RSM & The European Business Awards

RSM & The European Business Awards

The European Business Awards, sponsored by global audit, tax and consulting network, RSM, exist to recognize and reward excellence, best practice and innovation in companies across Europe. It is the showcase of Europe’s skills, achievements and innovation in the field of business. It provides the benchmark, inspiration and example for all others and it is a hallmark of excellence. The European Business Awards recognise business excellence from all industry sectors, embracing businesses of all sizes and ages and from all European countries.

RSM International is the lead sponsor and supporter of the European Business Awards ever since they were established. RSM supports the Awards through the 34 member offices that operate within the European countries that participate in the Awards. RSM Greece locally sponsors and supports the European Business Awards, for the past 10 consecutive years.

RSM in Greece nominates a selection of the most admired Greek companies to participate in the European Business Awards. These companies get the full support and guidance of RSM in Greece during all the phases of the completion. RSM in Greece does this selflessly, having as a goal to promote Greek entrepreneurship and improve the image of Greece within the European Businesses. All nominated companies are selected based on specific criteria in relation to the category they are most suitable in participating. By participating in the European Business Awards and by going through the several stages of the completion, companies get the chance to be recognized, to teach, to inspire and to give a positive initiative towards more Greek and international business.

The Purpose of the European Business Awards

The competition is FREE to enter and open to organisations of all sizes and from any industry sector. The European Business Awards programme serves three purposes for the European business community:

  1. It provides examples for the business community to aspire to
  2. It celebrates and endorses individual and organisational success
  3. It provides case studies and content for learning from these exceptional organizations

Why Enter?

  •   Entering the European Business Awards sponsored by RSM tells all stakeholders, customers and employees how confident and proud you are of your achievements.
  •   Businesses get to represent their nation.
  •   Recipients of the Ruban d’Honneur join an elite group of businesses holding this respected and coveted accolade.
  •   Recognition and success in the competition brings high levels of exposure and acclaim for your organisation.
  •   Entering the Awards enables you to associate and align with Europe’s commercial elite.
  •  Success in the Awards offers extensive networking, business opportunities, interaction and learning withEurope’s most successful businesses.

High Profile

The European Business Awards sponsored by RSM is high profile. The 2014/15 competition generated widespread global media coverage, leading to over 5,000 items of coverage across digital media, business wires, print, broadcast and social media, reaching millions of business people and resulting in a PR value of over €17million. Coverage included Reuters, Bloomberg, Euronews, Yahoo Finance,, The Financial Times, Europa Press, Le Journal des

Entreprises, elEcomonista,, Wall Street Online and many other leading European titles. In the 2014/15 competition, all EU member markets were represented plus Turkey, Norway, Switzerland, Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Their combined revenue exceeded €1.2 trillion employing over 2.5 million people.

kdg.jpgEuropean Business Awards Patrons, Supporters, Judges

Official Patron of the European Business Awards is Karel De Gucht, former European Commissioner for Trade. Supporters and judges of the European Business Awards have included Yves Leterme, former Belgium Prime Minister; Wim Kok, former Dutch Prime Minister; Gilbert Ghostine, Managing Director, Diageo Continental Europe; Professor Gilbert Lenssen, President, European Academy for Business in Society; Malcolm Scott, British Consul-General to Düsseldorf; Flemming Lindeløv, CEO, Deltaq (former CEO of Carlsberg) and Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio, former Minister of the Environment, Italy.

The Awards Process

Step 1. Register and submit your completed written online entry form.

Step 2. National Champions selected by judges from the online entry form submissions. Country events held.

Step 3. Video entries submitted by National Champions uploaded to EBA website for public voting and judging.

Step 4. Ruban d’Honneur recipients selected by judges from the National Champions written entry form submission and video entry submission.

Step 5. Overall category winners are selected following Ruban d’Honneur face to face judging sessions and announced at EBA gala finale.


The Awards Caegories

  • The RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • The Business of the Year Award (turnover €0-25M)
  • The Business of the Year Award (turnover €26-150M)
  • The Business of the Year Award (turnover €150M+)
  • The UKTI Award for Innovation
  • The Elite Award for Growth Strategy of the Year
  • The Award for Environmental and Corporate Sustainability
  • The Employer of the Year Award
  • The Award for Customer Focus
  • The Import/ Export Award

The European Business Awards sponsored by RSM in Greece

                  2011-2012                     2012-2013                      2013-2014 

                  2014-2015                     2015-2016                       2016-2017   


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