The first edition of the Malta Business Awards took place on Friday, October 28th at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta. The event was organised by the Malta Chamber of SMEs in partnership with Malta Enterprise. Over 20 awards were given to enterprises from various sectors, to celebrate their achievements and create a platform for recognition and inspiration for other companies.
Minister for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise Miriam Dalli said: “This moment should serve as inspiration for enterprises to be more sustainable, digital, catering for their client’s needs, offering good quality products whilst also ensuring competitiveness. The Malta Business Awards serve as a means to learn from each other’s success stories, as well as for enterprises themselves to define the next steps to improve their processes.”
More than 300 applications were received across four categories: Social Impact, Green Initiatives, Best in Business and Innovation, and Digitalisation. The evening was the moment of truth for 110 finalists – including Mizzi Estates – who had been eagerly awaiting final results since the shortlist was announced in mid-October, after a rigorous application process under the scrutiny of an independent judging panel.
Mizzi Estates was shortlisted amongst four other finalists for the Green Ambassadors Category – Innovative Climate Solution Award. Mizzi Estates’ submission dealt with the green initiatives it undertook on its Pangea Offices project – a state-of-the-art office block in St. Julian’s which Mizzi Estates completed recently.
The main green feature on this development is a unique 8-Storey, 26 metre-high natural, garden wall covering an area of more than a 100 square metres with over 4000 individual plants.
Mizzi Estates’ submission earmarked other key initiatives – amongst others; Intelligent lighting system for all common areas, integrated mirror systems in restrooms, double glazed apertures and installation of Heat Recover Units (HRUs) in all office areas.