STOCKHOLM, March 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
The best businesses from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland were honoured at an exclusive event last night at Café Opera in Stockholm, for The European Business Awards sponsored by RSM.
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At the event, business leaders came together to celebrate and network with their peers after being successfully named as 'Ones to Watch' in a list of business excellence published in December, all hoping to be named National Winners.
At the ceremony 31 businesses were chosen as the 'National Winners' by a panel of independent judges, including senior businesses and academic leaders, to be Europe's largest business competition.
Country Company Category Sweden Charlie Hansson, Chas Visual Management AB The RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award Sweden Insplorion AB The Award for Innovation Sweden Polarbröd AB The Social Responsibility and Environmental Awareness Award Sweden Lernberger Stafsing AB The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of EUR0-25m Sweden G5 Entertainment AB The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of EUR26-150m Sweden Klarna Bank AB The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of EUR150m or higher Sweden Hexatronic Group The Customer and Market Engagement Award Sweden 3 (Hi3G Access AB) The Digital Technology Award Sweden Petcare AB The Germany Trade & Invest Award for International Expansion Sweden Elicit AB The Workplace and People Development Award Sweden Yodiwo AB The New Business of The Year Award Finland Sievo Oy The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of EUR0-25m Finland Sofigate The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of EUR26-150m Finland Framery The ELITE Award for Growth Strategy of the Year Finland iLOQ Oy The Social Responsibility and Environmental Awareness Award Finland Liana Technologies The Customer and Market Engagement Award Finland Midaxo The Award for Innovation Denmark Clio Online The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of EUR0-25m Denmark ABACUS MEDICINE A/S The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of EUR150m or higher Denmark Designit The Award for Innovation Denmark BC Hospitality Group A/S The Social Responsibility and Environmental Awareness Award Denmark Loyalty Factory ApS The Digital Technology Award Denmark Dinex Group The ELITE Award for Growth Strategy of the Year Norway Aker BioMarine The Award for Innovation Norway Øksnes Entreprenoer AS The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of EUR0-25m Norway Bonum The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of EUR26-150m Norway Tomra Systems ASA The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of EUR150m or higher Norway 24SevenOffice The Customer and Market Engagement Award Norway Vitari AS The Workplace and People Development Award Norway Q-FREE ASA The Social Responsibility and Environmental Awareness Award Norway Drytech AS The ELITE Award for Growth Strategy of the Year
RSM firms provide audit, tax and consulting services to clients across the globe. Within Europe, RSM firms have experts in 43 countries who work as an integrated team, sharing skills, insight and resources, as well as a client-centric approach that's based on a deep understanding of clients' businesses.
Robert Hasslund, Partner RSM Sweden said "We are very proud over our Swedish winners. The European Business Award event shows in a great way what successful companies we have in our country with business leaders who believe in and dare to invested in their ideas, which create job opportunities and drive Swedish business community forward. It is great to see them being recognized for their excellence and success and we wish these dynamic companies great luck in the international final."
"We see a great value in lifting and rewarding Norwegian companies that distinguish themselves in different areas. Many outstanding Norwegian businesses are often overshadowed by others, and EBA is therefore a great opportunity for them to receive the attention they deserve. Additionally, the EBA event is also a good place to meet other outstanding businesses and to share experiences", said Hans Ragnar Berg, Managing Partner, RSM Norge AS
The National Winners will face further judging in their chosen category, and the final category winners will be announced at the European Business Awards Gala Final in Warsaw, Poland 23 May 2018.
Separately companies in the competition are also competing in a public vote to be named 'European Public Champion' at the Gala Final. The public vote is open and reaches people from across the globe. Last year the public vote generated almost 250,000 votes. To view the videos and vote for your favourite company please go to: http://www.businessawardseurope.com
The European Business Awards is now in its 11th year and its primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. Last year it engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries. Sponsors and partners include RSM, ELITE, Germany Trade & Invest and PR Newswire.
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.
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 11th year. Last year it engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries. Sponsors and partners include RSM, ELITE, Germany Trade & Invest, PR Newswire, Bureau Van Dijk, SDL Managed Translation. http://www.businessawardseurope.com.
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RSM is the sixth largest network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, encompassing over 120 countries, 800 offices and more than 43,000 people internationally. The network's total fee income is US$5.1 billion.
As an integrated team, we share skills, insight and resources, as well as a client-centric approach that's based on a deep understanding of our clients' businesses. This is how we empower them to move forward with confidence and realise their full potential.
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.
For further information on the programme, companies and the full list of partners, please go to:
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About Germany Trade & Invest:
Germany Trade & Invest is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. The company helps create and secure extra employment opportunities, strengthening Germany as a business location. With more than 50 offices in Germany and abroad and its network of partners throughout the world, Germany Trade & Invest supports German companies setting up in foreign markets, promotes Germany as a business location and assists foreign companies setting up in Germany.
Other partners and sponsors:
Bureau Van Dijk:
Bureau Van Dijk is a Moody's Analytics company which captures and treats private company information for better decision-making and increased efficiency. With information on over 275 million companies in all countries worldwide it is the resource for private company data. Certainty is a highly-prized commodity in business and BVD provides its customers with the best quality data available. Register for a free trial at http://www.bvdinfo.com
SDL Managed Translation:
SDL is the global innovator in language translation technology, services and content management. For the past 25 years, SDL has created transformative business results through nuanced digital experiences with customers around the world. For more information about language services and technology, or with help going global quickly and efficiently, visit http://www.sdl.com/managed-translation
The four Founder Patrons are AirX, Megazyme, Alpha Trains Group and Remedica; all members of the European Business Awards community. These successful businesses are gleaming examples of the Awards' core values: Success, Innovation and Ethics. Through patronage, they help to foster and create more successful companies and business communities in Europe. For more information about the founder patrons please visit https://www.businessawardseurope.com/patrons