Sharjah Retail signs collaborative agreement with Ruwad to support SME sector

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Mr. Hamad Ali Abdullah Al Mahmoud & Mr. Abdullah Issa Al Huraimel at agreement signing ceremony

The Sharjah Retail Group of the Sharjah Cooperative Society and the Sharjah Foundation to Support Pioneering Entrepreneurs (Ruwad) of the Sharjah Economic Development Department have signed an agreement to work together to better serve entrepreneurs, business owners, and SMEs in the Emirate.

Mr. Hamad Ali Abdullah Al Mahmoud, Director of Ruwad, and ,Mr. Abdullah Issa Al Huraimel, General Manager of the Sharjah Retail Group, signed the agreement in the presence of executives from both sides.

Mr. Al Mahmoud emphasized the importance of inter-agency collaboration in bolstering the economic and sustainable development of Sharjah and the UAE as a whole, and in enabling Emiratis to launch and grow businesses that diversify local service offerings and bolster national competitiveness.

The Sharjah Retail Group offers a diverse package of incentives, services, and facilities to local SMEs and projects, as well as their commercial centers and retail destinations in the Emirate, Al Huraimel said.

As per the agreement, Ruwad will inform its members and customers about the services provided by the Sharjah Retail Group. These services include the development, operation, leasing, and marketing of retail projects and shopping centers in the Emirate of Sharjah, as well as various advisory services for these projects and centers.

Recently, Sharjah Economic Development Department (SEDD) and RUWAD organized a workshop under the title “Entrepreneurship, Industrial project, Transforming Ideas into Industrial Projects” at the University of Sharjah (UoS) for the students of the College of Engineering.

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