Giving staff encouragement and room to bloom

Brothers win New SME Merit Award

In just three years, Wah Lam Building Materials Limited has enjoyed an incredible 360 per cent growth.

Established in 1997 by brothers Niki and Derek Tsang, the partners believe a happy workforce is a productive workforce. Director Niki Tsang said to inspire staff to work to the best of their ability, he gives them the authority to make strategic decisions - even hiring staff - and participate in structuring the company as they see fit.

"As they run their own systems and lead their own men, management problems are minimized," the entrepreneur said.

In recognition of Wah Lam's achievements and management philosophy, the company received the New SME Merit Award at the 2000 SME Awards.