KUCHING: Persela Group of Companies’ success in tapping into its network to grow its business ought to be emulated by corporations in the state.
Minister of Tourism Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg, who gave this advice, noted that Persela had fully utilised its social contact with Miri Port Authority (MPA) to start a smart partnership.
Speaking at the presentation of Quality Environment 5S (QE5S) certificates to three Persela subsidiaries here yesterday, he said business networking ranked as the “most important and determining factor” to achieve excellence.
“This is the culture that we must inculcate among us,” said Abang Johari.
He added that good networking would also enable organisations to save a lot of time when implementing projects because there was no need for them to conduct research as other people had done the research for them.
“In this way both parties share their outcome,” he said, citing the example of Persela Group of Companies in engaging MPA as its consultant when implementing its QE5S programme.
“He said the evidence of the successful smart partnership was when three subsidiaries of Persela were awarded the QE5S accreditation by Malaysian Productivity Council (MPC).
The three subsidiaries are Empayar Setia Sdn Bhd, Akademi Hospitaliti & Pelancongan Saujana Sdn Bhd (or SATT Kolej) and Consultancy Services Sdn Bhd (or Dormani Hotel Kuching).
Also present yesterday were Persela executive chairman Datuk Abdillah Abdul Rahim and MPC Sarawak Zone Izani Ishak.