PRECISION engineers Sunningdale Tech, property giants OUE and banking institution United Overseas Bank led the charge to clinch top honours at the inaugural Charger Awards. These three companies received special commendations at the event organised by STORM.SG at the Singapore Management University School of Law. They were selected for their efforts in expanding into new areas, making good use of existing resources, and applying innovation and creativity. Picked by an expert panel, they were the standouts from 30 SGX listed companies that have attracted the attentions of the billionaires and blue whale investors over the last six months. The Super Charger Diversified real estate owner, developer, and operator OUE clinched The Super Charger Award after expanding into new areas of business activity over the last year. The Hard Charger With more that 500 branches in 19 countries and territories around Asia, Europe, and America, United Overseas Bank were awarded The Hard Charger for putting existing resources to good use. The Turbo Charger And finally, for applying innovation and creativity, leading precision plastic component manufacturer Sunnningdale Tech received The Turbo Charger. 27 other companies from a breadth of industries, like Wheelock Properties, mm2 Asia, Oxley Holdings, and Geo Energy Resources, were awarded the Bull Charger for shaking up the stock market with bold moves and getting noticed by savvy investors over the last six months. See the full list HERE. Leading up to the awards presentation, a series of discussions on topical issues was discussed by a panel of expert commentators. Survival in the shrinking economy, REITs, investments on the horizon and listing were discussed by Clemen Chiang, CEO of Spiking, Prof Kirpal Singh, Director of SMU’s Wee Kim Wee Centre, independent director Chong Huai Seng, Kamal Samuel, MD of Financial PR and Ku Swee Yong, CEO of International Property Advisor. Read our ongoing coverage of the Charger Award.