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Staff Motivation Scheme 2016-17
Best Service Award
The Best Service Award is organised to assess the level of customer satisfaction with our services. The Award for this year was presented to the Public Search Section in recognition of its efforts in providing service on “Online search on the internet - Supply of image records of documents for download”, which obtained the highest satisfaction score in the Customer Service Survey 2016. The Registrar of Companies, Ms Ada Chung, presented the award to the winning team at the Christmas Party on 14 December 2016.
Best Counter Staff Award
The Best Counter Staff Award is organised to encourage courtesy and efficiency in the delivery of service and compliment our counter staff for their excellent performance. Onsite customers visiting the Public Search Section, Document Management Section, New Companies Section and Charges & Liquidation Section were invited to vote during the award contest held in November 2016. The Registrar of Companies, Ms Ada Chung, presented the awards to the winners at the Christmas Party on 14 December 2016. The winners for the respective sections are as follows:
The Ombudsman's Awards 2016 for Officers of Public Organisations
The Office of The Ombudsman introduced the Ombudsman's Awards for Officers of Public Organisations in 1999 to honour individual public officers for their efforts in contributing to a fair, open, accountable and efficient public administration.
Ms Lai Yin-bing, Tammy, Clerical Assistant (Document Management), has been selected to receive the Ombudsman's Award 2016 for Officers of Public Organisations in recognition of her exemplary performance in providing quality customer services. The Award Presentation Ceremony was held on 27 October 2016.
Ms Connie Lau, JP, The Ombudsman (left) and Ms Katrina Suen, Companies Registration Officer I (Document Management) (right) at the Ceremony (Ms Suen received the award on behalf of Ms Lai who could not attend the Award Presentation Ceremony)
The awardee, Ms Lai Yin-bing, Tammy, Clerical Assistant (Document Management)
Life Buddies - Job Tasting at Companies Registry
The Life Buddies Scheme is organised by the Commission on Poverty to boost mentoring culture in community and enhance the upward social mobility of teenagers, thereby alleviating the cross-generation poverty. Under the Scheme, “Job Tasting” is provided for teenagers to gain first-hand experience in a real-life work setting on their holidays.
The Companies Registry supports the Scheme actively, offering a five-day job tasting opportunity for two Form 5 students from the Jockey Club EduYoung College from 8 - 12 August 2016. During the period, the students learned about the operation work flows and experienced various tasks under the guidance of colleagues of Document Management Section.
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The Visit of Secretary for the Civil Service to Companies Registry
Mr Clement CHEUNG, the Secretary for the Civil Service (SCS), paid a visit to the Registry on 6 October 2016. SCS, accompanied by Mr Thomas CHOW, Permanent Secretary for the Civil Service, and Mrs Vivian TAM, Principal Assistant Secretary (Staff Relations), first met with Ms Ada CHUNG, Registrar of Companies, and other directorate officers. He then visited the Public Search Division and Companies Formation and Enforcement Division, two major operational Divisions of the Registry which are responsible for the provision of Company Search Service and the incorporation of local companies. Colleagues of the Registry also demonstrated to the Secretary the various functions of the Cyber Search Centre for the search of company information.
After visiting the Divisions, SCS met staff representatives of various grades at a tea gathering to exchange views on issues of concern. He praised colleagues for their dedication and effort, and encouraged them to continue providing an efficient, cost-effective and quality service.
Mr Clement CHEUNG, the Secretary for the Civil Service (front row centre), Mr Thomas CHOW, Permanent Secretary (front row left two), Mrs Vivian TAM, Principal Assistant Secretary (Staff Relations) (front row left one) and Ms Ada CHUNG, Registrar of Companies (front row right two), Miss Peggy LAU, Registry Manager (front row right one) and other Members of Management Board (back row)
Mr Clement CHEUNG, the Secretary for the Civil Service, (right) talking with frontline staff at the Information Counter of Document Management Section about the daily work of the staff
Mr Clement CHEUNG, the Secretary for the Civil Service, (front row centre), Mr Thomas CHOW, Permanent Secretary(front row right two), Mrs Vivian TAM, Principal Assistant Secretary (Staff Relations) (front row right one) and Ms Ada CHUNG, Registrar of Companies (front row left two), Miss Peggy LAU, Registry Manager, (front row left one) and staff representatives (back row)
2016 SME Best Partner Award
The "2016 SME Best Partner Award" was organised by the Hong Kong General Chamber of Small and Medium Business Limited to highlight support of major industries and enterprises to the development of Hong Kong’s SMEs.
