SPEECH BY Mr Lim Hng Kiang, Minister For Trade And Industry, At Singapore Business Awards Ceremony

Written by Sarah Tan on . Posted in Media, Online Media, Singapore (HQ)

29 April 2015

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Goodrich Global was recently mentioned in the speech by Mr, Lim Hng Kiang, Minister for Trade and Industry, at the 30th Singapore Business Awards Ceremony on the Monday, 27 April at the Resorts World Convention Centre.

The Singapore Business Awards recognise exceptional individuals and enterprises that have displayed visionary drive and enterprising spirit, and chalked up outstanding performance in growing their businesses.

Mr Lim’s speech focused on the Government’s commitments in  supporting our enterprises in developing the capabilities to tap growth opportunities, thrive and become globally competitive.  These areas will encourage innovation and raise productivity in existing sectors, invest in future growth sectors, help our companies tap international markets, and invest in our workforce to ensure that they have the skills to benefit from the new opportunities.

Charting Future Growth

For the next phase of Singapore’s growth it must strengthen Singapore as a sustainable innovation-driven economy.  We must continue to develop our existing sectors and uplift their productivity, so as to have the capabilities to compete and thrive in the global economy, and that Singaporeans are equipped with the skills to contribute and benefit from the good jobs which will be created.

Helping our companies tap innovation and restructure

Budget 2015 emphasised innovation as a key strategy to help our enterprises achieve productivity-driven growth, strengthen their value proposition and to differentiate themselves from the competition. The measures in Budget 2015 build on the groundwork which has been laid by agencies such as A*STAR and SPRING, in helping our enterprises leverage technology and innovation to enhance competitiveness and drive top-line growth.

To help our companies tap innovation, a range of government assistance schemes are available. For companies just starting on innovation, SPRING offers the Innovation and Capability Voucher (ICV), which supports SMEs in the development and implementation of simple solutions to improve business efficiency and productivity.

Investing in Our People

As we create better economic opportunities and jobs, we must ensure that Singaporeans are well-equipped to take on the new roles that will be available. To nurture the relevant skill-sets and mind-sets in our workforce, the SkillsFuture initiative was announced at Budget 2015. Through SkillsFuture, we will put in place the structures and processes to enable Singaporeans to develop and learn the relevant skillsets as they progress through their lives – from formal schooling, throughout their careers and until retirement.

Business owners and industry leaders here are strongly encouraged to support the SkillsFuture initiative and to continually invest in your employees. To date, Goodrich Global is one of the of employers have already come on board.   Goodrich Global, which was recently named the Best SME Employer in Singapore 2015 by HR consulting firm Aon Hewitt. The company’s commitment to good HR practices has allowed it to keep its employees engaged, support training programmes suggested by employees, and keep employee retention rates high. Goodrich has benefited from SPRING’s assistance schemes to optimise their business operations and develop HR capabilities so as to enable Singaporeans in our SMEs to benefit from good working environments which support higher employee productivity.

Enabling Trade and Internationalisation              

Given Singapore’s small domestic market, internationalisation will continue to be a key economic strategy.  In the immediate region, new opportunities for our businesses arising from the realisation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) as a single market and production base. Singapore businesses have already benefitted from the various AEC initiatives. Localcompanies can export most products to other ASEAN markets duty-free, and enjoy greater ease of trade through measures such as mutual recognition agreements. In the area of services and investment, there are now more opportunities for Singapore companies to participate in sectors which were previously closed off to foreign investors.

SOURCE: Mr Lim Hng Kiang at Singapore Business Awards Ceremony

http://www.mti.gov.sg/NewsRoom/Pages/Mr-Lim-Hng-Kiang-at-Singapore-Business-Awards-Ceremony-.aspx

Media Coverage: Part 2 of Mr Chan Chong Beng Feature on on Money Week (财经追击)

Written by MM on . Posted in Media, Online Media, Press, Press Releases

27th September 2013 mynewsdesk

“There are good days and bad days. One must be ready for it all.”

- Mr Chan Chong Beng,Chairman,Goodrich Global

Check out our Chairman’s thoughts in the Part 2 -interview conducted by Tung Soo Hua, Money Week (财经追击), in a 2 part special!

If you missed the interview, here’s a short snippet of insightful interview!

Key Points of Part 1: Tips for Business Owners

- “In a Business, one must be decisive…one cannot afford to falter.”

- “There are good days and bad days. One must be ready for it all.”

- “Always have a backup plan!”

- “Have ample reserves to help you brave the storm…”

Click to view Part 1: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=566288420098466&set=vb.330575686199&type=2&theater

Key Points of Part 2 look at Mr Chan’s take on investments. Here’s what he says:

- Mr Chan’s “largest investment to date is in Goodrich and watching her grow day by day”

- Dividends are ploughed back into company’s reserve for future security.

- “Invest in blue chip company’s for longer term returns…”

- It’s good to have “property investments for post-retirement security”

Click to view Part 2: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=569272186466756&set=vb.330575686199&type=2&theater

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Media Coverage: Mr Chan Chong Beng Featured on Money Week (财经追击)

Written by MM on . Posted in Media, Online Media, Press, Press Releases

30th Aug 2013 mynewsdesk

30th August 2013

Chairman of Goodrich Global,Mr Chan Chong Beng was interviewed by Mediacorp presenter, Tung Soo Hua earlier this month for Channel U’s,Money Week (财经追击).

