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The Chairman and CEO of Tappoo Limited and the rest of the Tappoo family;

Distinguished Guests;

Ladies and Gentlemen.

Bula vinaka and a very good evening to you all.

This grand opening has certainly been a long time coming. When this new TappooCity opened last year, my Government was in the midst of our preparations to assume global leadership on two great challenges facing the planet, so I hope you can forgive that we’ve had to move this celebration into 2018.

Last year was certainly a landmark year for Fiji, as we led the world as co-chair of the first-ever UN Conference on Oceans and as President of the UN negotiations on climate change, COP23. Together, alongside the nations of the world, we made great progress securing a brighter future for every Fijian, every Pacific Islander and citizens from every vulnerable nation on earth – and I’d like to thank Kanti for his kind words, along with the many thousands of Fijians who supported us and prayed for our success on the global stage.

Of course, here at home we continued to bring unprecedented development into the lives of the Fijian people, supported by eight straight years of economic growth. And among that slate of development was this brand new, $30 million TappooCity project.

Our management of the Fijian economy hasn’t only brought us growth, it has put more money back in the pockets of ordinary people. Last year, we raised our income tax threshold, giving thousands of hard-working people more spending power, and I’m sure our retailers have noticed a big spike in consumer spending as a result. That has given Fijian families access to more goods and services and pumped money back into our economy, growing businesses, creating new market opportunities and creating and sustaining employment. All making for big wins for shoppers, shopkeepers, our youth, our women and our entire Fijian economy.

Ladies and gentlemen, I suppose one good thing about delaying this official opening ceremony is that I don’t need to predict how wonderful this development is going to be for Lautoka, because we’ve been able to see that good for ourselves since these doors opened last year.

Home to 25 restaurants, stores and other outlets, it has become the centrepiece of commerce in our Sugar City, a place where Fijians can shop, grab a meal and spend time with their friends and families.

This development is proof positive that our journey forward as a nation isn’t only happening in Suva, or down the coast in Nadi. It is happening right here, and this project is very much part of building Lautoka into a premier city in Fiji, and the whole of the Pacific.

I remember back in October of last year when we held our national Constitution Day ceremony in the West for the very first time. Fijians from all across Viti Levu were right here in Lautoka, filling your streets with energy, festivities and celebration. And I’m sure every business owner and shopkeeper in Lautoka remembers that weekend fondly as well.

We held those celebrations in Lautoka because we are committed to making this city a centre of our national life, a Fijian hub of activity, prosperity and development. Of course, that work isn’t only about national celebrations, it is about attracting investment, creating jobs and making Lautoka – and our entire Western Division – a better place to live, work and – quite simply – enjoy life.

All throughout the West we’ve delivered development; new roads and bridges, water, electricity and telecommunications infrastructure, and a state-of-the-art airport in Nadi.

We’ve widened the reach of Government services to make life more convenient, and we’ve created an economic environment that is building businesses, attracting investment and making life better for every Fijian who calls our Western Division home.

Development of that scale cannot take place in a stagnant economy. It can only take place when a nation is growing and on the move, as Fiji has been the past decade. It can only take place when our partners in the private sector share our vision and belief for what is possible. And it can only take place when we focus on the big picture, and carry out an agenda that brings long-term success and prosperity.

Our economy is booming, our unemployment is the lowest we’ve seen in 30 years, and – on the back of an education revolution – we are fielding the most talented workforce in Fijian history. And I’m very glad to note that we have over 300 Fijians employed right here in TappooCity, Lautoka.

My fellow Fijians, the Fiji we know today wasn’t built by talk, smiles and false promises – which is all those in the Opposition have to offer – it has been built by my Government’s commitment to deliver real development that is making real differences in the lives of the Fijian people.

That work has made it a very exciting time to be a Fijian, and an equally exciting time to invest in Fiji. And I’d like to again thank the Tappoo Group for making this major investment in Fiji, on behalf of the many Fijians who are working here and in the surrounding businesses, and all those who now look to this new shopping centre as a fixture of the Lautoka cityscape.

I was very proud to award the Tappoo Group of Companies with our highest accolade – the Supreme Award – at the International Business Awards last year.

That recognition was well-deserved, as the Tappoo Group, year after year, has done extremely well by Fiji and the Fijian people.

You’ve invested directly in the potential of Fijians all around the country, you’ve held steady confidence in our economic ability and achievement, and you’ve been an unrivalled partner in progress to my Government in building a new and better Fiji, and making life better for the Fijian people. So to the Tappoo Group, I’d like to extend a very gracious Vinaka Vakalevu.

When we first broke ground on the construction of this project, Fiji was headed into our first genuinely democratic elections. Four years on, Lautoka has seen new and improved infrastructure, higher paying jobs and bigger and better opportunities for its residents. And again, the next four years hold tremendous promise for Lautoka. Again, our game plan for Fiji will carry this city to new levels of success, development and achievement.

I’m very glad to officially open TappooCity, Lautoka. I know it will see many more years as a landmark of this city and as a centre of commerce and community. Thank you again to the Tappoo Group, and to all of the hard-working Fijians who made this development a reality.

