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Nexia TS Congratulates Winners in the Inaugural Teochew Entrepreneur Award 2016

July 2016


Nexia TS would like to convey its heartiest congratulations to the deserving entrepreneurs who have emerged winners from the Teochew Entrepreneur Award 2016 which took place at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on 17 June 2016. The firm is supporting the event as an award category sponsor – Nexia TS Prestige Award, which was conferred to 16 successful Teochew entrepreneurs amongst a total of 28 winners. Deputy Prime Minister & Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, graced the event as the Guest of Honour.


Fifth from left: Dr George Quek, Deputy Prime Minister & Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies
Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Mr Eng Liat Kiang, Mr Henry Tan, Dato’ Seri Dr Derek Goh


Organised by Teochew POIT IP Huay Kuan, Local International Affairs (LIA) committee, this award is designed to recognise exceptional Teochew entrepreneurs from across the country with the aims to celebrate and promote successful and promising Teochew entrepreneurs who not only contribute to the business community and economy but also to the social community.


The Teochew Entrepreneur Award consists of three main categories – Promising Award, Nexia TS Prestige Award and the esteemed Honorary Award, each targeting entrepreneurs at different stages of their businesses. The award also gave an honorary award to 98-year-old Mr Eng Liat Kiang, founder and chairman of Sin Heng Chan, a diversified group of companies founded in the 1950s and a pioneer in the feedmilling industry in Singapore for his many years of achievements.


Recognising successful businessmen not only for their admirable achievements and contributions to the society, the award also respects the entrepreneurship spirit and preservance and also cultivates the Teochew businessman values of courage, perseverance, determination, diligence and innovation in their entrepreneurship journey.



Mr Henry Tan, Managing Director of Nexia TS, was part of the the awards’ eight-member judging panel comprising the Teochew clan’s leaders, professionals from the private sector and senior statutory board officers.


“It is a great honour to be part of the panel of judges for the inaugural Teochew Entrepreneur Award 2016 which saw numerous distinguished business people in the Teochew community. I am heartened to see a thriving Teochew business community, especially with the younger generation of entrepreneurs upholding traditional values which will serve them well personally and in business. Congratulations to all the winners!”

Mr Henry Tan, Managing Director, Nexia TS


About The Awards Organiser:

The Teochew Entrepreneur Award (TEA) is an inaugural award organised by Teochew POIT IP Huay Kuan, Local International Affairs (LIA) committee. Teochew POIT IP Huay Kuan is a Teochew Clan association in Singapore with POIT IP referring to the eight districts in the Teochew dialects in the province of Guangdong, China.


It was established in 1929 by several prominent Teochew community leaders which included Mr Lim Nee Soon, Mr Yeo Chan Boon, Mr Huang Wei Ting and Mr Lee Wee Nam. In 2013, Dr George Quek, Founder and Chairman of Breadtalk Group Ltd became the new leader of the umbrella body for Teochew clans in Singapore, who aims to unite the Teochew community.  Under his leadership, the association has seen an increase in membership to 7000, won the Singapore Federation of Chinese Clans 2014 Award and held a 12-days Teochew Festival with 100,000 people attendance.


One of its core missions for the Teochew POIT IP Huay Kuan is to promote Teochew values and culture. The pioneer Teochew Towkays are known for their resilience, hard work, honesty and sincerity.


For more details, please visit www.teochew.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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