Dubai SME Top 100 – How did we rank this year?

I am very honoured to announce that The Links Group ranked 13th in the Dubai SME 100. The previous event saw us rank at 56, a position we were very glad to attain. This year, moving up 43 places to 13th, is a real accolade.

Testament to the hard work of the team at Links, and to the businesses of Dubai which strive for success every day.

The Links Group advances 43 places on Dubai SME 100 list to rank 13th  

Corporate governance practices a key factor in The Links Group’s success


6 November 2013, Dubai, UAE: The Links Group has been ranked the 13th best performing SME in Dubai, advancing 43 places since the inaugural Dubai SME 100 list was published in 2012. The company formation specialist, which has been at the forefront of its sector for more than 10 years, was recognised for its sustained business growth and sound corporate governance practices.

The Links Group received the accolade from H.H. Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, at an official awards ceremony held at Dubai World Trade Centre today. More than 3,000 SMEs participated in this year’s programme, representing a threefold increase over the previous year.

The Dubai SME 100, an initiative of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for SME Development, aims to identify outstanding SME performance and potential. Forming a critical component of the Dubai SME 5-year plan, the ranking seeks to identify growth SMEs and groom them to become bigger, better and sustainable enterprises; eventually developing them into large globally-oriented companies.

Participating companies are ranked based on a weighted combination of financial and non-financial themes across six categories – business growth, financial soundness, innovation, human capital development, international orientation and corporate excellence.

The Links Group attributes its improved performance on the 2013 list to sustained financial growth stemming from new international markets as well as robust corporate governance practices across the organisation.

Established in 2002, The Links Group is a premier company formation specialist advising corporations and individuals on how best to establish a legal commercial presence in the UAE and Qatar. Over the past 18 months the company has seen double digit growth in business, largely from its strategy to target companies in their home markets. The Links Group’s sound corporate governance and unique corporate nominee partner structure have also helped it attract large multinationals to the emirate.

Commenting on the ranking, John Martin St. Valery, Founding Partner of Links Group said: “This is a prestigious achievement for The Links Group. We are immensely proud to see our ranking on the Dubai SME 100 improve so significantly, especially given the increased level of participation this year. It is great recognition of our international business development strategy, operational structure and ‘top-notch’ staff.”


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Article by Links Group on Nov 6th 2013

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