Vinaka vakalevu. Thank you.

Media: The Fiji sun

Date: 21st January

The Chairman and CEO of Tappoo Limited and the rest of the Tappoo family;

Distinguished Guests;

Ladies and Gentlemen.

Bula vinaka and a very good evening to you all.

This grand opening has certainly been a long time coming. When this new TappooCity opened last year, my Government was in the midst of our preparations to assume global leadership on two great challenges facing the planet, so I hope you can forgive that we’ve had to move this celebration into 2018.

Last year was certainly a landmark year for Fiji, as we led the world as co-chair of the first-ever UN Conference on Oceans and as President of the UN negotiations on climate change, COP23. Together, alongside the nations of the world, we made great progress securing a brighter future for every Fijian, every Pacific Islander and citizens from every vulnerable nation on earth – and I’d like to thank Kanti for his kind words, along with the many thousands of Fijians who supported us and prayed for our success on the global stage.

Of course, here at home we continued to bring unprecedented development into the lives of the Fijian people, supported by eight straight years of economic growth. And among that slate of development was this brand new, $30 million TappooCity project.

Our management of the Fijian economy hasn’t only brought us growth, it has put more money back in the pockets of ordinary people. Last year, we raised our income tax threshold, giving thousands of hard-working people more spending power, and I’m sure our retailers have noticed a big spike in consumer spending as a result. That has given Fijian families access to more goods and services and pumped money back into our economy, growing businesses, creating new market opportunities and creating and sustaining employment. All making for big wins for shoppers, shopkeepers, our youth, our women and our entire Fijian economy.

Ladies and gentlemen, I suppose one good thing about delaying this official opening ceremony is that I don’t need to predict how wonderful this development is going to be for Lautoka, because we’ve been able to see that good for ourselves since these doors opened last year.

Home to 25 restaurants, stores and other outlets, it has become the centrepiece of commerce in our Sugar City, a place where Fijians can shop, grab a meal and spend time with their friends and families.

This development is proof positive that our journey forward as a nation isn’t only happening in Suva, or down the coast in Nadi. It is happening right here, and this project is very much part of building Lautoka into a premier city in Fiji, and the whole of the Pacific.

I remember back in October of last year when we held our national Constitution Day ceremony in the West for the very first time. Fijians from all across Viti Levu were right here in Lautoka, filling your streets with energy, festivities and celebration. And I’m sure every business owner and shopkeeper in Lautoka remembers that weekend fondly as well.

We held those celebrations in Lautoka because we are committed to making this city a centre of our national life, a Fijian hub of activity, prosperity and development. Of course, that work isn’t only about national celebrations, it is about attracting investment, creating jobs and making Lautoka – and our entire Western Division – a better place to live, work and – quite simply – enjoy life.

All throughout the West we’ve delivered development; new roads and bridges, water, electricity and telecommunications infrastructure, and a state-of-the-art airport in Nadi.

We’ve widened the reach of Government services to make life more convenient, and we’ve created an economic environment that is building businesses, attracting investment and making life better for every Fijian who calls our Western Division home.

Development of that scale cannot take place in a stagnant economy. It can only take place when a nation is growing and on the move, as Fiji has been the past decade. It can only take place when our partners in the private sector share our vision and belief for what is possible. And it can only take place when we focus on the big picture, and carry out an agenda that brings long-term success and prosperity.

Our economy is booming, our unemployment is the lowest we’ve seen in 30 years, and – on the back of an education revolution – we are fielding the most talented workforce in Fijian history. And I’m very glad to note that we have over 300 Fijians employed right here in TappooCity, Lautoka.

My fellow Fijians, the Fiji we know today wasn’t built by talk, smiles and false promises – which is all those in the Opposition have to offer – it has been built by my Government’s commitment to deliver real development that is making real differences in the lives of the Fijian people.

That work has made it a very exciting time to be a Fijian, and an equally exciting time to invest in Fiji. And I’d like to again thank the Tappoo Group for making this major investment in Fiji, on behalf of the many Fijians who are working here and in the surrounding businesses, and all those who now look to this new shopping centre as a fixture of the Lautoka cityscape.

I was very proud to award the Tappoo Group of Companies with our highest accolade – the Supreme Award – at the International Business Awards last year.

That recognition was well-deserved, as the Tappoo Group, year after year, has done extremely well by Fiji and the Fijian people.

You’ve invested directly in the potential of Fijians all around the country, you’ve held steady confidence in our economic ability and achievement, and you’ve been an unrivalled partner in progress to my Government in building a new and better Fiji, and making life better for the Fijian people. So to the Tappoo Group, I’d like to extend a very gracious Vinaka Vakalevu.

When we first broke ground on the construction of this project, Fiji was headed into our first genuinely democratic elections. Four years on, Lautoka has seen new and improved infrastructure, higher paying jobs and bigger and better opportunities for its residents. And again, the next four years hold tremendous promise for Lautoka. Again, our game plan for Fiji will carry this city to new levels of success, development and achievement.

