Banking Awards & Dinner Gala

Encouraging innovation, prudence and stability in the banking sector by recognizing, awarding and celebrating exemplary performance in the sector.


The Role of Banks in Scaling up SMEs

When: Friday, 17th May 2019 at 6.30pm

Where: Movenpick Hotel & Residences (Mkungu Close, Westlands)


Judging Process Partner


Media Partner


Research Partner


Judging Process Partner


Knowledge Partner

DATE ACTIVITY Participants/ Objective
Mon 25th Feb - Fri 29th March Banking Awards/Survey portal launch Publicity of portal/ sensatisation visits to banks/MFBs by TBL team
Sensitisation meetings with BanksGet Get participants feedback on the awards category and judging process
Mon 1st - Friday 29th March Entry submission Banks/MFBs/ others: entry submitted on the new platform
Tues 26th Feb- Friday 29th March BankingSurvey/ Tarrif Survey Banks: published financial data and banking tariffs
Mon 4th March- Friday 29th March Customer satisfaction survey Banks Customer opinion on individual banks customer service levels
Mon 8th April -Thur 25th April Judging Process Highly regarded Industry experts commence judging
Fri 17th May 2019 Gala Awards Banks, MFBs, Fintechs, Media, entire financial sector

Event Details

We are pleased to announce the commencement of the 14th edition of our annual awards.

Thank you for believing in the objectives for which this awards scheme was set up and for supporting the course over the years.

A lot has changed this year:

  • We have introduced a new secure platform for submitting entries known as ThinkAwards which has been specifically developed for us by Craft Silicon.
  • We have introduced this new awards website where all information on the awards is available. It is through this website that entries will be submitted.
  • We have also introduced a new portal, a live platform, an extension of the print version of the annual Banking Survey. The database dates back to 2001. All news updates, analysis, interviews and just released financial data on all banks will be available round the clock on this platform.

Our 2019 planning process involved holding discussions with industry leaders and players. As such this years’ awards categories and judging criteria will not only focus on financial stability and growth of the banks but also on how the banks have embraced corporate governance best practices, products and systems innovation, customer service as well as engaging in sustainable social projects. The Best Bank in Kenya 2019 will be the Bank that best demonstrates the above qualities. A panel of expert judges drawn from various disciplines shall decide on the winners as per set criteria. The judge’s decisions will be informed by analysis of financial information - statutorily published by the banks, coupled with information provided in your entry documents. The panel of judges will contact banks directly for any additional information they might need to help them in the judging process. PKF Kenya, the 2019 judging process partners, will oversee and audit the entire judging process including the selection of judges and verification of entries. Entries commence on Friday 1 st March,


  • Entries are open to all Commercial banks and Micro-Finance (MF) Banks licensed and regulated by the Central Bank of Kenya.
  • Entries must be for projects that have been implemented within the previous 12 to 18 months.
  • Each award category has its eligibility criteria. Kindly refer to it to ensure you are entered in the most appropriate categories.
  • The judges reserve the right to amend the judging criteria, change the maximum allocated score for any criteria, accept or reject entries. Where one entry is submitted jointly by one or more parties, the judges have the authority to assess and determine if the entry was really a joint effort.

Award Categories

If you have any feedback regarding the award categories and judging criteria, contact us at You can also visit our website

Dinner Reservation

I would like to reserve table place at Kshs 13,800 per person.

I would like to reserve table/s of 10 at Kshs 132,200 per table corporate rate.

For further information call Joan Williams on o774 553 011, 020 445 3881/2 or e-mail her at

Past Award Ceremonies

Event Location

The Annual Celebration of the banking sector’s achievements will be held at the Movenpick Hotel & Residences, Nairobi on Friday, 17th May 2019.

Contact info

Think Business Limited, Suite J-2, Njema Court, Rhapta Road, Westlands

  +254 710 368 426

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