June 26, 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka – Quebee Den (Pvt) Limited’s Founder and CEO, Rohanthi Wijewickrama has won “The Best Entrepreneur Award” for Small scale Industries 2014/ 2015 which was held on the 26th June 2015 at the 5th Professional & Career Women Awards hosted by the Women in Management (WIM) organization.
The WIM recognizes the untiring efforts of Sri Lanka’s women in leadership and their innovative entrepreneurial achievements contributing significantly to society and the country’s development. The award was presented by Hon.Minister Chandrani Bnadara Minister for Women Affairs, H.E. Grete Lochan Ambassador of Norway and Ms. Rachna Korhonen Embassy of United States of America.
The young entrepreneur impressed the judges with her “bellybees” infant food range that has taken the country by storm bringing healthy and nutritional food for your growing child. She recently expanded her range into many blends that are currently available in the market.
“What motivated me was the need and the desire from a consumer’s perspective, of what I felt that was not being addressed, when you have to care for someone other than yourself, which is a child you automatically want to create a safe and healthy environment for them. So that’s what QBD’s ethos is all about which is developing a safe and healthy environment and how it affects the human health and the wellbeing of a very venerable child” said Rohanthi, Founder and CEO of Quebee Den (Pvt) Ltd.
Finally Wijewickrama said, “Winning the Best Entrepreneur Award is an honour but, doesn’t mean my job is done, I feel like I am only beginning. When I created the QBD business model it always came back to one point which is, sustain life. People need to come first before profit and only then you will succeed. I look at my kids and that’s where I find my drive and my inspiration”
Quebee Den Private Limited is a consumer goods company that emphasizes on safe and healthy convenient products for a household. The company consists of three brands; “Bellybees”- food and beverage products, “Craftbees” - creative and convenient products and “Littlebees” – Fashion and comfort products. www.quebeeden.com