Tich Robb, SML's group chief executive and chairman, said in an interview after presenting the 2003 Chairman's Award to Yamaha franchise manager Berlington Idi that SML strives to look after its staff to achieve good results.
"To succeed in business you have to get the right people, develop them and pay them good salaries," he
said.Looking at prospects for 2004, Robb
would like to get a bigger share for its popular franchise like the Mitsubishi Colt pick-ups, Mercedes Benz and Yamaha motor bikes "to maintain the status of the market leader."
presents the Chairman's Award to an individual staff whose performance in the company has been exceptional and Robb
said the award's yardstick is more than punctuality on the part of the employees."It is the willingness of people who give of themselves over and above the demands of the job that distinguishes the great from the merely adequate organisation," reads an inscription on the board where winners' names are written.Idi, who joined SML in September 1975, said he was very grateful for the award which, he said, he did not take for granted.