National Enterprise Support Awards 2020
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National Enterprise Support Awards 2020

€48,000 Prize Fund

Applications now closed

The Commerce Department within the Ministry for the Economy, Investment and Small Businesses is organising the National Enterprise Support Awards (NESA) for the tenth consecutive year. These Awards are not just a competition but are intended to foster more awareness of the importance of entrepreneurship both on a local and on a national level. The Awards aim at rewarding those entities which support entrepreneurship and the promotion of enterprise growth.

The objectives of NESA are to:

·         identify and recognise successful activities and initiatives undertaken to promote enterprise and   ​​​entrepreneurship

·         showcase and share examples of best entrepreneurship policies and practices

·         create a greater awareness of the role entrepreneurs play in society

·         encourage and inspire potential entrepreneurs.


The competition consists of two sections:

Section A is open to Government Entities such as Ministries, Departments, Local Councils, Public Authorities and Entities and Public-Private Partnerships.

Section B is open to Public and Church Schools, Business Organisations, NGOs, Public Educational Institutions, University of Malta, Trade Unions and Professional Associations and business organisations.

The categories in each Section:

 1. Promoting the entrepreneurial spirit

 2. Investing in entrepreneurial skills

 3. Improving the business environment

 4. Supporting the internationalisation of business

 5. Supporting the development of green markets and resource efficiency

 6. Responsible and inclusive entrepreneurship

A maximum of two initiatives submitted for the NESA competition will be nominated to represent Malta in the European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2020, to be held in Germany in November 2020, where they would have the honour to compete in a prestigious competition which offers extensive exposure and media coverage to the nominated projects.

In view of the current situation you are kindly requested to submit your application by email on  If this is not possible please deliver this by hand to the Commerce Department and deposit your application in a letter box which has been made available at the front door of the Commerce Department located at Gnien is-Sultan, Lascaris Valletta.​