I’m very glad to officially open TappooCity, Lautoka. I know it will see many more years as a landmark of this city and as a centre of commerce and community. Thank you again to the Tappoo Group, and to all of the hard-working Fijians who made this development a reality.

Vinaka vakalevu. Thank you.

Media: The Fiji sun

Date: 21st January

Bainimarama To Open TappooCity Lautoka

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Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama will officially open TappooCity Lautoka on Saturday.

The premium five-star shopping mall’s opening will mark the monumental accomplishment by the Tappoo Group.

“We are honoured that the honourable Prime Minister has accepted our invitation to launch TappooCity Lautoka,” said Tappoo Group chairman Kanti Lal Tappoo.

The Prime Minister will be joined by a wide cross-section of the Fijian community.

Selected partners and entrepreneurs

Mr Tappoo said the official launch of the complex signals that all the entrepreneurs and companies operating the 25 outlets in the complex which includes two state-of-the –art cinemas have settled in.

“We are very proud of the selected partners and entrepreneurs at our TappooCity Lautoka mall. A few of these entrepreneurs are relatively new to the commercial world, but have done exceptionally well since starting their business here a few months ago.”

Job opportunities

More than 300 people work at TappooCity Lautoka Complex.

In addition, there are a large number of contractors and service providers who service the complex regularly.

This is a clear demonstration of the new job opportunities that the new mall has generated and contributed to the Fijian economy.

“The ceremony on Saturday will be a time for all partners to come together and share in this success,” Mr Tappoo said.

Grace Road

Grace Road Group Limited  Media Relations officer Grace Park said: “We are very happy and looking forward to the offical opening of TappooCity lautoka.

“Grace Road is very thankful to Tappoo Group for giving us space to operate our outlets here.

“They have an international standard facility and our product and standards are of the same.

“Business is good at TappooCity Lautoka and we are planning to open a Pure Green outlet here in the near future.”

Media: The Fiji Sun

Date: 18th January

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama will officially open TappooCity Lautoka on Saturday.

The premium five-star shopping mall’s opening will mark the monumental accomplishment by the Tappoo Group.

“We are honoured that the honourable Prime Minister has accepted our invitation to launch TappooCity Lautoka,” said Tappoo Group chairman Kanti Lal Tappoo.

The Prime Minister will be joined by a wide cross-section of the Fijian community.

Selected partners and entrepreneurs

Mr Tappoo said the official launch of the complex signals that all the entrepreneurs and companies operating the 25 outlets in the complex which includes two state-of-the –art cinemas have settled in.

“We are very proud of the selected partners and entrepreneurs at our TappooCity Lautoka mall. A few of these entrepreneurs are relatively new to the commercial world, but have done exceptionally well since starting their business here a few months ago.”

Job opportunities

More than 300 people work at TappooCity Lautoka Complex.

In addition, there are a large number of contractors and service providers who service the complex regularly.

This is a clear demonstration of the new job opportunities that the new mall has generated and contributed to the Fijian economy.

“The ceremony on Saturday will be a time for all partners to come together and share in this success,” Mr Tappoo said.

Grace Road

Grace Road Group Limited  Media Relations officer Grace Park said: “We are very happy and looking forward to the offical opening of TappooCity lautoka.

“Grace Road is very thankful to Tappoo Group for giving us space to operate our outlets here.

“They have an international standard facility and our product and standards are of the same.

“Business is good at TappooCity Lautoka and we are planning to open a Pure Green outlet here in the near future.”

Media: The Fiji Sun

Date: 18th January

Grace kitchen Article

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With a concept from farm to plate Grace Road Group Limited has opened its fourth outlet at TappooCity food court.

The company which owns a growing chain of restaurants and cafes continues to increase their investments in Fiji’s food industry.

Trading as Grace Road Kitchen, it adds to the existing successful sister outlets in TappooCity Food court- Pacific Patisserie, Pure Green and Noodle Story.

Tappoo Group executive director Mahendra Tappoo said: “It’s obviously the success of their outlets that they have decided to open their fourth outlet.

“The food is terrific.

“We are delighted to have Grace Road showcasing their skills and expertise to creating outlets of this high standard in Fiji.”

Group managing director Daniel Kim said: “For us it’s about from farm to plate, this is so we can supply the customer with organic food.

“We thank Tappoo for giving us space to operate our outlets because we complement each other.

“They have an international standard facility and our product and standards are of the same.”

He said in the future, he hopes to open an outlet at Tappoo Sigatoka and would discuss it further with Mr Tappoo.

The chicken and mixed Asian food are reasonably price

Media: the Fiji sun
Date: 16th December

With a concept from farm to plate Grace Road Group Limited has opened its fourth outlet at TappooCity food court.

The company which owns a growing chain of restaurants and cafes continues to increase their investments in Fiji’s food industry.

Trading as Grace Road Kitchen, it adds to the existing successful sister outlets in TappooCity Food court- Pacific Patisserie, Pure Green and Noodle Story.

Tappoo Group executive director Mahendra Tappoo said: “It’s obviously the success of their outlets that they have decided to open their fourth outlet.

