The annual Spirit of Enterprise (SOE) Awards Ceremony and SOE’s 15th Anniversary celebration took place last Monday at Mandarin Orchard Hotel. The glamourous affair was attended by over 400, of which guestlist which included past honourees such as Neo Kah Kiat, Lee Soo Chye, Richard Eu etc.

This year’s SOE-Nexia TS Entrepreneur of the Year award went to Samuel Yik, managing director of Y.E.S F&B group, Dian Xiao Er and 32 other honourees were recognised for their success in their respective fields, These comprised local entrepreneurs from small and medium enterprises (SMEs). In its 2nd year, the SOE-PropNex Top Honoree of the Year Award went to Dato Sri Kitnasamy s/o Marudapan (Krishna), Founder and CEO of Gates PCM Construction Ltd. The awards were conferred by guest-of-honor Dr Koh Poh Koon, Senior Minister of State, Ministry Of Trade & Industry And National Development.
SOE President Sa’at Ismail announced the launch of the inaugural SOE Forums and start-up engagement. The initiatives aim to provide a platform for the local entrepreneurial network to discuss topics of interest, such as Automation, Talent Acquisition and Growth.
At this 15th Anniversary year, SOE has  partnered with Neo Group Limited to confer the new SOE-Neo Start-Ups Awards category to 8 promising and inspiring start-ups entrepreneurs.