B5 Plus Limited, the largest steel manufacturing company in West Africa located in Ghana has been recognised for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and gargantuan impact in steel manufacturing industry in Ghana.
The company with its headquarters in Tema, a suburb in Greater Accra continue to lead the steel manufacturing industry after receiving numerous of awards from January 1-June 8, 2022.
Even though the year has not come to an end, B5 Plus Limited Business has bagged quite a number of awards following their huge impact in the society despite the existence of the novel coronavirus which gave businesses some difficulties.
At the recent National Brands Innovation Awards – An awards scheme organised by National Innovation Forum which is a platform that enable the exchange of thought-provoking knowledge and ideas between thoughtful, exception brands leaders, B5 Plus was awarded the best manufacturing brand of the year and received a certificate for being among the top hundred brands across industries in Ghana.
The company was the best manufacturing and fabrication company of the year at the recent Ghana Manufacturing Awards held in Accra.
Other awards include; excellence in health and safety at the 2022 Ghana-West Africa Business Awards (GWABEA); manufacturing company of the year, mining support service company of the year at the Responsible Business and Leadership Excellence Awards while the CEO of the company Mukesh Thakwani was also honoured in all the awards as the best CEO.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Group Chairman of B5 Plus Group, Mukesh V. Thakwani, told the media in an interview that they are excited and proud of the honours, which according to him are keeping them on their toes and making sure they keep delivering the best.
He thanked the various organisers for the continuous support – and his workers, adding that without them it would not have been possible for the company to get to this current stage.
“The awards really make us feel proud that the company is excelling in business; the awards came as a result of dedication and hard work because we keep delivering the best as a onestop shop for steel – and that is the motto of B5 Plus Limited,” he said.
Mr. Thakwani indicated that the company is capable of serving Ghana and the whole West African region at a competitive rate, and therefore government should do away with imported steel on the market, as well as ensure consistent flow of power and water.
He noted that his philosophy as the founder of the company is to give back to the society generously by creating ample opportunities for everyone.
“There is a direct relationship between the sustainability of business, wellbeing and the development of society. We are committed in giving back to society in order to reciprocate all the care, support and encouragement that has been well received by us.
“Successful people have always felt the urge toward social responsibility to make the world a better place and not just take from it. B5 Plus Limited functions with this principle and never shies away from its responsibility of giving back to society,” he said.
Touching on some projects carried out by the company, Mukesh Thakwani said the B5 Plus Care Foundation’ takes care of underprivileged children in Ghana by providing them basic needs, including free education and basic medical care. B5plus Care Foundation organises Blood Donation Camps and free Health checkup campaigns every year.
Mr Thakwani said in education, B5 Plus Limited is also the promoter of DPS School located at Community 25, giving education to locals and some foreign nationals.
The company, he said, has constructed one of the largest, strategic state of the art steel manufacturing plants in Africa under the One District, One Factory (1D1F) programme at Lakpleku, near Prampram, and the plant is in line with government’s vision and mission to promote made in Ghana products.
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