“The food is terrific.

“We are delighted to have Grace Road showcasing their skills and expertise to creating outlets of this high standard in Fiji.”

Group managing director Daniel Kim said: “For us it’s about from farm to plate, this is so we can supply the customer with organic food.

“We thank Tappoo for giving us space to operate our outlets because we complement each other.

“They have an international standard facility and our product and standards are of the same.”

He said in the future, he hopes to open an outlet at Tappoo Sigatoka and would discuss it further with Mr Tappoo.

The chicken and mixed Asian food are reasonably price

Media: the Fiji sun
Date: 16th December

Bobbi Brown Launched in Tappoo Stores

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Tappoo Group of Companies will be representing the world renowned brand Bobbi Brown to Fiji.
Yesterday marked the official launch of its first retail outlet in the Tappoo Duty Free complex at Nadi International Airport, Nadi.
The American brand of cosmetics founded in 1991 by Professional make-up artist Bobbi Brown, with cosmetics ranging from color cosmetics, brushes, accessories and skincare.
Tappoo Director Harnish Tappoo said: “Tappoo is extremely proud to be representing Bobbi Brown in Fiji and it is one of the best makeup brand.”
“As our company is well known for being Fiji’s finest stores, since opening Bobbi Brown in June, we have been extremely pleased with the sales and the positive feedback from the customers.
“We have highly trained makeup artists who are fully geared up to offer the best service and advice to customers.”
Bobbi Brown Travel Retail Asia Pacific Regional education manager Carina Choo said they do have a lot of competition but right now they are more focused on building their team and understanding the market.
“We are always open for opportunity here and at this point it is too soon to say anything because we are very new, there is always competition everywhere but we see it as more of an opportunity rather than a competition,” she added.
“We are a unique brand; we are focused on building the team, they need to strengthen our team so that they are able to confidently talk to customers and to do it very well.
The beauty industry is always very competitive but we always have to know what is our unique styling points our brands and we emphasize a lot and if costumers are looking for beauty products that means we have a chance for now it is how we are going to approach our customers.”

Message:
For us we believe if you love yourself and are true to yourself, and have the inner confidence, that you look good to begin with, with some make up you can look even better, you need to embrace yourself and smile confidently you will be very beautiful.

Media: The Fiji sun
Date: 20th November

Tappoo Group of Companies will be representing the world renowned brand Bobbi Brown to Fiji.
Yesterday marked the official launch of its first retail outlet in the Tappoo Duty Free complex at Nadi International Airport, Nadi.
The American brand of cosmetics founded in 1991 by Professional make-up artist Bobbi Brown, with cosmetics ranging from color cosmetics, brushes, accessories and skincare.
Tappoo Director Harnish Tappoo said: “Tappoo is extremely proud to be representing Bobbi Brown in Fiji and it is one of the best makeup brand.”
“As our company is well known for being Fiji’s finest stores, since opening Bobbi Brown in June, we have been extremely pleased with the sales and the positive feedback from the customers.
“We have highly trained makeup artists who are fully geared up to offer the best service and advice to customers.”
Bobbi Brown Travel Retail Asia Pacific Regional education manager Carina Choo said they do have a lot of competition but right now they are more focused on building their team and understanding the market.
“We are always open for opportunity here and at this point it is too soon to say anything because we are very new, there is always competition everywhere but we see it as more of an opportunity rather than a competition,” she added.
“We are a unique brand; we are focused on building the team, they need to strengthen our team so that they are able to confidently talk to customers and to do it very well.
The beauty industry is always very competitive but we always have to know what is our unique styling points our brands and we emphasize a lot and if costumers are looking for beauty products that means we have a chance for now it is how we are going to approach our customers.”

Message:
For us we believe if you love yourself and are true to yourself, and have the inner confidence, that you look good to begin with, with some make up you can look even better, you need to embrace yourself and smile confidently you will be very beautiful.

Media: The Fiji sun
Date: 20th November

Corporate Role Model

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SINCE its operation 76 years ago Tappoo Group of Companies has proved themselves as one of Fiji’s best corporate role models.

This was evident after they scooped the Re- Exporter of the year award and Supreme Award winner at this year’s Prime Minister’s International Business Awards held at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva on Saturday October 21.

Tappoo Group of Companies chairperson Kanti Tappoo said the cornerstones to their success were their family-oriented approach to business in which a spirit of diligence, honesty and teamwork was fostered in all they do.

In a statement issued to this newspaper yesterday Mr Tappoo said they had more than 1600 staff members and were a big family who took great pride in delivering quality service in all areas of their business.

“Every customer, big or small, is important.

“It is this ethos, which underpins our family-oriented approach, that drives us forward in our vision,” Mr Tappoo said.

He said they were humbled by this recognition and would continue to work even harder to further expand their business in Fiji.

The Tappoo family business began in 1941 in rural Sigatoka when Tappoo Kanji, the father and grandfather of the Group’s directors, started with an eight square-foot workshop.

