Dubai SME said it has signed a partnership agreement with Dun & Bradstreet (South Asia Middle East) to offer exclusive benefits to the top 100 SMEs in Dubai.
Dubai SME is the agency of Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED), entrusted with the development of the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector.
The partnership will entitle companies ranked under the “Dubai SME 100” initiative of Dubai SME to various privileges, said a statement from DED.
These include discounts on D&B credit rating reports, free D&B Duns Registered Seal (a tool recognised globally for enhancing online credibility and visibility) as well as participation in development workshops that help SMEs improve their credit rating and subsequently, their bankability, it added.
CEO Abdul Baset Al Janahi, said, 'With this programme, Dubai SME has embarked on a momentous journey of SME development with valued partners like D&B.'
'I am confident that as we move forward Dun & Bradstreet will provide even more benefits to those promising SMEs poised to add substantial value and diversity to the regional and global business communities,” said Al Janahi.
Rajesh Mirchandani, CEO of Dun & Bradstreet, said, “D&B is proud to be a part of the Dubai SME100 programme and will extend all possible support to Dubai SME in this initiative”.
The Dubai SME 100 ranking will act as a platform and catalyst to identify promising SMEs and groom them to become bigger, better and sustainable enterprises, eventually graduating them to large globally-oriented companies.