The Companies Registry is glad to receive the Award for the eighth year in recognition of our services and support given to SMEs. An Award Presentation ceremony was held on 28 June 2016.
Miss Peggy Lau, Registry Manager (second on the right), received the Award at the Presentation Ceremony.
The Caring Organisation / Company Scheme is a programme organised by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS) to build a caring community spirit through cultivating corporate citizenship and strategic partnership among business, public and non-profit making organisations.
This year, the HKCSS has continued to award the 5 Years Plus Caring Organisation Logo to the Companies Registry (CR) in recognition of our achievements in corporate social responsibility and our commitment as a corporate citizen. The CR has been awarded the recognition as a Caring Organisation for eight consecutive years since 2008-09. The great efforts made by colleagues in fulfilling our social responsibilities are very much appreciated.
Our Departmental Secretary and three caring ambassadors attended the Caring Company Partnership Expo 2016 organised by the HKCSS on 10 May 2016.
Mr CHAN Chun-yan, Departmental Secretary (second on the left), and our caring ambassadors (from left) Miss Ida LAU, Ms May CHAN and Ms Leona SO (first on the right) at the Caring Company Partnership Expo 2016.
The ERB Manpower Developer Award Scheme is a programme organised by the Employees Retraining Board (ERB) to promote and cultivate a corporate culture advocating the importance of manpower training and development among organisations, thereby enhancing the quality of human resources in Hong Kong.
The Companies Registry has been accredited as a Manpower Developer in recognition of our outstanding achievements in manpower training and development. The Award Presentation Ceremony was held on 19 May 2016.
Certificate of Manpower Developer,
ERB Manpower Developer Award Scheme
The Companies Ordinance Turns Two
Since its first implementation in March 2014, the new Companies Ordinance has entered its third year of operation. The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries, supported by the Law Society and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, organised a seminar entitled “The Companies Ordinance Turns Two” on 2 March 2016 to bring together industry experts to highlight and discuss issues that were of interest to chartered secretaries, accountants and lawyers. The Companies Registry sponsored the seminar and the Registrar of Companies, Ms Ada Chung, gave presentation as the keynote speaker at the seminar.
The Companies Registry sponsored the seminar entitled “The Companies Ordinance Turns Two” held on 2 March 2016.
The Registrar of Companies, Ms Ada Chung, (front row centre) and the Registry’s Consultant (Company Law), Mrs Karen Ho, (front row first left) pictured with the organiser and other speakers at the seminar.
The Secretary for the Civil Service’s Commendation Award Scheme launched by the Civil Service Bureau gives due recognition to civil servants who are exceptionally meritorious and have been providing consistently outstanding performance.
Ms TSOI Wai-lin, Clerical Assistant of the Companies Registry, was one of the 84 awardees of the Secretary for the Civil Service’s Commendation Awards 2015. The Award Presentation Ceremony was held on 5 November 2015.
The Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung (third left), the Secretary for the Civil Service,
Mr Clement Cheung (second left) and the Registrar of Companies, Ms Ada Chung (first right)
pictured with the awardee Ms TSOI Wai-lin (third right) and her family members at the Award Presentation Ceremony.
The Civil Service Outstanding Service Award Scheme 2015 was organised by the Civil Service Bureau to promote a customer-focused culture in the civil service and to inspire departments and teams for continuous improvement in the delivery of public services.
