Fidelity Bank Plc has been named ‘Entrepreneurship Bank of the Year’ at the third edition of DAAR Awards, which recently held in Abuja.
The organisers of the event said the bank received the award in recognition of its consistency in enhancing the growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country.
Receiving the award on behalf of the bank, Ejike Ndiulo, Fidelity’s head of corporate communications, said: “It is an honour for the success of our tailored capacity building initiatives for MSMEs to again be recognised at this time.
“The award further underlines our unwavering commitment to building a new crop of entrepreneurs who will birth and power the next generation of conglomerates in the country.”
Nduilo explained that the bank had partnered with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC) and the Lagos Business School (LBS) to provide world-class training needed to improve the competitiveness of Nigerian enterprises, majorly export-oriented businesses and the associated value-chain players in the international market.
Tagged, “Export Management Programme (EMP)”, Nduilo said the initiative is currently in its eighth stream.
Explaining Fidelity Bank’s strategies for supporting MSMEs in the country, Ejike added that the bank has a full-fledged SME Banking Division named ‘Managed SME,’ through which it provides one-on-one business advisory to its customers.