Archive | January, 2018

Aitken Spence Printing Retains Top Spot in the Industry for the 4th Consecutive Year

22 Jan

 

Sri Lanka’s leading printer, Aitken Spence Printing was recognized for the fourth consecutive year as the industry’s best, by winning the Gold award in the Printing & Related Services category at the National Business Excellence Awards 2017.

The recognition is proof of its position as the ‘best-in-class Printer’ in Sri Lanka, which has pioneered many innovative benchmarks and enriched the industry with sought after professionals over five decades.

“Winning the gold award consecutively in the printing & related sector is reflective of our commitment, every day, to deliver value-oriented, innovative, and sustainable printing and packaging solutions to our stakeholders. We take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to all our customers and other stakeholders for their precious and continuous contribution, guidance and support to achieve this recognition”, said Mr. Prasanna Karunathilake, Managing Director of Aitken Spence Printing.

Aitken Spence Printing is the market leader and the preferred print solutions provider for discerning local and global clients. Its wealth of experience spans over five decades of proven skill and reliability coupled with unmatched customer care.

The National Business Excellence Awards is an annual award competition conducted by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) with a structured evaluation model of seven perspectives – excellence in leadership, excellence in corporate governance, excellence in capacity building, excellence in performance management, excellence in local and global market reach, excellence in corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability and excellence in business and financial results.

Last year, Aitken Spence Printing received the prestigious GSK 2016 Environmental Sustainability Award alongside the US-based DOW Chemical Company. The awards recognized the vendors who excel in sustainability from an international pool of suppliers who work with GSK. Aitken Spence Printing is the only carbon neutral printer operating in a LEED-Gold certified facility, in South Asia.

 

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Stanford MBA Students Visit Aitken Spence on Study Visit to Sri Lanka

13 Jan

Thirty MBA students and several professors from Stanford University visited Aitken Spence PLC as a part an intensive study tour to Sri Lanka, recently.

The students’ visit was aimed at gaining a deep understanding of how Sri Lanka was healing from the deep wounds of decades-long armed conflict and how the country is embarking on an ambitious social and economic development programme. During an intense one-week programme ended on the 5th of January, the visiting group held meetings with leaders of the private and government sector, non-governmental organisations and social organisations.

The visit of the Stanford MBA students and faculty was made possible by the 2017 Distinguished Careers Institute Fellow at Stanford University Tushara Canekeratne, Founder & CEO, Nadastra, Inc.and Co-Founder of Virtusa Corporation.

The MBA students from Stanford University engaged in discussions with Aitken Spence directors, J M S Brito (Deputy Chairman & Managing Director/CEO), Stasshani Jaywardena (Head of Leisure) and Dr. Rohan M Fernando (Head of Business Development & Plantations) on a range of topics that included external business challenges, strategy, government relations and sustainable business.

Stanford School of Business is one of the top business schools in the world. The Stanford MBA program, with a 6% admission rate, enrols the most selective class among business schools. Faculty includes Nobel laureates and pioneering thinkers in areas from economics to organizational behaviour and operations. The school convenes a full panoply of CEO speakers, forums, and global leaders.