© 2016 Dav Idega / J. Zam
Kyrgyzstan, nestled high within the Tian-Shan mountains, is one of Central Asia’s most beautiful countries, and its unique culture, beautiful landscapes, and excellent skiing attract outdoor loving tourists from all over the world. But this country of 6 million is more than just a great place to travel. It is a quickly developing market economy that is drawing interest from international investors, and its profile is continuing to rise on the global scene.
Gaining sovereignty after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, Kyrgyzstan immediately made great strides in transitioning to a market economy—a process that is not without its difficulties, and growing pains. But through successfully implementing land reforms and making improvements to the regulatory apparatus, the scaffolding for a robust economy is in place. It became the first CIS country to be admitted to the World Trade Organization.
Kyrgyzstan has a well-established and growing agricultural sector, thanks to its mountainous pastures that are ideal for raising livestock and growing crops. Major agricultural exports include cotton and tobacco. The country is also blessed with significant mineral deposits of gold, mercury, uranium, and natural gas, which contribute heavily to industrial exports. Now, the next steps in development are being taken by enterprising and innovative individuals who are creating the future, especially in the country’s dynamic city of Bishkek.
The capital and largest city of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek was known as Pishpek prior to 1991. Located in the northern reaches of the country, the city has a unique layout, featuring wide boulevards, several unique grids, and streets lined with narrow irrigation canals which provide water to the city’s numerous trees. Its central plaza, Ala-Too Square, features impressive, large open spaces flanked with monumental architecture and a prominent statue of Manas, from the traditional epic poem of the Kyrgyz people. © 2016 Dav Idega / J. Zam
Bishkek is also home to many young, well-educated people who are passionate about entrepreneurship. With plenty of opportunities both at home and abroad, the startup and small business scene in the city is a growing segment in the economic makeup of Kyrgyzstan. But one company that has been active in the country’s burgeoning services sector is JSC Tartip, a diversified IT and technology consultancy and service provider.
JSC Tartip has, for well over a decade, provided unrivaled service and quality in the IT sector of Kyrgyzstan. It has established itself as a leader in the area of security and information management systems. Founded in 2002, the company has found consistent, stable success by approaching its work with a focus on quality, excellence, and customer satisfaction. Its products and services include document authentication, identification validation, school administration systems, and distance-learning software. The company had grown consistently over the years by leveraging its expertise and expanding into new product categories and market segments.
Tartip’s quality policy is a multi-faceted, modern, and comprehensive approach to management that holds the quality of its people, its customer service, and its position in society in the highest regard. Tartip employs the best young minds, out of the best colleges and universities, through aggressive recruiting, and then develops these employees into its company leaders of tomorrow. The company upholds its responsibility to the customer, the end-users of its IT systems, its employees, and the community at all times.
For its dedication to the principles of Total Quality Management, its successfully implemented policies of Continuous Improvement and Continuous Growth, and for its central position in the growing economy of its country, JSC Tartip has been selected to receive the BID International Quality Award, one of the world’s most prestigious recognitions of organizational excellence.
ABOUT BID AND THE INTERNATIONAL STAR AWARD FOR QUALITY:
BID is a private and independent organization founded in 1984, whose primary activity is business communication orientated towards quality, excellence and innovation in management. A leader in the broadcasting of Quality Culture, BID recognizes those companies and organizations which lead the most important activities in the business world, and is considered the founding organization in the broadcasting of the Culture of Quality, Excellence and Innovation in 179 countries. The trophy symbolizes a pledge to the principles of Quality Culture. The QC100 Total Quality Management Model, together with the Quality Mix program, media coverage of the convention and its impact on the community and business sector, create an unmatched platform for continuous improvement within the organization and awareness of the achievements of the company at an international level. Awards are given only to those who are committed to improving their Quality Culture based on the principles of the QC100 Total Quality Management Model. Candidates are proposed by the leaders of previously awarded companies who they consider worthy of the award. Especially meritorious candidates may also be nominated. The International BID Quality Award Selection Committee then chooses the winning companies who will receive the award in New York, Paris, Geneva, Frankfurt, Madrid and London.