Three companies from the UK are celebrating after winning at the Grand Final of the European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM, held on 4 May in Dubrovnik.
Awarded three of the 12 top prizes in the competition, the successful UK winners are:
Inclusion Housing won The Business of the Year Award (T/O €0-25m). Inclusion Housing is a leading health and social care landlord for vulnerable adults; providing flexible, innovative housing solutions and life opportunities in partnership with an array of funders, carers and developers. It currently manages approximately 900 homes across England.
True Potential LLP won the Business of the Year Award (T/O €26-€150m) Award. True Potential is one of the fastest growing financial services organisations in the UK. Currently working with almost 20% of the UK market, their client-facing investment technology is revolutionising wealth management.
Tangle Teezer won the Award for Innovation. Tangle Teezer designs and manufactures detangling hairbrushes. Of the twenty hairbrushes they sell every minute, seventeen of them are exported to more than 60 countries around the world.
The three winners achieved their success after a year-long journey in Europe’s biggest and most prestigious business competition, which this year engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries and generated almost 250,000 votes from across the globe in its public vote.
Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International, the sixth largest global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, and long-term sponsors of the awards, said:
'At RSM, we believe it is important to champion business excellence as successful and thriving companies are an integral force in driving growth and stimulating economies. The Ruban D’Honneur recipients and overall category winners have demonstrated extraordinary entrepreneurialism, innovation, leadership and business acumen. All those involved are a credit to their country and we wish them every success for the future.'
Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said:
'These winners are Europe's best. They demonstrate innovation, ethics and financial success and are brilliant examples of the growth potential for European business in a competitive global marketplace. Together they are creating a better future for us all.'
RSM, with a presence in 42 European countries, has been a sponsor of the European Business Awards since its inception ten years ago. The competition’s primary purpose is to celebrate and promote business excellence, and support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. Additional sponsors and partners of the Awards include ELITE and PR Newswire. Further support on the night of the Awards came from SDL and Sysdoc.