European Business Awards 2009 celebrates European businesses
on: April 9, 2009, 2:19 am
Author: Iain Bruce
outstanding companies have been recognized as leaders in their
field at this year’s European Business Awards.
a ceremony held in Rome, the ten European
Business Awards category winners were announced including
UK print management company Webmart which scooped the Atradius
Growth Strategy of the Year Award, while Global Ethics CEO Duncan
Goose walked away with the RSM International Entrepreneur of the
Strategy of the Year Award was presented to the DVLA, while FreeFlow
has been honoured with the Infosys ICT Effectiveness Award.
leading business people and organizations made it onto the winners
list, which recognizes excellence and innovation in European enterprise.
Organisations representing companies from Ireland to Poland and
from Estonia to Italy were among the running for this year’s
a ceremony held in Rome, the ten category winners were announced
including UK print management company Webmart which scooped the
Atradius Growth Strategy of the Year Award, Global Ethics CEO
Duncan Goose who walked away with the RSM International
Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
the stringent economic climate, those companies shortlisted for
the awards averaged an impressive 56% growth in profits. The judging
panel, made up of highly regarded academics, heads of state, industrialists,
entrepreneurs and media commentators drawn from across the 27
member European States, was impressed by the ability of all entrants
to buck the downturn in the global economy and to post a combined
turnover in excess of €570 billion.
has been a highly eventful year for businesses across the globe,
not least across Europe. In the face of this environment, our
Ruban d’Honneur winners have shown a combination of entrepreneurial
flair and strong growth strategies. This approach has awarded
them with an average annual growth of 56%, compared to the contraction
experienced by a number of their competitors," said Adrian
Tripp, Chief Executive of the European Business Awards.
continued, "Congratulations to all those companies that entered
and were successful in being shortlisted. They were all highly
impressive, but the eventual winners impressed the judging panel
across a number of categories."
The European Business Awards
The European Business Awards is a self funding venture set up
and run with the support of forward thinking organisations including:
Atradius; RSM International, bigmouthmedia, Infosys and The Wall
Street Journal Europe. EBA supporters understand the importance
of promoting and endorsing business success across the European
Union for our long term prosperity.
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