Kochi March 19 2012: A class 9 student has won an award at the Kerala State Business Excellence Awards 2012 instituted by the Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the publishers of Cochin Herald.
Sreelakshmi Suresh's website www.stateofkerala.in was runner up in the online portal category. The other runner up was youth and lifestyle portal www.kochivibe.com by Praveen Paul, while the top prize went to www.mydreamhouse.in , a complete guide to building a house, by Sandeep Krishnan of Dreamz Infrabiz Techno Solutions
Sreelakshmi (14) is a student of Presentation High Secondary School in Kozhikode, Kerala and the youngest member of the American ssociation of Webmasters, who earlier honoured her with the Golden Web Award (2008).
Other SME Awards given away for Kerala players:
Health Care:Dr. Hameed,Guardian Hospital
Best Business Trainer, Paul Robinson, Positive Revolution
FMCG, N.P. Antony, Pavizham Rice
Retail Trading, Abdul Rahiman, GDS Hyper Market
Travel & Tourism, Joseph Davis, Edassery Hotel & Resorts
Outdoor Advertising, K Vijayakumar, Aiswarya Advertising
Agricultural Business (Cashew), Jaison G Ommen, St Mary's Cashew Factory
Agricultural Business (Rubber), Joboy Lawrence, Ashok India Group
Special Award Category for Small Business Organisation – Logistics Awards, Khwaja Moinudheen. School of logistics Management and Technology
Special Award: Humriya Free Trade Zone Presents Best Offshore Industry by an Indian, Alex Koshy, A&P Group, Dubai
SME of the Year, Alex Koshy,Akay Flavours & Aromatics Private Limited SME of the year (Women), Shuja Shajilal, Ponnu Food Products
Young Emerging Entrepreneur, Vishnu R.G, Gopal Refineries & Oil Mills.