ranked #22 out of the top 75 Fastest Growing Companies in Singapore. This is the 2nd consecutive year the Company achieved top 25 ranking. Click here to view the list of winners and their rankings.

 

Methodology

Singapore’s fastest-growing companies is a list of 75 local firms that achieved markedly high revenue growth between 2017 and 2020.

There were strict criteria – they had to be independent firms headquartered in Singapore with revenue generated of at least $150,000 in 2017 and $1.5 million in 2020. Statista examined the officially stated revenue data of more than 600 public companies in Singapore. In the next step, certain high-profile companies that met the aforementioned criteria were added to the list.  

 

The calculation of growth rates was based on the revenue figures submitted by the companies in the respective national currencies. These figures were then converted into Singapore dollars for comparison. The result is a list of companies ranked by compound annual growth rate, which is calculated by taking into account revenue growth over the three-year period

Total Defence Awards 2021

Singapore, 23 Mar 2022: Declarators was awarded the Total Defence Awards 2021 in the category of NS Advocate Award for small and medium enterprises. 

 

We are deeply honoured and privileged to accept the Total Defence Award (TDA) from Senior Minister of State for Defence, Mr Zaqy Mohamad. Minister of Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen was the Guest of Honour at the ceremony.

 

The Total Defence Awards Ceremony 2021 (TDA21) had been postponed from 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. The TDA is the highest national accolade that acknowledges exemplary individuals and organisations for their outstanding support towards strengthening the defence of our nation through 6 Pillars – Military, Civil, Economic, Social, Digital, and Psychological.

 

About the Award

The Total Defence Awards (TDA) was first introduced in 1986 to recognise businesses — specifically employers and civil resource owners — for their contributions towards Total Defence (TD). Both the Committee to Strengthen National Service (CSNS) and the Advisory Council on Community Relations in Defence (ACCORD) recommended enhancing the awards for companies with pro-NS policies or human resource practices, and individuals or employers who are supportive of National Service (NS).

 

The revamped TDA was launched in 2015 to recognise a broader spectrum of NS advocates beyond businesses, to include educational institutions, families and community organisations as well as individuals. The Home Team NS Awards has also been integrated with the TDA. The revamped TDA aims to strengthen advocacy for NS by encouraging others to play their part in supporting our national servicemen.

Golden Bull Award 2021

Singapore, Dec 2021: Declarators was awarded the Golden Bull Award 2021 under the Emerging SME Category for its growth and resilience during the pandemic.  This esteem award is audited by Baker Tilly. Click here to view the official Golden Bull Award 2021 theme song and here to view the list of winners and here to view our video speech.

 

Since 2003, the Golden Bull Award have served as the ultimate award for successful businesses: a crowning glory for years of growth and building innate strength.

 

About the Award

The award aims to serve as an effective platform to benchmark successful businesses, inspiring more businesses, both SMEs and corporates, to strive for greater excellence. Excellence is born of a chemistry between perseverance and ideals, virtues embodied by the Golden Bull Award. The nomination select the best by placing emphasis on elimination by process. The award has also come to promote the growth of businesses to contribute to economic prosperity by paying tribute to the efforts of businesses for all their hard-won achievements.

 

Many of the past recipients of the Golden Bull Award have gone on to become industry leaders and listed entites. Many of them are today true examples of what the Golden Bull represents: strength and growth.

ASEAN Business Awards 2021 - SME Exellence (Growth)

Brunei, Nov 2021: We are extremely proud to represent Singapore for receiving the distinguished SME Excellence (Growth) Award. Competing with various organizations from the ASEAN Region, this is our most prestigious award to date. Out of twelve SME Excellence awardees, Declarators Pte Ltd is the only Singapore-based company recognized in the said category.


Click here to view our winning award ceremony and speech and here to view the list of winners.


“We share this honor with our employees, past and present from Declarators Pte Ltd who have worked hard alongside one another to bring us to where we are now. We truly believe that we have what it takes to become one of the best in region” – Javier Yip

 

Methodology

The ASEAN Business Awards were launched in 2007 by the ASEAN Business Advisory Council to give recognition to enterprises that have contributed to the growth and prosperity of the ASEAN economy. The ASEAN Business Awards Panel of Judges included representatives from all ASEAN member states – Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Top 500 High-Growth Companies Asia-Pacific by the Financial Times and Nikkei Asia 2021

Singapore, May 2021: Declarators receive two awards from Financial times and Nikkei Asia respectively for being one of the top 500 high-growth companies of Asia-Pacific in 2021. Declarators is ranked #99 out of the top 500 high-growth companies. Click here (Financial Times) or here (Nikkei Asia) to view the list of winners and their rankings.

 

Methodology

Nikkei has worked with the Financial Times of London and Germany’s Statista to rank Asia’s 500 fastest-growing companies over 2016-2019.

 

The Nikkei-FT-Statista High-Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2021 shows which companies entered the pandemic as success stories. The rankings do not show the impact of the pandemic on their growth; instead, they show a range of companies that have resilience and business acumen. Many of these companies are being revealed to a wider audience for the first time, thanks to this research.

 

The survey covered both private and public companies headquartered in 13 countries and regions in Asia Pacific that had annual revenue of more than $100,000 in 2016 and more than $1 million in 2019. The ranking is based on the revenue growth between 2016 and 2019.

Dun & Bradstreet Eminence Award 2021

Singapore, April 2021: Dun & Bradstreet awarded Declarators with the Business Eminence 2021 Award. Click here to view the list of all winners. As such, we are now a Dun & Bradstreet rated organization bearing DUNS number: 59-539-2393.


