Mathaqi app wins honor at KSA Enterprise Agility Awards 2017

Yousuf Al-Saleem, right, receives the award from Ghassan Al-Sulaiman, governor of the General Authority for SMEs.
Updated 30 May 2017
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Mathaqi app wins honor at KSA Enterprise Agility Awards 2017

Mathaqi app, an online platform for ordering home-cooked meals in Saudi Arabia, recently won an award for tech innovation at the KSA Enterprise Agility Awards 2017. The event was held at the Marriott Hotel in Riyadh.
The awards, which were presented by Ghassan Al-Sulaiman, governor of the General Authority for SMEs, and organized by Entrepreneur MENA, a division of BNC Publishing, celebrate enterprising individuals who have distinguished themselves by demonstrating innovation and outstanding business conduct.
Mathaqi has made a significant contribution to helping productive families market their food products and increase their income. This in effect, solves one of the problems faced by the country related to unemployment, as the platform encourages production among family members.
The award-winning app offers more than 18 different cuisines for lunch and dinner, with details of each dish, along with the chef’s profile, to authenticate its home-cooked quality.
Mathaqi app is available on iOS and Android platforms. Once downloaded, users can register themselves by filling out basic details such as name and contact number. After ordering food from the daily changing menu, customers can also determine the time and place to get their food delivered.
Nouf Alsaleem, founder of Mathaqi, said: “We are really happy for this recognition and we consider this as an encouragement and furthering our objectives to develop the technology innovation within the entrepreneurship ecosystem in KSA.”
“It is an honor to receive the ‘Best Mobile App Innovation’ award from an organization which is a source of inspiration and information for millions and is considered the voice of entrepreneurship around the world. All credit goes to our team, mentors and partners for their role in our success and for helping us achieve this,” she added.
Alsaleem said Mathaqi is a good opportunity for home chefs, who generally do not get noticed for their culinary skills.
“It provides a perfect blend of authentic food with authentic recipes, with a wide variety of cuisines and the expertise of carefully selected home chefs. All chefs are trained in processes of food safety and they prepare food in limited quantities, as they would for their own households,” she added.


SABB becomes ICAEW authorized training employer

Updated 26 June 2019
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SABB becomes ICAEW authorized training employer

The Saudi British Bank (SABB) has joined forces with Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW) to become the first bank in the Kingdom to be an ICAEW authorized training employer. The partnership will help SABB attract and retain talented individuals by offering ICAEW’s ACA qualification.

The new partnership is part of the SABB’s strategy to become a best-in-class international finance organization, but most importantly by supporting the Saudi Vision 2030. By providing Saudi nationals access to internationally recognized qualifications and training, supporting development of their skills and abilities, SABB aims to help them achieve a better future that matches their qualifications and ambitions.

Matthew Pearce, chief financial officer at SABB, said: “By partnering with a world-leading accountancy and finance organization that maintains the highest professional standards, SABB is very proud to become the first bank in the Kingdom to be an authorized training employer with ICAEW. This partnership aligns with SABB’s vision and strategy to be internationally connected while developing Saudi nationals and supporting Vision 2030.”

Completing the ACA qualification enables professionals to use the title “ICAEW Chartered Accountant.” 

Michael Armstrong FCA, ICAEW regional director, Middle East, Africa and South Asia, said: “ICAEW works with employers to support the professional development of their teams. In Saudi Arabia, ICAEW works alongside the national profession to complement the important national accountancy qualification and equip finance talent with the broad range of technical knowledge and professional skills they need to make a great contribution to their organizations. 

“As an authorized training employer, SABB will be able to prepare employees for the internationally recognized ACA qualification. Throughout the world, our training partners benefit from being able to attract the best talent and develop the next generation of business leaders. Our partnership with SABB underscores its commitment to remain at the forefront of the fast-paced banking industry and contribute to the growth of Saudi Arabia’s financial services industry.”