The Companies Registry has been awarded the Gold Prize of the Departmental Service Enhancement Award (Small Department Category). This award recognises the Registry's efforts in rewriting and implementing the new Companies Ordinance, as well as continuously enhancing our services. The Award Presentation Ceremony was held on 4 September 2015.
Ms Ada Chung, Registrar of Companies (second from right), accompanied by Mrs Karen Ho, Deputy Principal Solicitor (right), received the Award at the Prize Presentation Ceremony.
Ms Ada Chung, Registrar of Companies, and the Registry's officers at the Prize Presentation Ceremony.
Ms Ada Chung, Registrar of Companies (centre), and members of the Management Board of the Registry at the Prize Presentation Ceremony.
2014 – 15 "Hong Kong Citizen, Hong Kong Heart" Ambassador Volunteer Programme Award was organised by the Steering Committee on Promotion of Volunteer Service of Social Welfare Department to encourage creativity and innovation in organising diverse, distinctive and interesting volunteer visits, during which self-made gifts by the volunteer team are distributed to spread the message of love and caring.
The Companies Registry is glad to receive the Second Runner-up in recognition of our Volunteer Team's continuous efforts in organising volunteer activities. Representatives of our Volunteer Team were invited to attend and receive the award at the “2015 Volunteering in Community Organisations Sharing Session cum Community Caring Shops Recognition Scheme Award Presentation Ceremony” on 11 July 2015.
Representatives of our Volunteer Team (from left) Ms Susanna CHOW, Ms May CHAN, Ms Leona SO and Miss Sally KWOK received the Award at the Presentation Ceremony.
Centennial College Accounting Internship Programme at the Companies Registry
Companies Registry has collaborated with the Centennial College in arranging a 12-week accounting internship to Year 3 students of the Bachelor of Professional Accounting Programme of the College.
The Accounting Internship Programme aims to expose students to a working environment in accounting related fields, allow students to apply their knowledge and skills, provide students with valuable and solid accounting experience and equip them with the professional skills needed for successful careers in accounting.
with Dr. Herbert Huey of the Centennial College on 28 January 2015
The Job Shadowing programme is an activity organised to expose young people to real business environment, to equip them for today's and tomorrow's job markets and to encourage them to take an early start in planning for their future.
In 2015, the Companies Registry continued to join hand with the Junior Achievement Hong Kong in hosting a one-day Job Shadowing programme for 12 Fifth Form students from Christian & Missionary Alliance Sun Kei Secondary School.
The Job Shadowing programme at the Companies Registry was held on 30 January 2015. The programme started with an opening remark by Mr Louie Ng, Business Manager. After a brief introduction to the work of the Companies Registry and a tour of different operational sections, the students were assigned to "work" in different sections under the guidance of six workplace mentors. The students showed great interest in the operation of the Registry and displayed enthusiasm in learning and performing their duties.
Business Manager, Mr Louie Ng (second right), spoke to the students
The Job Shadowing programme ended with a debriefing session and certificate presentation ceremony at which Mr Ng encouraged the participants to consolidate their experience gained in the programme and start planning for their future.
The students expressed that they had gained valuable on-the-job experience and a better understanding of the work of the Companies Registry through the one-day programme.
Photo of all participants
Lectures on Corporate Law and Corporate Governance - Collaboration with the Asian Institute of International Financial Law, the University of Hong Kong
The Companies Registry has signed a Sponsorship Agreement with the Asian Institute of International Financial Law (AIIFL) in organising a series of lectures on Corporate Law and Corporate Governance. The Lecture Series aims to facilitate better understanding of the development of company law and promote good corporate governance in Hong Kong.
The signing ceremony was held at the University of Hong Kong on 22 January 2015.
The Ceremony was witnessed by members of the AIIFL Board.
The Companies Registry hosted visits from other jurisdictions from time to time.
On 26 April 2013, Mr Kenneth Yap, Chief Executive, and Ms Julia Tay, Assistant Chief Executive of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) of Singapore, visited the Registry to exchange information on the latest development of corporate regulatory work in Singapore and Hong Kong.
from Mr Kenneth Yap (centre), Chief Executive, and
Ms Julia Tay, Assistant Chief Executive (third left) of ACRA of Singapore.