The founder handcrafted silver jewellery and sold door-to-door on foot, and sometimes on a simple bicycle, along the railway tracks and in the hilly terrains of the Sigatoka Valley.

“Today we proudly carry on his legacy as a more diversified business entity that plans to make deeper inroads in Fiji and the burgeoning export markets,” said Mr Tappoo.

“His legacy and vision emphasised honesty as a core pillar, and that means we are honest with our customers and suppliers alike. There is no tolerance for dishonesty.”

He thanked the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and the government for their leadership.

“We would like to acknowledge the Government for their outstanding leadership in creating an environment that is enabling, not only for businesses to grow, but for the economy to expand to the benefit of all Fijians in the country,” he added.

Group chief executive Madhu Tappoo similarly expressed the Tappoo family’s gratitude for the two awards which acknowledges their efforts over the years.

“The Tappoo Group was among the first to be awarded with the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority Gold membership status arising out of our consistent tax compliance in all areas of our business,” Mr Tappoo said.

He said this was a simple reflection of their commitment to the people of Fiji.

Mr Tappoo highlighted that a key motivating factor for Tappoos success was the knowledge that more of the people’s needs could be taken care of if the economy expands.

“If the economy grows, everyone benefits. We will continue to strive to grow our economy and to share the fruits of this in a fair way.”

The Tappoo Group has widely diversified business interests that include tourism and travel, retail and wholesale, manufacturing and exports, motor vehicle sales and servicing, commercial real estate and investments.

The two Prime Minister’s International Business Awards are the latest in a list of honors that the Group has received in its 76-year history.

Other local awards include:

* Lifetime Achievement Award at the Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards 2008 — to Tappoo Group chairperson Kanti Tappoo, for his contributions to the Fijian and Asia Pacific travel retail industry

* Fiji Tourism Services Award at the Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards 2008

* FRCA Gold Membership, for its efficient and consistent compliance with Fiji’s tax laws

* Indigenous Buddy Award for being a large and caring employer.

Source: The Fiji times
Date: 27th October 2017

SINCE its operation 76 years ago Tappoo Group of Companies has proved themselves as one of Fiji’s best corporate role models.

This was evident after they scooped the Re- Exporter of the year award and Supreme Award winner at this year’s Prime Minister’s International Business Awards held at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva on Saturday October 21.

Tappoo Group of Companies chairperson Kanti Tappoo said the cornerstones to their success were their family-oriented approach to business in which a spirit of diligence, honesty and teamwork was fostered in all they do.

In a statement issued to this newspaper yesterday Mr Tappoo said they had more than 1600 staff members and were a big family who took great pride in delivering quality service in all areas of their business.

“Every customer, big or small, is important.

“It is this ethos, which underpins our family-oriented approach, that drives us forward in our vision,” Mr Tappoo said.

He said they were humbled by this recognition and would continue to work even harder to further expand their business in Fiji.

The Tappoo family business began in 1941 in rural Sigatoka when Tappoo Kanji, the father and grandfather of the Group’s directors, started with an eight square-foot workshop.

The founder handcrafted silver jewellery and sold door-to-door on foot, and sometimes on a simple bicycle, along the railway tracks and in the hilly terrains of the Sigatoka Valley.

“Today we proudly carry on his legacy as a more diversified business entity that plans to make deeper inroads in Fiji and the burgeoning export markets,” said Mr Tappoo.

“His legacy and vision emphasised honesty as a core pillar, and that means we are honest with our customers and suppliers alike. There is no tolerance for dishonesty.”

He thanked the Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and the government for their leadership.

“We would like to acknowledge the Government for their outstanding leadership in creating an environment that is enabling, not only for businesses to grow, but for the economy to expand to the benefit of all Fijians in the country,” he added.

Group chief executive Madhu Tappoo similarly expressed the Tappoo family’s gratitude for the two awards which acknowledges their efforts over the years.

“The Tappoo Group was among the first to be awarded with the Fiji Revenue and Customs Authority Gold membership status arising out of our consistent tax compliance in all areas of our business,” Mr Tappoo said.

He said this was a simple reflection of their commitment to the people of Fiji.

Mr Tappoo highlighted that a key motivating factor for Tappoos success was the knowledge that more of the people’s needs could be taken care of if the economy expands.

“If the economy grows, everyone benefits. We will continue to strive to grow our economy and to share the fruits of this in a fair way.”

The Tappoo Group has widely diversified business interests that include tourism and travel, retail and wholesale, manufacturing and exports, motor vehicle sales and servicing, commercial real estate and investments.

The two Prime Minister’s International Business Awards are the latest in a list of honors that the Group has received in its 76-year history.

Other local awards include:

* Lifetime Achievement Award at the Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards 2008 — to Tappoo Group chairperson Kanti Tappoo, for his contributions to the Fijian and Asia Pacific travel retail industry

* Fiji Tourism Services Award at the Fiji Excellence in Tourism Awards 2008

* FRCA Gold Membership, for its efficient and consistent compliance with Fiji’s tax laws

* Indigenous Buddy Award for being a large and caring employer.

