Aitken Spence Hotel Holdings PLC walked away with the Gold Award in the Hospitality Sector category at the recently concluded Institute of Chartered Accountants Annual Report Awards. The much anticipated event with its forty eight year old history was held recently with Central Bank Governor, Ajith Nivard Cabraal as the Chief Guest.
The annual competition formulated to encourage transparency and accountability in financial reporting in the corporate sector recognizes companies which have demonstrated excellence in transparency, accountability and good governance via their annual reports. The Institute of Chartered Accountants Annual Report Awards has been the focal point in inculcating financial reporting discipline in the corporate sector.
Companies adhering to the stringent guidelines provided by the Institute have no doubt had an advantage over their competitors whilst also providing them with the tools necessary to be competitive at a global level. The competition covers 22 sectors from small business categories such as NGOs, clubs, associations to large conglomerates.
This win highlights the importance Aitken Spence Hotels gives to sustainability, transparency and accountability and provides a clear indication that the company’s ongoing commitment to report on its economic, social and environmental impacts.
“We are delighted to have been adjudged the winner in the hospitality sector. This commendation reflects Aitken Spence Hotels’ track record of commitment to corporate accountability as well as corporate responsibility. Aitken Spence recognizes that corporate sustainability and ethical conduct are in the interests of the success of our business”, said Mr. Malin Hapugoda, Managing Director, Aitken Spence Hotels.
Aitken Spence Hotels manages a portfolio of hotels and resorts in Sri Lanka, Maldives, India and Oman. The company’s expertise in hotel design, building and management is complimented by its dedication and commitment to excellence. Located in some of the key tourist locations, each of the properties cater to a diverse client base.