The 33rd edition of the PIMEC SME Awards has awarded four Catalan companies that during the months of the pandemic have contributed to overcome the effects of Covid in Catalonia. The event was held in a small format at the Gran Teatre Liceu and was attended by several political authorities, such as Salvador Illa, Minister of Health and Ramon Tremosa, Minister of Enterprise and Knowledge of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
Antonio Cañete, secretary general of PIMEC, has named the winners of this edition of the Pymes Awards, which were also attended by other authorities such as Núria Marín, president of the Barcelona Provincial Council, Carlos Prieto, subdelegate of the Government in Barcelona, Jaume Collboni, first deputy mayor of Barcelona City Council, Salvador Alemany, president of the Patronat del Gran Teate del Liceu and Albert Castellanos, secretary general of the vice-presidency.
FIBOSA, from the food sector, has received the business recognition for its business contribution to Sustainability.
During the pandemic, FIBOSA adapted and reorganised part of its production to design and market highly efficient and disinfectant-saving automatic hand disinfection equipment for public and private institutions.
Another of the award-winning companies was Manufacturas Arpe, a family-run textile company, which received the Banco Sabadell award for the application of tools to maintain its business activity, given that it has reoriented its activity towards the manufacture of face masks since the beginning of the crisis.
The Federation of Associations of Pharmacies of Catalonia (FEFAC), the Catalan Association of Health Entities (ACES), the Catalan Union of Hospitals and the Catalan Health and Social Consortium (CSC) were the four entities that received CaixaBank’s recognition and tribute for the efforts made by private health services to offer opportunities to society as a whole. For its part, the media company Vía Empresa received the business recognition for language as a tool for social and labour cohesion.