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Nexia TS Congratulates Mr Andrew Kwan for being awarded the SOE-Nexia TS Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2014

December 2014


Nexia TS Public Accounting Corporation is delighted to announce its participation as Main Sponsor for the Spirit of Enterprise Award (SOE) 2014. Held in Mandarin Orchard Hotel, Singapore, on 7 November 2014, the SOE awards gala dinner drew prominent local business leaders and entrepreneurs to celebrate their outstanding business achievements in their respective fields. Mr Lee Yi Shyan, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry and Ministry of National Development, graced the event as its guest of honour.


SOE-Nexia TS Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2014

Mr Andrew Kwan, a serial entrepreneur and founder of the Commonwealth Capital Group, has been awarded the SOE-Nexia TS Entrepreneur of the Year Award. His portfolio spans Singapore’s largest Italian QSR chain, PastaMania; Swissbake cafes; and NYC Bagel Factory as well as food production entities SwissTreats and Zac Meats & Poultry. The group also owns an integrated food logistics and supply chain company, Commonwealth Food Services; Singapore’s largest aquaculture sea farm Barramundi Asia; media group NPE Print Communications; and brand consultancy Spinnaker360.


Nexia TS continues support for SOE

Since 2007, Nexia TS Public Accounting Corporation has been actively supporting the SOE in its mission to promote, advance and inspire the local business community in their journey of entrepreneurship. As part of the firm’s dedication and ongoing support, Ms Kristin Kim, Assurance & International Business Director, has been appointed as Co-Opted Board Member of SOE this year.


“I am pleased that Nexia TS is able to do its part to give back to the community by lending its support to honour and inspire local entrepreneurs in their journey. Standing by our firm’s mission, we are always here to listen, think and grow with our business partners. Together, we are stronger.”

Henry Tan, Managing Director, Nexia TS Public Accounting Corporation



About the SOE Award:

The Spirit of Enterprise (SOE) Award is an annual award conferred to deserving business entrepreneurs to honour their outstanding achievements. It aims to recognise our local entrepreneurs’ courage, perseverance and innovation in their journey of entrepreneurship. These local entrepreneurs serve to become role models for our young Singaporeans to emulate and to inspire the youths to take the bold step in becoming enterprising entrepreneurs.


The SOE Award is open for nomination by our SOE Board of Governors and appointed Student Interviewers. All nominees will be interviewed by SOE’s appointed Student Interviewers who will prepare interview transcripts, together with supporting documents, for submission to SOE Judging Panel, comprising the SOE Board of Governors. The Judging Panel will review the submissions and select the honourees based on the selection criteria established.


About Spirit of Enterprise (SOE):

The Spirit of Enterprise (SOE) is established in Year 2003 with the twin mission to:

    • Promote and advance entrepreneurial spirit in Singapore by honouring local self-reliant entrepreneurs operating small and medium-sized businesses; and


    • Inspire Singaporeans, especially the young, to become entrepreneurs by facilitating interaction, communication and knowledge dissemination and interaction between students and the entrepreneurs.


As a non-profit organisation and approved as an Institution of Public Character, SOE is served by a group of volunteer Board Members who help drive and organise a series of programmes to promote entrepreneurship. In line with its mission, SOE organises various initiatives and programmes including Spirit of Enterprise Award, Student Entrepreneur Programme, Mentorship Programme and entrepreneurial talks at institutions. For more information, please refer to www.soe.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 28,000 professional staff serving our clients at over 650 offices in 115 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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Grace Lui
Head of Marketing Communications
+65 6597 7297


Daniel Chen
Marketing Communications Manager
+65 6534 5700 (ext. 861)

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