Is your business

If you know of a friendly business worth recognising,
now’s the time to put them in the spotlight.


What's in a friendly business?

The Friendly Business Awards category is there to recognise the pivotal role small businesses, that are innovative, play in our local community. We live in challenging times for small businesses and the aim of the Friendly Business Awards is to celebrate the value these businesses bring to our local communities every day.

This year sees the 2nd edition of the JCI Friendly Business Awards, which will be combined with the Global Goals Awards for a big celebration of dedicated local businesses and individuals. These awards were set up to recognise businesses that excel in serving the needs of the local community and play a vital role in its development.

There are six different categories for which we will be recognising a local business, as well as an overall ‘friendly business’ award.

Customer Care

Businesses that don’t just ‘have’ customer care, but for which customer care is the centre of business.

Social Friendliness

The FBAs celebrate those businesses that move people, not just inventory, and go out of their way to put themselves at the centre of local life.

Shop Layout & Design

We’re searching for businesses that insist on being individual in the presentation of their establishment.

Disability Access

We’re looking for local accessibility champions – businesses that have put in the work to level out the playing field.

Digital Experience

Excellent social media presence, or a new way to shop online? Maybe they provide terrific online support, or use their digital skills to support their community.


Businesses that find new uses for all things old and vintage, antiques, and upcycling – its all about reduce, re-use, recycle.

We only have a few terms.

- This competition is about recognising the efforts of small businesses. To be nominated, businesses do not need to be incorporated entities but they should meet the EU definition of a small business.

“A small enterprise is defined as an enterprise which employs fewer than 50 persons and whose annual turnover and/or annual balance sheet total does not exceed EUR 10 million.”

- The participating businesses may not be directly owned by a current member of the Board at the International, National or Local levels.

- Anybody can nominate a business to participate in the competition – they do not have to be a member of JCI to submit a nomination. Nominations can be made through this form.

- Company owners and current employees cannot nominate their own business/place of work.

- All nominations are to be received by the 19th August, 2018.

- Assessment of Nominated Businesses will occur in the following manner:

  1. 1. Mystery shoppers visit each nominated business twice. These visits will be conducted by two different individuals.
  2. 2. Interview/questionnaire will be conducted for the Eco‐Friendliness Category.
  3. 3. Social Media will be used to assess the Social Friendliness category.

- The judges' decisions are final. JCI Malta reserves the right to take the decision to eliminate a nominee should there be any suspicion of company behavior and/or performance that is deemed to be contrary or non-conformant with the values of the organisation as stated in the JCI Malta statute.

- JCI reserves the right to change the dates and / or deadlines set out as it may deem fit. Any change in dates and / or deadlines shall be published on the JCI Malta website and a notification of such change(s) will be sent to the confirmed nominees via email.

- All data provided by applicants to JCI Malta will be processed in terms of the Data Protection Act 2001.

Here are some of the amazing local companies that have been nominated so far.

See the List

It's up to you

to tell us about the best out there.