Source: The Fiji times
Date: 27th October 2017

PM: Collaboration Vital For Growth

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Neither the Government nor the private sector can move a nation forward alone, says the Prime Minister.

Stakeholders, private sectors and business leaders were again reminded about the importance of collaboration in order to progress.

During the Prime Minister’s International Business Awards at the Grand Pacific Hotel on Saturday night, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said: “We need to work side by side, sharing ideas and inspiring each other.

“Together, we will transform Fiji into more than just a shining example for the Pacific – we will become a nation that every global citizen will look to as a champion on critical issues and an example of sustainable development,” he said.

Mr Bainimarama said the awards night was not only to acknowledge the contribution of our exporters in nation building, but also to celebrate their success with special and well-deserved recognition in putting Fijian Made products and services in markets around the world.

“We will honor those businesses that, like Fiji itself, have punched above their weight. We recognize those businesses that have been truly innovative, and that have produced a quality of product or service that has made our nation proud.

“We will honor those that dared to push the limits and those that have embraced sustainability and inclusivity in their businesses,” said Mr Bainimarama.

With the theme ‘Achieving Sustainable Economic Growth.

Investment Fiji chief executive officer Godo Mueller-Tuet said sustainable development is about integrating all present day needs with the needs of society, the environment and global citizenship in a way that doesn’t compromise future generations.

He said Saturday’s event celebrates Fijian business success by providing an opportunity to benchmark performance, build capacity, inspire to innovate, showcase service excellence, support job creation and boost employee morale.

“We each have a role to play in growing our economy, to create employment opportunities and improve social and community well-being.”

He said the strength of the nation is measured by the strength of its business community which is determined by individual entrepreneurs and corporations.

“And Fiji has a long proud history of producing entrepreneurs who make things happen.”

Over 200 business people attended the awards night. There were 12 awards presented to the successful business that has contributed to growth of Fiji’s economy.

Tappoo Group of Companies scooped the Supreme Award of the Year.

Source: Fiji Sun
Date : October 23rd, 2017

Neither the Government nor the private sector can move a nation forward alone, says the Prime Minister.

Stakeholders, private sectors and business leaders were again reminded about the importance of collaboration in order to progress.

During the Prime Minister’s International Business Awards at the Grand Pacific Hotel on Saturday night, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said: “We need to work side by side, sharing ideas and inspiring each other.

“Together, we will transform Fiji into more than just a shining example for the Pacific – we will become a nation that every global citizen will look to as a champion on critical issues and an example of sustainable development,” he said.

Mr Bainimarama said the awards night was not only to acknowledge the contribution of our exporters in nation building, but also to celebrate their success with special and well-deserved recognition in putting Fijian Made products and services in markets around the world.

“We will honor those businesses that, like Fiji itself, have punched above their weight. We recognize those businesses that have been truly innovative, and that have produced a quality of product or service that has made our nation proud.

“We will honor those that dared to push the limits and those that have embraced sustainability and inclusivity in their businesses,” said Mr Bainimarama.

With the theme ‘Achieving Sustainable Economic Growth.

Investment Fiji chief executive officer Godo Mueller-Tuet said sustainable development is about integrating all present day needs with the needs of society, the environment and global citizenship in a way that doesn’t compromise future generations.

He said Saturday’s event celebrates Fijian business success by providing an opportunity to benchmark performance, build capacity, inspire to innovate, showcase service excellence, support job creation and boost employee morale.

“We each have a role to play in growing our economy, to create employment opportunities and improve social and community well-being.”

He said the strength of the nation is measured by the strength of its business community which is determined by individual entrepreneurs and corporations.

“And Fiji has a long proud history of producing entrepreneurs who make things happen.”

Over 200 business people attended the awards night. There were 12 awards presented to the successful business that has contributed to growth of Fiji’s economy.

Tappoo Group of Companies scooped the Supreme Award of the Year.

Source: Fiji Sun
Date : October 23rd, 2017

Sustainability in business

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PRIME Minister Voreqe Bainimarama is urging businessmen to incorporate sustainability into their business plans.

He made this comment at the 2017 Prime Minister’s International Business Awards at the Grand Pacific Hotel on Saturday night.

Mr Bainimarama said the government’s ambition was to create an economy that was not only viable but also environmentally sustainable.

“My Government’s ambition is to create an economy that is not only viable in the medium and long term, but also environmentally sustainable and socially responsible,” said Mr Bainimarama.

“Tonight, I urge all of you to incorporate sustainability into your business plans.

“It is imperative that we realize the importance of a sustainable and green economy.”

He said in order to preserve the interests of Fiji’s economy and the future generation there must be a balance between development and sustainability.

“For the future of Fiji’s economy and the future of our children, we must strike a balance between development and sustainability,” he said.

He further added that adopting a sustainable business model would help businesses adopt to innovations while serving the country.

“By adopting a sustainable business model, you will not only serve Fiji, and invest in our future, but you will also be helping your businesses to adopt innovation, new technology and be more prepared and resilient in an ever-changing global environment and more extreme climate,” he added.

“And by embracing a commitment to sustainability, you will help to build on the momentum that we are seeing out of our pre-COP.”