The Business Eminence Awards is an initiative by Dun & Bradstreet Singapore to celebrate the nation’s vibrant tradition of entrepreneurship, recognize and showcase the achievements of Singapore companies that are the critical cogs in shaping the business landscape in Singapore over the past year. 


First inaugurated in 2017, the Business Eminence Awards has provided a platform to celebrate the success stories of the key movers and shakers in the local business community from across all industry verticals. Adopting the best-in-class and globally-recognized methodologies, this award uses a proprietary financial model to assess and select the leading business and helps raise the international profile of both promising and established companies in Singapore


Methodology

Dun & Bradstreet Singapore has developed a proprietary financial model with several parameters to identify the best performing businesses. Our primary focus is on business growth and/or profitability.


Apart from revenue and profit growth, the model also utilizes qualitative metrics such as corporate social responsibility track records and indicators of business excellence such as corporate governance to select the best performing companies in Singapore.

Singapore Young Entrepreneurs Award 2021

Singapore, 20 March, 2021: Our founder and Managing Director Javier Yip was awarded the Singapore Young Entrepreneurs Award (SYEA) 2021 under category “Job Creation & Economic Growth” by JCI Chamber International (JCI) Marina Singapore. Click here to view the list of all winners.

 

The Singapore Young Entrepreneurs Award (SYEA) is a youth empowerment initiative founded by a team of youth passionate in making an impact in the business world. SYEA aims to honour and empower local youth entrepreneurs who have implemented commercially viable and sustainable changes to their businesses, with stellar results.

 

SYEA is founded by JCI (Marina) Singapore and co-organised with People’s Association Youth Movement (PAYM) to empower local youth entrepreneurship. Key Ecosystem Partners include *SCAPE, NTUC USME, and OSG Youth Alliance to empower local youth entrepreneurship.

The Straits Times - Singapore's Fastest Growing Companies 2021

Singapore, 19 Jan, 2021: The Straits Times and market research firm Statista awarded Declarators with the Singapore’s Fastest Growing Companies 2021 Award. Declarators is ranked #19 out of the top 75 Fastest Growing Companies in Singapore. Click here to view the list of winners and their rankings

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Methodology

Singapore’s fastest-growing companies is a list of 75 local firms that achieved markedly high revenue growth between 2016 and 2019.

There were strict criteria – they had to be independent firms headquartered in Singapore with revenue generated of at least $150,000 in 2016 and $1.5 million in 2019. Statista examined the officially stated revenue data of more than 600 public companies in Singapore. In the next step, certain high-profile companies that met the aforementioned criteria were added to the list.  

 

The calculation of growth rates was based on the revenue figures submitted by the companies in the respective national currencies. These figures were then converted into Singapore dollars for comparison. The result is a list of companies ranked by compound annual growth rate, which is calculated by taking into account revenue growth over the three-year period

SME 100 Award 2020 - Fast Moving Companies

Singapore, 2nd Dec, 2020:  Declarators received the SME100 “Fast Moving Companies 2020” Award. To be eligible for this award, the organization is required to be a home-grown, local incorporated company with at least 30% local equity, annual turnover of at least SGD500,000 and minimum 10 employees for service/logistics industry. This esteem award is supported by American Chambers (Amcham) and audited by Crowe.


About The Award

SME100 is a regional Award and is recognised throughout Southeast Asia with objectives and missions to identify and recognize Singapore Fast Moving SMEs with a focus on:

  1. GROWTH (turnover, profit and market share)
  2. RESILIENCE (best practices, sustainability and vision)

The awarded recipients are selected from a few hundreds of candidates, and are scored using the proprietary SME100 Scorecard, audited by CROWE. The Awards is given in 20 selected industry groupings, and is ranked across all groupings in 1 to 100 order, with no more than 20 winners from any of the industry groupings. To read more about the award and the winners, click hereThe e-booklet can be found at https://sme100.asia/winners-books-2020-sg.php


SME100 creates a platform for these winning Singapore SMEs to venture beyond shores, in potential partnerships with recipients in other ASEAN countries. Whether the organisations are captains of the industry, diplomatic leaders or the most renowned brand manufacturers, the SME100 Awards is a definite testament of one’s success and iconic status. Press release has been published on 15th Jan 2021.

National Business Award 2020 – Best Declaring Agent

Singapore, 13 Aug, 2020:  Singapore Business Review (SBR) awarded Declarators with the Best Declaring Agent Award at National Business Award 2020, held virtually due to Covid-19 pandemic.  The nominations were judged by a panel consisting of chief executives from reputable organizations such as Nexia TS, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Baker Tilly, BDO Consultants Pte Ltd and Crowe Singapore. The winners were selected based on their innovative projects and best practises. 

To read about our winning article, please click here

BritCham Awards 2020 - Customer Service of the Year




Singapore, 29th Oct, 2020:  British Chamber of Commerce Singapore (Britcham) selected Declarators as one of the top 4 finalist in the Customer Service Provider of the Year Category at Chambers 21st Annual Business Awards, held virtually due to Covid-19 pandemic.  This is an extremely prestigious award supported by government agencies with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB)Enterprise Singapore and Singapore Business Federation as Supporting Partners.


Although we did not manage to win the award, we are extremely honoured and delighted to reach the finals among hundreds of applicants. 

To read about the award and finalists, click here

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