The formal award gala “The Oak of Małopolska 2017” under the honorary patronage of the President of Cracow, Jacek Majchrowski, was held in the historical conference room of the City Hall in Cracow.
The prize is a way of promoting ethical business practices by The Employers Union of Małopolska LEWIATAN. Awards in the “Enterprises” category are given to businesses that „significantly contributed to the development of entrepreneurship and innovation, offer high quality products and services and run their business according to law to build the Polish entrepreneurship following the best standards.”
Gold Drop was again listed among “Business Gazelles”, a ranking published by „Puls Biznesu“ business magazine.
‘Gazelle’ is a small or medium-size company, performing well against much larger competitors owing to its dynamic growth. The ranking is created by Coface Poland business reporting company who is in charge of verifying financial data of participating companies.
The certificates were handed in on 2 February 2016 in Krakow.
2016 Forbes Diamonds
Forbes Diamonds 2016 – For the ninth time already, Bisnode Poland in consultation with the editors of Forbes has prepared a list of the most dynamically developing enterprises in Poland. The ranking features companies that posted the most dynamic increase in value in the last three years. Gold Drop ranked 215thin Poland, with an average increase in value of 27.54% in the years 2012–2014
The award was accepted by Vice-President Stanisław Całka at a gala ceremony in Cracow.
Gold Drop has been granted the title of “Wprost Eagle” by the Wprost magazine in recognition of the company’s outstanding financial performance. The list of winners was compiled by the editorial board of Wprost in collaboration with Bisnode, based on financial performance achieved in 2012–2014.The certificate awarding ceremony took place in Cracow on 27 June 2016. On behalf of the company, the certificate was collected by the Logistics Director Wiesław Kłuś.
The distinction is awarded to entities which stick to the highest standards of payment discipline. The winners were selected on the basis of data coming from the Receivables Analysis Programme database run by Euler Hermes Collections which contains reliable information on the current standing of contractors, the industry and the market as a whole.
Only 5% of companies operating on the Polish market satisfy the criteria of the highest Payment Morality Index, which shows that the Golden Payer Certificate is a prestigious award confirming the company’s trustworthiness.
Gazeta Krakowska daily has recognized "Strong Men" of the Małopolska Region. In the fourth edition of the contest, a total of 21 finalists were selected. Among them, distinction was given to the strongest seven regional leaders. President of the Board Stanisław Gągała won the title in the Limanowa Area for the second time, taking a large majority of votes over the other candidates.
The award gala took place in Cracow on 13 July 2016.
The Gold Drop company was awarded with a title of Business Leader – Internet users’ winner of the Limanowa County Business Leader competition. In the first round there were 28 companies which were sent verification questionnaires. Finally, 10 questionnaires were sent back and they formed a base to make a list of companies to be voted for by Internet users. In the second round there was one winner – the company which received the majority of votes – and two nominees. The final of the competition and a solemn announcement of the results took place on the 18th November, 2016 during the 12th edition of Limanowa Gala of Entrepreneurship. The honourable mention, nomination and the statue was received by the Chairman of the Board, Mr. Stanisław Gągała.
Gold Drop Honoured with Title of 2014 Charity Leader
For several years Dziennik Polski daily newspaper has been organizing a Leader of Małopolska Region plebiscite. Companies that compete for the title are evaluated by the competition jury and Internet users. The Charity Leader is one of the categories and Gold Drop is this year's prize winner. The plebiscite shows that in Poland there are many companies that successfully combine business and social activities. They know that not only do they have to provide employment but should also meet needs of the community they live in. It is worth emphasising that offering help is no longer limited to big companies. More and more often also small and medium-sized companies engage in such activities. The prize is a big thank you to sponsors who have supported non-governmental organizations.
The formal gala of the competition took place during the Third Edition of Forum for Małopolska Region Companies at the end of May this year. The CEO, Stanisław Gągała, was presented with a statue and a letter of appreciation by the Małopolska Province Marshal, Marek Sowa, for “great heart open to hear the voice of these in need, for enormous financial and material support provided to inhabitants of Limanowa and Małopolska region for many years”.
Diamond Award for Gold Drop
Diamond Awards are special awards granted within the framework of the Reliable Company programme to entrepreneurs who attach a particularly high value to business ethics.
