Saida’s business Nojood Sur specialises in soft furnishing such as wall papers, curtains and upholstery.
“Tajseer”, which means ‘bridging’ in Arabic, was developed with an aim to bridge in between huge businesses and little enterprises. During a company improvement occasion held beneath Tajseer, about 30 Zubair SEC members, who had been earlier educated to pitch and present their companies, met representatives of about 11 big businesses in Oman. Saida was a single of them.
It was throughout this meeting that Zubair Furnishing chosen Saida’s business Nojood Sur as a prospective contender for an upcoming 280-area luxury 5 star-hotel project they had been handling as the primary ID subcontractor with a top building business. When Zubair Furnishing followed up with the delivered solutions of Njood Sur for a particular company improvement centre at the project website, they realised it would be a great chance to extend to her team some instruction and capacity developing in the region of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) which would be a great adding to her portfolio.
To vitalise her company’s resume, Zubair Furnishing and their contractor facilitated a HSE instruction programme for Saida and 5-member team. With her complete team educated as per HSE suggestions, they are now totally proficient to apply for function for any business that demands HSE compliance. By going by means of this instruction, as nicely as other specialised on-the-job-trainings, the company’s high quality processes, certification processes and management of high quality has reached a really higher regular.
Saida’s Nojood Sur is now handling the wallpaper function for an upcoming 5-star luxury hotel. She has completed virtually 6000 square metres of installing wallpaper and her function has been carried out to the satisfaction of Zubair Furnishing.
Lina Hussein Head of Communication and Social Impact at Zubair SEC stated, “Saida has been upgraded to a quality vendor and this is very critical because her company is now fully compliant to deal with any company. This is a key added value of Tajseer because we don’t only connect small businesses with a big player, but we groom them and help shape their operations. Besides, being a member of Zubair SEC gave her an easy entry point to connect with the big companies.”
She added, “Tajseer is an umbrella where we do business development contract facilitation. But to put it in context, construction and other large companies are required to transfer atleast 10% of their contract value to SMEs. This is standard procedure but in today’s market it is very difficult for companies to identify SMEs since there are no directory listed with their names. Tajseer has been playing a critical role in locating, identifying and bridging this gap. Tajseer’s business development programme by Zubair SEC has resulted in similar contracts and now the companies are aware of the kind of business SMEs are doing.”
About Saida, Lina stated, “Saida was very receptive to the training programme and open to learning which is very important for start-ups. She recognises that quality and price are the two important criteria for her to succeed.”
Vivek Pai, Executive Vice-President, Zubair Furnishing, stated, “We are committed to support the SME growth because we believe that it is a key factor to the country’s progress. Zubair SEC has been doing a wonderful job by creating market access and instant connectivity to start-ups. Zubair SECS’s Tajseer will help small business owners explore similar opportunities by networking with representatives from large companies. We are very happy with the work Saida has completed. She has met all the required standards and completed the work on time. She’s been very diligent with her work and has consistently maintained quality. We look forward to such collaborations.”
Acknowledging Zubair SEC’s contribution to her good results story, Saida stated, “Thanks to the centre’s efforts this has been a great learning process for me. Tajseer has helped small businesses like mine to gain knowledge, insight, ideas and guidance from some large companies in Oman. In my case, Zubair Furnishing empowered me with training and helped me sign a business deal. I thank the centre for giving me access to decision makers in a large company.”
Zubair SEC’s assistance ecosystem is a dynamic a single that evolves and develops primarily based on the wants identified in the SMEs sector. On these lines, by means of the platform of Tajseer, Zubair SEC hopes to continue connecting its members and big businesses in the Sultanate and market additional company improvement possibilities for its members.
Over the final 4 years, Zubair SEC has facilitated a quantity projects and company contracts for its members.
Information Source: Muscat Daily