Visit By The Registrar of Companies of Mauritius
On 29 December 2011, Mrs. Prabha Chinien, Registrar of Companies of Mauritius, visited the Registry to exchange information on the latest development of both registries.
Ms Ada Chung (centre), Registrar of Companies, hosted a visit from
Mrs. Prabha Chinien (third from the right), Registrar of Companies of Mauritius.
Delegation from Guernsey
On 7 November 2011, Ms Carla McNulty Bauer, Minister for Commerce and Employment, States of Guernsey and Mr. Alan Bougourd, Registrar of Companies of Guernsey, visited the Registry to exchange information on the latest development of both registries.
Ms Ada Chung (first row second left), Registrar of Companies, hosted a visit
from Ms Carla McNulty Bauer (first row second right),
States of Guernsey Minister for Commerce and Employment, and
Mr Alan Bougourd (second row centre), Guernsey Registrar of Companies.
The Companies Registry has signed Cooperation Agreements with a number of Mainland authorities to enhance communication and cooperation relating to registration of companies and enterprises and promote closer liaison.
Market Supervision Administration of Shenzhen Municipality
On 6 December 2010, the Registrar of Companies attended the '2010 Hong Kong / Shenzhen Cooperation Meeting' and signed the Cooperation Agreement with Mr. Xu Youjun, Director-General of the Market Supervision Administration of Shenzhen Municipality.
Ms. Ada Chung, Registrar of Companies signed the Cooperation Agreement with
Mr. Xu Youjun, Director-General of
the Market Supervision Administration of Shenzhen Municipality.
Beijing Administration for Industry and Commerce
On 20 and 21 October 2011, the Registrar of Companies led a delegation to Beijing to attend the '15th Beijing Hong Kong Economic Cooperation Symposium' and signed the Cooperation Agreement with Mr. Cui Jianli, Director-General of the Beijing Administration for Industry and Commerce.
Ms. Ada Chung, Registrar of Companies signed the Cooperation Agreement with
Mr. Cui Jianli, Director-General of
the Beijing Administration for Industry and Commerce.
Ningbo Administration for Industry and Commerce
On 25 October 2011, the Registrar of Companies attended the 'Ningbo-Hong Kong Trademark and Brand Cooperation Forum' and signed the Cooperation Agreement with Mr. Gu Wenjun, Director-General of the Ningbo Administration for Industry and Commerce.
Ms. Ada Chung, Registrar of Companies signed the Cooperation Agreement with
Mr. Gu Wenjun, Director-General of
the Ningbo Administration for Industry and Commerce.
The Hong Kong ICT Awards, supported by Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, Hong Kong Productivity Council, Hong Kong Trade Development Council and organised by ten local professional associations, aim at building a large scale and internationally recognised branding of ICT awards of Hong Kong.
The Best Public Service Application Award organised by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers aims to encourage the development and implementation of ICT solutions in Government departments and non-Governmental organisations to better meet citizens' demands in respect of public service delivery.
Our 'e-Registry – E-Incorporation and One-stop Service for Company Incorporation and Business Registration' has been awarded the Best Public Service Application (Transformation) Gold Award in the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2012.
The Judging Panel complemented that the e-Registry well transforms traditional paper-based processes into convenient, fast, secure and user-friendly electronic self-services, which greatly enhances Hong Kong's competitiveness as a leading international business and financial centre.
An Award Presentation Ceremony was held on 3 April 2012.
officers at the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2012 Presentation Ceremony.
The Companies Registry launched the electronic incorporation service and a one-stop electronic incorporation and business registration service on 18 March 2011. The launching ceremony held in that afternoon was officiated by:
Companies Registry Electronic Incorporation Service Launch Reception
Roving Exhibitions on the Registry's electronic incorporation service were held from March to May 2011 at the following venues:
MTR Admiralty Station, Hong Kong