Name of Recipient:
Mr. Kevin Foong
Founded in 2007, Quest Venture Technologies is now the leading provider in providing Managed IT Solution and technology consulting with business.
The company has two major business units; firstly, they provide maintenance of office setup and also serves as a service provider. Quest Venture Technologies provide state of the art technology and also monitors the IT structure of their clients on a 24/7 basis. This will enable companies to have lesser downtime. Furthermore, the company also takes care of office setup, including services as diverse as establishing IT infrastructure and email solutions.
A dedication to help the burgeoning SME market is Singapore serves a big motivation for Mr Foong to become an entrepreneur. The services provided by Quest Venture Technologies will allow greater productivity from the SMEs. This is because Mr Foong uses an integrated system that allow clients to do “minimise problem” with regards to technology.
With technology almost being a necessity in our daily lives, Mr Foong sees this as a golden opportunity to realise a dream, whereby he is able to utilise his expertise in IT to establish his own company. More importantly, Mr Foong has a passion for his job, as he feels fulfilled to be able to offer different companies solutions to their technological problems.
According to Mr Foong, the major problem he faced during his early days is that most are offering a “break and fix” model, and this model basically “ruled” the industry. It was therefore quite a difficult task in trying to convince companies that this model may not be the right way to go.
With sheer determination, Mr Foong undertook the task in educating companies about a better alternative to the “break and fix” model. He also ensured that his company worked harder in order to provide “tech reports” on a monthly basis and set in place many preventive measures to ensure their clients’ operations remain smooth sailing. More importantly, they seek prevention rather than cure, as Mr Foong and his team seek to notify clients before any technological mishap happens. It is important to mention that Quest Venture Technologies is the only company in Singapore offering their unique services. Ultimately, it is due to these measures that Quest Venture Technologies now include reputable and prestigious companies such as, Puma, Gameloft, ZMC Technologies, and WorldPay as some of their clients.
When asked about his plans for the future, Mr Foong wants to explore internet hosting and hopes to provide his services overseas and to branch companies of various MNCs. On top of these plans, he is still committed in continuing the company’s great service of providing companies with technological support 24/7. This is to ensure that his clients can resume work as quickly as possible after a technological malfunction.
Due to their good service, it is almost inevitable that Mr Foong is showered with a string of awards. These remain some of his proudest business achievements to date. The awards include the Spirit of Enterprise, Midas Touch Enterprise Gold Award, and the Singapore Outstanding Enterprise award for 2013.
When asked about the meaning of entrepreneurship, Mr Foong shares with us his own interpretation. “An entrepreneur needs to have the ability to identify the right trends, three to six months ahead, which will allow for any individual to gain an upper hand in the world of business.” He then further adds, “An entrepreneur should also be able to identify and cultivate the right employees. “Attitude is most important. As long as they possess the right attitude, they will make good managers, which means they would be the play an important supporting role in your company.”
A proud patriot of Singapore, Mr Foong sees the founding fathers of Singapore as his role models. He mentioned that the founding fathers of this nation made Singapore into the success that it is right now, and that the founding fathers have conquered many obstacles to create Modern Singapore. Mr Foong said that the discipline and dedication exhibited by this nation’s founding fathers are traits that have inspired him to work harder as a person.
“If you don’t believe in yourself, nobody will”, this is the motto that Mr Foong resolutely believes in. He says that the spirit of determination is of utmost importance for anyone even considering entrepreneurship as the next step. This undying determination, coupled with a sense of passion, form vital qualities of all successful entrepreneurs. It is also with these two essential qualities that also allowed Mr Foong and his Quest Venture Technologies to become the success that it is today.
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