Source: The Fiji Times
Date : October 23rd, 2017

PRIME Minister Voreqe Bainimarama is urging businessmen to incorporate sustainability into their business plans.

He made this comment at the 2017 Prime Minister’s International Business Awards at the Grand Pacific Hotel on Saturday night.

Mr Bainimarama said the government’s ambition was to create an economy that was not only viable but also environmentally sustainable.

“My Government’s ambition is to create an economy that is not only viable in the medium and long term, but also environmentally sustainable and socially responsible,” said Mr Bainimarama.

“Tonight, I urge all of you to incorporate sustainability into your business plans.

“It is imperative that we realize the importance of a sustainable and green economy.”

He said in order to preserve the interests of Fiji’s economy and the future generation there must be a balance between development and sustainability.

“For the future of Fiji’s economy and the future of our children, we must strike a balance between development and sustainability,” he said.

He further added that adopting a sustainable business model would help businesses adopt to innovations while serving the country.

“By adopting a sustainable business model, you will not only serve Fiji, and invest in our future, but you will also be helping your businesses to adopt innovation, new technology and be more prepared and resilient in an ever-changing global environment and more extreme climate,” he added.

“And by embracing a commitment to sustainability, you will help to build on the momentum that we are seeing out of our pre-COP.”

Source: The Fiji Times
Date : October 23rd, 2017

Tappoo Takes Top Investment Award

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The Tappoo Group of Companies came out top winners in the Prime Minister’s International Business Awards last night at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva.

Executive Director Kamlesh Tappoo said they were happy to be recognized for the prestigious award adding that it was a milestone achievement for the company. Below are the list of winners.

Prime Minister’s International Business Awards – Winners

Prime Minister’s International Business Supreme Award – Tappoo Group of Companies

Best Small Business Operating Internationally Award – Easy in Fiji Ltd (Fijiana Cacao)

Best Medium Business Operating Internationally Award – Foneology Solutions Ltd

Best Large Business Operating Internationally award – CBS Power Solutions Fiji Ltd

Emerging Exporter of the Year Award – Paradise Beverages Fiji Ltd

Re-Exporter of the Year Award – Tappoo Group of companies

Excellence in Innovation Award – Vodafone Fiji Limited

Excellence in Service Award – The Rosie Travel Group

Primary Industry Business Excellence Award – Grace Road Group

Excellence in Business Leadership Award – Mark Halabe

Excellence in e-commerce Award – Mindpearl

Socially Responsible Business of the year Award – Natural Waters of Viti Limited FIJI Water

Source: Fiji Sun
Date : October 22nd, 2017

The Tappoo Group of Companies came out top winners in the Prime Minister’s International Business Awards last night at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva.

Executive Director Kamlesh Tappoo said they were happy to be recognized for the prestigious award adding that it was a milestone achievement for the company. Below are the list of winners.

Prime Minister’s International Business Awards – Winners

Prime Minister’s International Business Supreme Award – Tappoo Group of Companies

Best Small Business Operating Internationally Award – Easy in Fiji Ltd (Fijiana Cacao)

Best Medium Business Operating Internationally Award – Foneology Solutions Ltd

Best Large Business Operating Internationally award – CBS Power Solutions Fiji Ltd

Emerging Exporter of the Year Award – Paradise Beverages Fiji Ltd

Re-Exporter of the Year Award – Tappoo Group of companies

Excellence in Innovation Award – Vodafone Fiji Limited

Excellence in Service Award – The Rosie Travel Group

Primary Industry Business Excellence Award – Grace Road Group

Excellence in Business Leadership Award – Mark Halabe

Excellence in e-commerce Award – Mindpearl

Socially Responsible Business of the year Award – Natural Waters of Viti Limited FIJI Water

Source: Fiji Sun
Date : October 22nd, 2017

Tappoo Group scoops double exporter Awards

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Fiji’s exporters were acknowledged for their contribution in nation building at the Prime Ministers International Business Awards in Suva last night.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says not only should exporters be praised but their success should be celebrated.

Bainimarama gave special and well deserved recognition to exporters who have done wonders in putting Fijian made products and services in markets around the world.

“We will honor those businesses that, like Fiji itself, have punched above their weight. We recognize those businesses that have been truly innovative, and that have produced a quality of product or service that has made our nation proud. We will honor those that dared to push the limits and those that have embraced sustainability and inclusivity in their businesses.”

Eleven exporters were awarded last night with the Tappoo Group of Companies scooping two awards, Supreme Award and Re-Exporter of the Year Award.

