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SPH emerges the biggest winner at Singapore HR Awards 2012

Singapore, 6 July 2012 – Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has emerged the biggest winner at the Singapore HR Awards 2012 with seven awards, including the award's highest honour - the Corporate HR Champion. 

The awards were presented this evening at the Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore. Ms Foo Mee Har, Member of Parliament for West Coast GRC, was the Guest of Honour at the awards ceremony. Organised by the Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI), the annual awards recognise achievements of organisations and individuals for making continuous breakthroughs in human resources and people management practices. 

The Corporate HR Champion Award, which is given to the overall winner of the year, is conferred to an organisation which has previously received the Corporate HR Award on at least three occasions. The organisation must demonstrate continuous effective, creative and proactive human resources and people management practices to be considered a role model and ‘champion’ for others to emulate.

Apart from the Corporate HR Champion Award, SPH also clinched a Corporate HR Award, three awards in the Leading HR Practices Category for Learning and Human Capital Development, HR Communications and Branding, and E-HR Management (Special Mention), as well as two awards in the Special Category for Corporate Social Responsibility and Fair Employment Practices. 

SPH won seven awards in the following categories – 

Corporate HR Champion

Corporate HR Award

Leading HR Practices Category

- Learning & Human Capital Development
- HR Communications and Branding
- E-HR Management (Special Mention)

Special Category

- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Fair Employment Practices

SPH has been recognised for its HR and Corporate Social Responsibility efforts at the Singapore HR Awards since it first took part in the awards in 2007. It has already clinched the top Corporate HR Award three times, in 2008, 2011 and 2012. Winners of the Corporate HR Award must display overall effectiveness in their HR and people management practices. 

Ms Mable Chan, Executive Vice President of Human Resources, SPH, said: " It is heartening to see that our efforts in HR and talent management have been rewarded. Human capital is our best asset and we will continuously strive to improve on our HR policies and practices to help motivate and develop our staff to meet their career development goals and our company's business challenges."

Mr Alan Chan, Chief Executive Officer, SPH, said: "It is an honour to receive the coveted Corporate HR Champion Award this year. We are proud that our HR practices and corporate social responsibility efforts are once again recognised by SHRI. We will continue with our efforts to develop and build an effective team of human capital in our organisation. "

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For more information, please contact:

Ms Chin Soo Fang 
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Tel: 6319 1216

Mr Francis Mah
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Tel: 6319 1028


About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

Newspapers, Magazines and Book Publishing 

In Singapore, SPH publishes 18 newspaper titles in four languages. On an average day, 2.92 million individuals or 74 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology. SPH's subsidiaries, Straits Times Press and Focus Publishing, produce quality books and periodicals in English and Chinese.

Internet and Mobile

Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 330 million page views with 18 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; Stomp,, and The Straits Times RazorTV. SPH also launched The Straits Times’ iPad and enhanced iPhone applications, an Android smartphone application and The Business Times Weekend's iPad application. SPH's Chinese flagship newspaper Lianhe Zaobao has also launched its digital platforms which include a web application, as well as online and PDF versions.


SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3 in Chinese and 91.3FM in English.

Events and Out-of-Home Advertising

SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s leading Digital Out-of-Home advertising company.


SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. Its latest retail development, The Clementi Mall, started business operations in 2011. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.

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