Below is an extract of Mr Chan’s dialogue with Tung Soo Hua:

- “In a Business, one must be decisive…one cannot afford to falter.”

- “There are good days and bad days.One must be ready for it all.”

- “Always have a backup plan!”

- “Have ample reserves to help you brave the storm…”

Part II of the interview airs on 31st August 2013 at 1030pm (GMT) on Channel U.

To view a snippet of the interview please click: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=566288420098466&set=vb.330575686199&type=3&theater

www.goodrichglobal.com

For more details of the product, please contact:

Goodrich Global (Headquarters)

Marketing Department

Goodrich Building

8 Changi South Lane, #05-01

Singapore 486113

T: 6787 8787

F: 6788 7733

E: info@goodrichglobal.com

Mon to Fri: 9am to 6pm

Closed on Public Holidays

 

For Media Enquiries

Ms. Jean Leong

Regional Marketing Manager

T: 6586 8763F: 6304 7236

E: jean.leong@goodrichglobal.com.sg

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ONLINE MEDIA | Spirit of Empowerment- Chairman of Goodrich Global, Mr Chan Chong Beng | GOODRICH GLOBAL 22nd June 2012

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GOODRICH GLOBAL 22nd June 2012

 

Spirit of Empowerment- Chairman of
Goodrich Global, Mr Chan Chong Beng

 

Chairman of Goodrich Global, Mr. Chan Chong Beng
believes that a businessman is born not created. There on, his personal career
path is in itself an example of the passion and go-getter attitude that makes a
businessman successful.

 

” Mr. CB Chan
“considers ‘empowerment’ to be one of the essential qualities of an
entrepreneur, and it is evident that his reason for success has been
just that.” With a clear direction of the goal, he has continuously
inspired and empowered those around him to strive for business
excellence.”

 

 

Source: Featured by Affluent Magazine- Jun/ Jul 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more
details of the product, please contact our Gallery Consultants

Goodrich
Gallery (Flagship)

Goodrich
Building

8
Changi South Lane, #01-01

Singapore
486113

T:
6788 6868

F:
6586 8794

E:
gallery_singapore@goodrichglobal.com

Mon
to Fri: 9am to 6pm

Sat
& Sun: 11am to 6pm

Closed
on Public Holidays

 

For Media Enquiries

Ms.
Jean Leong

Regional
Marketing Manager

T:
6586 8763

M:
8511 9578

E:
jean.leong@goodrichglobal.com.sg

F:
6304 7236

W:
www.goodrichglobal.com

 

 

 

 

About Goodrich Global

Goodrich Global provides the
perfect finishing touch to every interior.  It offers an extensive collection
of interior wallcoverings, carpets, fabrics and
floorings to create a completely personalized furnished ambience.
 Goodrich believes in ensuring that every dream design comes to
life.  Above all else, Goodrich is driven by the vision that every living
space is an expression of a unique cover story.

Goodrich boasts a strong
presence in over 30 regional offices and galleries located in 8 countries
including Singapore (Headquarters), China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia,
Malaysia, Thailand and United Arab Emirates. Goodrich is well placed to meet
all your interior furnishing needs, globally.

URL:
www.goodrichglobal.com | info@goodrichglobal.com

 

Find us on Facebook:

Singapore:
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Thailand:
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Indonesia:
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UAE:
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HK:
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Online Media | Towkay dreams? He has it covered | March 2012

Written by goodrich_admin on . Posted in Media, Online Media, Singapore (HQ)

Towkay dreams? He has it covered
By Lorna Tan, Senior Correspondent

As a child growing up in a kampung in Ulu Sembawang, Mr Chan Chong Beng aspired to be a successful businessman.

‘My mum drilled into my mind that to be rich you’ve got to be a towkay (big boss) doing business,’ recalled Mr Chan, 56, chairman of interior furnishing company Goodrich Global. His mother was a teacher while his father did not work.

Restless to learn about running a business, he quit the then University of Singapore just eight months after he joined its architecture faculty.

It was through one of his school projects that he saw how viable the wallpaper business could be as the barrier to entry was low and it was not labour intensive.

He invested $1,500 in a newly set up firm that dealt with wallpaper and carpets and was its managing director from 1975 to 1983. After learning enough of the trade, he decided to venture out on his own and set up Goodrich Wallcoverings in 1983 with a partner. The firm has since been rebranded Goodrich Global and grown from just seven staff to 417.

When it comes to managing his personal finances, Mr Chan’s top priority is to ensure that his family is taken care of should anything untoward happen to him. To achieve peace of mind, he has invested in insurance protection, paying a total annual premium of about $60,000. His investment portfolio comprises mainly shares and properties. This is because he enjoys the excitement of stock investing and the potential capital appreciation of real estate.

Mr Chan is married to homemaker Loy Tai, 51, and they have three sons – Yik Ley, 25, Kwok Ley, 23, and Tiong Ley, 14.

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