Eleven firms will be representing the UK in Europe’s biggest and toughest business competition, the European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM, at its Gala Final on 17 June in Milan, Italy.
The businesses hoping to be named winner at the event reached the final following a 16-month journey, which began when the competition engaged with over 32,000 businesses at its entry stage in spring last year, from which it named 678 National Champions in September 2015.
The finalists from the UK going to Milan are either one of the ten shortlisted companies for each of the competition’s 11 categories or the ‘National Public Champion’, the company whose video achieved the highest number of votes in the public vote. The public vote this year generated over 227,000 votes from across the globe.
The following companies from the UK are taking part:
Company with category
Wyke Farms - The Award for Environmental and Corporate Sustainability
Thomson Reuters - The Award for Customer Focus
Edge Hill University - The Employer of the Year Award
Peel Ports - The Chairman’s Selection Category
BJSS - The Business of the Year Award with t/o of €150m or higher
Gamma Telecom Limited - The Business of the Year Award with t/o of €150m or higher
Norse Group - The Business of the Year Award with t/o of €150m or higher
Naylor Industries plc - The ELITE Award for Growth Strategy of the Year
Diamond Logistics - The RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award
The Gym Group - The RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Misys - National Public Champion
The event at the Milan Marriott Hotel will have two parts; a 100 per cent growth conference during the day where businesses leaders will get together to debate and identify ways to double the size of their businesses, and a Gala dinner in the evening when the final winners will be announced.
Alongside the successful finalists in attendance there will also be VIPs including leading academics, politicians, ambassadors, and business leaders from the most successful organisations in Europe, many of whom acted as judges for the Awards.
Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said:
'The Gala Event Final is the result of enormous effort and achievement. It also presents a powerful opportunity for businesses to meet peers, discover new solutions, do business and celebrate phenomenal success. I wish all our finalists the best of luck.'
In the 2015/16 competition, all EU member markets were represented plus Turkey, Norway, Switzerland, Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Their combined revenue exceeded €1.2tn employing over 2.5 million people.
The European Business Awards’ primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. Additional sponsors and partners of the Awards include UK Trade and Investment, ELITE and PR Newswire.