More than 180 applications were received by Investment Fiji this year for the Awards- the largest so far.
Awards:

Best Small Business Operating Internationally Award: Easy in Fiji Ltd

Best Medium Business Operating Internationally Award: Foneology

Best Large Business Operating Internationally Award: CBS Power Solutions

Emerging Exporter of the Year Award: Paradise Beverages

Re-exporter of the Year Award: Tappoo Group of Companies

Excellence in Innovation: Vodafone Fiji

Excellence in Service Award: Rosie Holidays

Primary Industry Business Excellence Award: Grace Road Group

Excellence in Business Leadership Award: Mark Halabe

Excellency in E-Commerce Award: Mind Pearl

Socially Responsible Business of the Year Award: Natural Waters of Viti Ltd

Supreme Award: Tappoo Group of Companies

Source: FBC News
Date : October 23rd, 2017

Fiji’s exporters were acknowledged for their contribution in nation building at the Prime Ministers International Business Awards in Suva last night.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says not only should exporters be praised but their success should be celebrated.

Bainimarama gave special and well deserved recognition to exporters who have done wonders in putting Fijian made products and services in markets around the world.

“We will honor those businesses that, like Fiji itself, have punched above their weight. We recognize those businesses that have been truly innovative, and that have produced a quality of product or service that has made our nation proud. We will honor those that dared to push the limits and those that have embraced sustainability and inclusivity in their businesses.”

Eleven exporters were awarded last night with the Tappoo Group of Companies scooping two awards, Supreme Award and Re-Exporter of the Year Award.

More than 180 applications were received by Investment Fiji this year for the Awards- the largest so far.
Awards:

Best Small Business Operating Internationally Award: Easy in Fiji Ltd

Best Medium Business Operating Internationally Award: Foneology

Best Large Business Operating Internationally Award: CBS Power Solutions

Emerging Exporter of the Year Award: Paradise Beverages

Re-exporter of the Year Award: Tappoo Group of Companies

Excellence in Innovation: Vodafone Fiji

Excellence in Service Award: Rosie Holidays

Primary Industry Business Excellence Award: Grace Road Group

Excellence in Business Leadership Award: Mark Halabe

Excellency in E-Commerce Award: Mind Pearl

Socially Responsible Business of the Year Award: Natural Waters of Viti Ltd

Supreme Award: Tappoo Group of Companies

Source: FBC News
Date : October 23rd, 2017

Company adds new outlet to growing retail chain

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LOCAL telecommunications giant Vodafone Fiji Ltd has added another outlet to its growing retail chain, further expanding their customer service reach in the Western Division.

The company opened their new Vodafone Tappoo City shop in Lautoka last Saturday, attracting many customers with opening specials and giveaways.

According to Vodafone chief marketing officer Rajnesh Prasad, the new outlet adds to the ease of access and convenience to their customers and the growing retail sector in Lautoka.

“We want to give our customers a premium experience and the new shop offers that. Customers now can have a better look and feel of the latest devices through the smart table display,” he said.

Mr. Prasad said the opening also coincided with the launching of the two latest editions of the Samsung Galaxy; J5 and J7 Pro.

The two latest smartphones, he said, would be made exclusively available from the Vodafone Tappoo City Lautoka shop for a week before being distributed to other outlets nationwide.

Many customers, who were present at the opening, also welcomed the opening of the new retail outlet.

Vomo St, Lautoka resident Olivia Tavokai said the new outlet was a good move by Vodafone for including the location for their retail shop.

Ms. Tavokai, who has been using Vodafone network for more than 15 years, said she enjoyed being a Vodafone customer, especially the Voda-star credits given out monthly.

“I was one of the first customers here and received my free giveaway,” she said.

Krishneel Achari of Ba, who was visiting relatives, also visited the new outlet to witness the specials.

“I as a Vodafone customer, it has become easy for me to get access to their services as within the same location,” he said.

The Vodafone Tappoo City outlet adds to the 11 premier shops across the country that operates in connecting Fijians with latest mobile products and services.

LOCAL telecommunications giant Vodafone Fiji Ltd has added another outlet to its growing retail chain, further expanding their customer service reach in the Western Division.

The company opened their new Vodafone Tappoo City shop in Lautoka last Saturday, attracting many customers with opening specials and giveaways.

According to Vodafone chief marketing officer Rajnesh Prasad, the new outlet adds to the ease of access and convenience to their customers and the growing retail sector in Lautoka.

“We want to give our customers a premium experience and the new shop offers that. Customers now can have a better look and feel of the latest devices through the smart table display,” he said.

Mr. Prasad said the opening also coincided with the launching of the two latest editions of the Samsung Galaxy; J5 and J7 Pro.

The two latest smartphones, he said, would be made exclusively available from the Vodafone Tappoo City Lautoka shop for a week before being distributed to other outlets nationwide.

Many customers, who were present at the opening, also welcomed the opening of the new retail outlet.

Vomo St, Lautoka resident Olivia Tavokai said the new outlet was a good move by Vodafone for including the location for their retail shop.

Ms. Tavokai, who has been using Vodafone network for more than 15 years, said she enjoyed being a Vodafone customer, especially the Voda-star credits given out monthly.

“I was one of the first customers here and received my free giveaway,” she said.

Krishneel Achari of Ba, who was visiting relatives, also visited the new outlet to witness the specials.

“I as a Vodafone customer, it has become easy for me to get access to their services as within the same location,” he said.

The Vodafone Tappoo City outlet adds to the 11 premier shops across the country that operates in connecting Fijians with latest mobile products and services.

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