Eton Institute, a leading international language and professional development training provider, has been selected as one of the top 100 Dubai SMEs among 4,500 entrants, during the award ceremony held on 15th November 2015.
Dubai SME100 awards promising small and medium enterprises from a range of industries, on the path to becoming more sustainable and eventually grow into larger internationally-oriented companies. In its third cycle, Dubai SME100 recognizes Dubai’s top small and medium enterprises with their growth performance, innovation, human capital development, international orientation and corporate governance, bringing out the best practices for the small and medium-sized sector.
“It is such a huge honor to be included in the list of this year’s top 100 performing SMEs in Dubai. Since its inception in 2006, Eton Institute has been a proud and dynamic SME that is continually improving its services to cater to the needs of our expanding market,” commented Dr. Eli Abirached, CEO at Eton Institute.
“This recognition is just the beginning of an exciting journey to showcase the company’s potential, supporting its global expansion. With regional hubs in the Middle East, Europe, the Americas, East Asia and South Asia, Eton Institute will continue to draw on our headquarters in the UAE to drive inspiration and innovation” he added.
In its ongoing commitment to offer accessible and innovative learning for all, Eton Institute recently launched its free all-in-one multi-language app, Langu.ag, providing access to over 50 languages. To further support spontaneous learning on the go, Eton Institute’s Microlearning programs offer short, specific bursts of information, also known as ‘Language Micros’, to ensure retention and skill application.
According to the Dubai SME100, the combined net turnover of 2013’s top 100 SMEs exceeded AED 4.5 billion, which is an increase of over 100% from the 2011 ranking. Their profit exceeds AED 434 million, 98% higher than in 2011. In terms of job generation, 2013’s top 100 hired more than 7,000 employees, exceeding the productivity per week rate of AED 636,000, a 22% increase from 2011. Being a major driver of the economy, the SME sector supports the whole business ecosystem and all parts of the industry value chain making up the economy of Dubai and the UAE.