Diamond Awards are only presented to those companies which are five-time winners of the "Gold Certificate of Reliability" confirming their financial capability and compliance with the Code of Ethics adopted under the Reliable Company programme. A Diamond Award is a tangible proof of an entrepreneur's conscious and ethical approach to business.
This year, Gold Drop was selected as one of the winners, and was granted a Diamond Award statuette.
President of the Board honoured with Małopolska Gold Cross
"European Entrepreneurial Region" was the leading theme of this year's Annual Business in Małopolska Meeting conference.
The conference, already the seventh in this successful series, was held on 22 October 2015 in a special venue: the new Krakow Technology Park building which impressed the participants with its unique architecture.
A special guest of the event was the former Polish President Bronisław Komorowski, who was awarded a Special Award.
A highlight of the agenda was the presentation of Honorary Medals of the Małopolska Province – Małopolska Crosses.
A Małopolska Gold Cross was presented to the President of the Board Stanisław Gągała by Marek Sowa, the Marshal of the Małopolska Province. Stanisław Gągała was recognized as one of nine entrepreneurs with the greatest contribution to the development of the Małopolska region.
The president of ZO PZM Cracow (the Polish Automobile and Motorcycle Association), Mr Marek Rutkowski, awarded Gold Drop with a Golden Honorary Badge of Distinction of Polski Związek Motorowy as a token of appreciation for support received by the Association from the company from Limanowa to promote development and popularise motor sports.
The official award ceremony took place on 17th December, 2015 during the Christmas meeting organized by Regionalne Stowarzyszenie Przedsiębiorców (Regional Association of Entrepreneurs) in Stary Browar Restaurant in Limanowa.
Gold Drop company has been awarded the title of “Business Cheetach 2013” based on the analysis of the financial situation of the company carried out by the credit information agency InfoCredit at the request of the Institute of Modern Business. The data come from the National Court Register. So far the agency has analysed financial results of 3 millions of entities. This year the companies were selected from among the ones whose revenue in the years 2011–2012 amounted to at least half a million of Polish zlotys, which show a net profit and whose market value increased by more than 10%. There are 3412 such dynamically developing companies in Małopolskie Province, and Glod Drop's position among them is 667.
The Local Community Charitable Actions Medal („Za działalność charytatywną wśród lokalnej społeczności”) awarded to Gold Drop and Management Board Chairman Stanisław Gągała for a generous and open heart.
The award panel recognized the actions of the company and its active support of charitable and sport initiatives. The most valuable assistance in terms of both money and material is since several years being provided to the Diocese of Tarnów branch of the Caritas foundation and regularly used to furnish the Pensioner Home nursing and care facility in Tarnów. As part of this cooperation, Gold Drop also regularly assists victims of floods and landslides. In 2014, both individuals and institutions that suffered due to intensive rainfall in communes of the Limanowa County received a considerable assortment of cleaning agents to sanitize and disinfect flooded buildings. (November 2014)
First class distinction in the third edition of "Małopolska Quality Award" held under the patronage of The Marshal of the Małopolska Province.
Stanisław Gągała, Chairman of Gold Drop and the Regional Association of Entrepreneurs has received the statuette and the title of “Strong People of Małopolska 2013”. Readers of “Gazeta Krakowska” chose from among 25 candidates, and decided who to award with the title. The statuettes were handed by Wojciech Harpuła, Chief Editor of Gazeta Krakowska, who, on behalf of himself and the whole editorial staff, congratulated all the winners. “These are people who derive their strength from the community that surrounds them, but without their passion, commitment and skills this community would be much poorer” – he stressed.
When accepting the statuette, Mr. Gągała thanked Gazeta Krakowska for the nomination and all those who voted for him. “This is an award for the whole entrepreneurship of Limanowa, which shows that it is worth to change Małopolska region – said Stanisław Gągała.
Gold Drop was granted the Małopolska Business Award statue in the category of medium-sized enterprises. Marek Sowa, Voivodeship Marshal, formally presented the awards during the Annual Business in Małopolska Meeting. The award is to inspire enterprise development, promote pro-investment approach and increase company competitiveness.Candidates for awards granted in the category of small, medium and large-sized enterprises can be put forward by entrepreneurs, institutions and economic organisations. Winners are selected by the Małopolska Economic Council composed of business practitioners and professors of the largest institutions of higher education in Małopolska. The Council acts as a consultation and advisory body for the Voivodeship Executive Board. Małopolska laureates are then put forward by the Marshal for the Economic Award of the President of the Republic of Poland.