LONDON, March 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
34 firms have been named 'National Public Champion' for their country in the European Business Awards sponsored by RSM after the 'public vote' stage of the competition generated a new record of over 160,000 votes from across the world.
People globally watched videos of all the competitors at http://www.businessawardseurope.com and voted between 9 January and 1 March this year. With 34 European countries represented in the competition, the winning companies won after receiving the most votes in their country.
Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: "These companies have showcased their success to a worldwide audience, engaged the support of many, and won the public vote! It is a fantastic achievement, well done all our National Public Champions."
The European Business Awards was set up to celebrate and promote business success and support the development of a stronger business community throughout Europe. Lead sponsor RSM, a provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market businesses globally, has supported the European Business Awards since its inception.
Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM, the sixth largest network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, with a presence in 42 European countries said: "The National Public Champions should be very proud. The 'public vote' stage is one of great significance as it gives entrants the opportunity to inspire and captivate people with their success stories. The casting of over 160,000 votes is further proof that enthusiasm for European business is widespread, not least because of the examples being set by the National Public Champions. On behalf of RSM, I wish each of them the best of luck in the final round."
The 34 companies will now go head-to-head in a second public vote that opens 6 March and runs until 27 April. The company with the most votes will be announced as the 'European Public Champion' at the Awards Gala Final on 4 May in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
For more information on the Awards, winners by country and the public vote please visit http://www.businessawardseurope.com and follow us on twitter at @rsmEBA and Facebook @businessawardseurope
The National Public Champions for 2017 are: Country National Public Champion 1. Austria RINGANA 2. Belgium The Insiders 3. Bulgaria Unimasters Logistics AD 4. Croatia St. Catherine Hospital 5. Cyprus PRIMETEL 6. Czech Republic AAA AUTO International a.s. 7. Denmark ABACUS MEDICINE A/S 8. Estonia Proekspert AS 9. Finland GreenEnergy Finland Oy 10. Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Veze Sharri DOO 11. France Groupe Acticall 12. Germany Hinterher.com munich bike trailers 13. Greece Diamantis Masoutis S.A. 14. Hungary Julius-Globe Ltd. 15. Iceland Thula - Nordic Source Solutions 16. Italy Lexmark International Srl 17. Latvia Forevers Ltd 18. Lithuania Aviva Lietuva 19. Luxembourg Wallenborn Transports S.A. 20. Malta AirX Group 21. Norway Beerenberg Corp. AS 22. Poland Orange Polska 23. Portugal Via Directa - Companhia de Seguros 24. Republic of Ireland Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven 25. Romania Qubiz 26. Serbia UNIQA insurance Serbia 27. Slovakia GEVORKYAN s.r.o. 28. Slovenia M SORA d.d. 29. Spain Actiu 30. Sweden Framtiden 31. Switzerland Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd 32. The Netherlands Amoria Bond 33. Turkey Sunar Mısır 34. United Kingdom Utility Warehouse
About the European Business Awards:
The European Business Awards' primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. For all citizens of Europe, prosperity, social and healthcare systems are reliant on businesses creating an even stronger, more innovative, successful, international and ethical business community - one that forms the beating heart of an increasingly globalised economy.
The European Business Awards programme serves the European business community in three ways:
• It celebrates and endorses individuals' and organisations' success
• It provides and promotes examples of excellence for the business community to aspire to
• It engages with the European business community to create debate on key issues
The European Business Awards is now in its 10th year. This year it engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries. Last year's public vote generated over 227,000 votes from across Europe. Sponsors and partners include RSM, ELITE and PR Newswire. http://www.businessawardseurope.com.
RSM is the sixth largest network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, encompassing over 120 countries, 793 offices and more than 41,200 people internationally. The network's total fee income is US$4.8 billion.
RSM is the lead sponsor and corporate champion of the European Business Awards promoting commercial excellence and recognition of entrepreneurial brilliance.
RSM is a member of the Forum of Firms, with the shared objective to promote consistent and high quality standards of financial and auditing practices worldwide.
RSM is the brand used by a network of independent accounting and advisory firms each of which practices in its own right. RSM International Limited does not itself provide any accounting and advisory services. Member firms are driven by a common vision of providing high quality professional services, both in their domestic markets and in serving the international professional service needs of their client base. http://www.rsm.global
ELITE is a full-service programme designed to share best practice and increase growth opportunities for fast growing companies, with a focus on understanding the capital markets. ELITE is an innovative programme based on exclusive training and a tutorship model, supported by access to the business and financial community. Its aim is to prepare companies for their next stage of growth and investment.
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