Tradewind Finance was recently an official sponsor for the Gulf Business Awards, hosted by its namesake, media brand Gulf Business. The awards ceremony celebrated the standout business leaders and companies of 2020 in the GCC region. In line with its role of delivering financial support to small and mid-sized companies, Tradewind sponsored the “SME of the Year” award that went to Dubai-based Bayzat, which provides insurance and HR software solutions.
The ceremony honored people and companies representing the healthcare, energy, hospitality and tourism, technology, transport and logistics, finance, real estate, banking, and retail industries. This year, the event introduced new award categories that paid special recognition to select groups for their achievements during the pandemic.
Other winners who nabbed an award for their merits included the president of Emirates Airline, Sir Tim Clark, who won the “Lifetime Achievement Award for 2020”, and the CEO of Mediclinic Middle East, David Hadley, who earned both the “Business Leader of the Year” and “Healthcare Business Leader of the Year” accolades. The “Gulf Business Company of the Year” and “Disruptor of the Year” honor was awarded to Dubai startup Cafu.
For its part, Tradewind Finance provides cash flow solutions to businesses in the region so they can achieve growth and other strategic goals. The firm has been especially pivotal in boosting the financial health of businesses during times when regional banks have imposed strict lending standards and, consequently, have made it a challenge for companies to obtain funding.
With flexibility at its core, Tradewind accommodates the unique needs of its clients, delivering financing that supports open account terms and does not require collateral, among other benefits. The group’s trade finance services can help companies thrive and reach their potential, a reward in and of itself.