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Nexia TS Congratulates DBS Bank in Winning the Sustainability Initiatives Award in the British Chamber of Commerce Singapore’s 17th Annual Business Awards

October 2016


Nexia TS would like to send its congratulations to DBS Bank in its recent conferment of the Sustainability Initiatives Award, presented by the British Chamber of Commerce Singapore (BritCham Singapore) through the 17th Annual Business Award. The event took place on 29 September 2016 at the Island Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel. The Awards were presented to the winners in nine categories by the event’s Guest of Honour, Mr S. Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry), Chamber President Dr Bicky Bhangu and His Excellency Scott Wightman, British High Commissioner. Ms Sharanjit Leyl from the BBC presented the Awards for the 11th year.


Group photo of Sustainability Initiatives Award Winner DBS Bank and Category Sponsor Nexia TS


The awards recognised outstanding achievements across different categories from a diverse range of industry sectors. As one of BritCham Singapore’s key initiatives to celebrate business excellence, the awards also accentuate the deep-rooted relationship between the UK and Singapore. The Awards Gala Dinner, being one of BritCham Singapore’s biggest business networking event, saw almost 300 business leaders and senior executives from British, Singaporean and international companies.


DBS Bank emerged as the winner for the Sustainability Initiatives Award, of which Nexia TS supported as the Category Sponsor. Category judge Ms Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer for City Developments Ltd, stated on the winning entry:

“DBS has demonstrated firm commitment to CSR. It has an effective strategy to embrace its CSR initiatives to its business to create an impact and add value to its business. The extent of its initiative and outreach is impressive and it is a deserving winner.”


Any business, big or small, has an impact on society be it social, cultural, economic or environmental. The Sustainability Initiatives Award highlights and recognises businesses and business models that not only conform to legal standards of best practice and governance but also contribute and invest in the community within which they operate.



 “Being a big believer in corporate sustainability, we are delighted to support the 17th Annual Business Awards as the category sponsor for the Sustainability Initiatives Award. I would like to applaud and encourage businesses to continue to press on in their corporate sustainability efforts especially in the environment, social and governance aspects and I would like to congratulate the awards winner for the achievement.”

Henry Tan, Managing Director, Nexia TS


About British Chamber of Commerce Singapore:

The British Chamber of Commerce Singapore (BritCham Singapore) is a membership organisation which consists of a dynamic business community of approximately 3,000 executives, represented around 400 companies. Members are made up of British, Singaporean, international companies and individuals alike. We provide our members connections and support for businesses and organise events, offering frequent and diverse opportunities for networking and exchange.


For more information, please visit www.britcham.org.sg.


About Nexia TS:

Nexia TS was founded in 1993 by two experienced chartered accountants – Henry Tan and Sitoh Yih Pin. After working as managers for one of the international accounting firms, they saw a vision and an opportunity to establish their own organisation – not any accounting firm – but one which is unique in their personalised and well-qualified expertise.


To date, Nexia TS is recognised as an established mid-tier local accounting firm. We have grown significantly in size over the years. Being an independent member firm of Nexia International, we are affiliated to accounting firms in many parts of the world. This means that our clients will get to enjoy personalised, comprehensive and quality services at competitive rates in Singapore and globally. Our reputation for quality has been recognised by clients and accounting professionals. As testimony to this, we are among the first few local accounting firms to be accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia to provide supervision of professionals undergoing traineeship to qualify as Chartered Accountants.


Headquartered in Singapore, Nexia TS has established a strong presence in various countries across the region. Nexia China is a one-stop centre providing advisory services for foreign-invested enterprises in China. NTS Malaysia and NTS Myanmar provide a full suite of corporate advisory services for our clientele with operations and new foreign investments in the respective countries. Nexia International is an international network of accounting and consulting firms with origins going back to 1971, making Nexia International one of the longest established networks.


Currently, with more than 24,000 professional staff serving our clients at over 570 offices in 120 countries, it is ranked as the top 10 largest international accounting and consulting network.


For more details, please visit www.nexiats.com.sg.


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