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EVORICH Managing Director Inspires Students and Viewers in The Straits Times’ “Samsengs Turned Towkays” Panel Discussion
EVORICH Group Managing Director Mr. Dennis Teo inspired students and viewers in the recently held panel discussion at the finale of The Straits Times – Ministry of Education National Current Affairs Quiz held at Raffles Institution.
Aptly themed “samsengs turned towkays”, The Straits Times senior writer Wong Kim Hoh invited Mr. Teo together with the founder of courier service company XDel – Mr. Harold Lee to recount their “ex-thug” experiences as youths and share their journey towards now becoming bosses of their own respective companies.
During the talk, Mr. Teo shared with the students the obstacles he faced during his growing up years with a dose of humour on his mischievous deeds. Kidding aside, Mr. Teo conveyed the significance of building resilience in everyone. This was supported by a genuine story of his adversity in building up the business and how he overcame the odds towards growing up a flooring empire that has catered not only to Singapore homes but also the Asia Pacific region, and beyond.
Understanding that the event was a successful panel discussion, students were encouraged to ask any burning questions that they had for Mr. Teo and Mr. Lee. Among the students’ queries, Mr. Teo was asked on how he builds and maintains strong kinship within the company as part of business growth. To this, Mr. Teo insightfully shared two points:
1) The importance of having and following company values to guide the business; and
2) Despite busy schedules of being the Managing Director of EVORICH, to be able to find time to participate in important life milestones of every EVORICH staff.
Closing the panel discussion, Mr. Teo was quoted “I am deeply appreciative of Wong Kim Hoh for this opportunity to share my insights of my growing up years. I truly hope that it has inspired students to pursue their goals.”
EVORICH continues to find new Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) opportunities that can benefit the Singapore community. Stay tuned for our next CSR initiative!
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EVORICH is one of the most reputable flooring, decking and wall contractors in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region. We provide the end user with supply and installation of quality laminate flooring, high end resilient flooring, engineered wood flooring, instant wall makeover tiles, external facade wall claddings, indoor and outdoor decking.
EVORICH is a member of the National Wood Flooring Association, being a strong advocate in introducing Eco green products into the building and construction industry worldwide. Moreover, EVORICH has been awarded as one of the Most Promising SME 500 Awards in Singapore and is the first flooring contractor in Singapore to win the Spirit of Enterprise Award 2011. EVORICH has also been awarded the Orchid Trusted Brands 2012 for providing quality customer services in Singapore.
Additionally, the group is also the co-sponsor & award presenter to Southeast Asia Property Awards – the biggest award event to recognise developers in Southeast Asia. EVORICH Flooring is also one of the first flooring contractors in Singapore to be awarded with both the ISO and British Standard OHSAS accreditation.
With the same advocacy for the Green Eco Movement in Singapore, EVORICH Founder judged and sponsored the Miss Earth 2013 and 2014.
Over the years, EVORICH continues to focus on giving the best, innovative and good quality flooring, decking, and wall products to consumers. Since 2012, EVORICH has embarked on a franchising journey to share her experience in flooring with prospective franchisees. Since then, the geographical reach has expanded in the Asia Pacific region to provide holistic and hassle-free flooring solutions to esteemed clients through dedicated franchisees. EVORICH was therefore included to be one of the winners for the Promising Franchisor of the Year 2015 awarded by the Franchise and Licensing Association of Singapore.
From 2015, EVORICH Founder has been chosen to be one of the Spirit of Enterprise (SOE) Board of Governors since 2015 – promoting and encouraging everyone to have the entrepreneurial spirit and nurture the Spirit of Enterprise in Singapore's youths of today. In the same year, EVORICH was also working alongside with Calvary Community Care by giving inspirational talks to selected youths from different schools in Singapore.
Also in year 2015, Evorich Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. attained the accreditation for CaseTrust. EVORICH is the first ever flooring company to achieve the prestigious accreditation.