NAHCo Aviance Wins Global Risk Award In UK
…Eyes Overall Award In 2017 Edition
The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company PLC (NAHCo) Aviance has won the Global Risk Awards 2016 held at the London Hilton, Park Lane, United Kingdom.
The award is coming in the face of very challenging business environment which the ground handling giant operates in.
An online statement signed by the Manager, Communications & Corporate Services, NAHCo Aviance Plc, Mr TAYO Ajakaye, said that the Awards covers 13 categories in 40 countries and that it was one event, where global players were in attendance.
NAHCo Aviance, he stated demonstrated the its resilience spirit at the event by coming tops in probably the most competitive category, ‘Excellence in the Face of Adversity.
He explained that the category had as shortlists, world-renowned ArcelorMittal (UK), Leicester City Council also from UK, Nigerian Aviation Handling Company PLC (NAHCo) from Nigeria, Roy Hill Holdings Pty Ltd from Australia and Council Services & Chancellery, University of Newcastle (Australia),adding that at the end of it all, NAHCo emerged winner.
The Head, Enterprise Risk Management, NAHCo Aviance, Mr. Wale Akinwale, who picked up the award on behalf of the company, expressed satisfaction with the performance of the organisation.
He noted that “Excellence in the Face of Adversity” award was well deserved by NAHCo, expressing the desire of the company to win the overall award at the ceremony next year.
He added that despite winning the Global Risk Awards 2016, the ground handling organisation will not resting on its oars.
According to him, “When you put into consideration the circumstances under which NAHCo Aviance operates, you will no doubt agree with me that we deserved this award.”
The overall award was won by ArcelorMittal for last year.
Only last month, NAHCo Aviance emerged the overall winner in the Public /Technology/Healthcare/Transportation and Aviation Industry category of the 2015/2016 edition of the Nigerian Risk Awards.
Some of NAHCo’s achievements that delighted judges were the company’s record of a 99.6 per cent reduction in cargo claims in the year under review, from N53 million in 2014 to less than N200, 000 in 2015.
It recorded zero per cent in aircraft damages while cargo claims payment went down from N53, 434,096.03 in 2014 to just N177, 356.78 in 2015.
NAHCo achieved all these despite the threat of economic collapse due to 2015 general election fears, highly volatile foreign exchange rates, which led to reductions in cargo volumes and passenger numbers, crippling fuel scarcity situations which grounded many organizations to a halt and in the face of an unethical industry competition.