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Direct Access reaches final of Gulf Capital SME awards

Direct Access DWC-LLC is delighted to be a finalist in the start-up business of the year category in the Gulf Capital SME Awards 2019.

In its 7th year, over 300 nominations were received for different categories. The 86 shortlisted companies will proceed to the final stage of judging which comprises a presentation to an independent panel of judges representing some of the most successful global and regional businesses, Government stakeholders and influencers in the Gulf region.

The awards are supported by Beehive, Diligencia, In5, Italian Industry & Commerce in the UAE, Khalifa Fund, Micropolis and Tie Dubai. Organised by MEED, in collaboration with Gulf Capital, the awards set out to recognise the UAE’s small firms and business leaders innovation, growth and success.

“It has been an amazing period for us at Direct Access since we launched,” said Steven Mifsud, Director. “In 2017 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum set out how he wanted Dubai to be an accessible city for People of Determination by 2020. We launched Direct Access to help organisations achieve that vision. Our Access Appraisal work reviews the design and specifications for new builds to ensure accessibility is built in from the start. Our Access and Adaptations Audits review established premises and sets out recommendations for access improvements.”

“Our client base is diverse ranging from Nando’s to the British Embassy. Our biggest is Expo 2020 Dubai where we are advising on the accessibility of the public realm and thematic areas.”

The results will be announced at an awards ceremony in DIFC this September.

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