Europe's best businesses compete live at grand final of European Business Awards


On 22 and 23 May, 289 finalists from 34 European countries will come together in Warsaw, Poland to compete live in the grand final of the European Business Awards; Europe’s largest and most prestigious business competition, sponsored by RSM.

The successful category finalists are representing their country after being chosen as ‘National Winners’ by independent judges from a list of almost 3000 businesses published last year. The European Business Awards created the list of ‘Ones to Watch’ after a review of over 110,000 European companies. 
At the final in Poland, for the first time in the Awards’ 11-year history, finalists will be judged live as each will have a stand to display their notable success, and 55 judges will come from across Europe to decide the winners of the Awards’ 12 categories. 

The category winners, the winner of the public vote, and a Lifetime Achievement Award will then be announced at a gala ceremony on the evening of 23 May.
Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: “This year’s Awards’ final will be an incredible exhibition of the best in Europe. It will also present a powerful opportunity for businesses to meet peers, do business and celebrate phenomenal success. I wish all our finalists the best of luck.”

Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International, the sixth largest global audit, tax and consulting network and lead sponsor of the awards, said: “The European Business Awards are a showcase of business excellence across Europe and beyond. It is evident that there is a thriving European business community who are hungry for further growth and success despite the continuing uncertain times ahead. I wish them all the best of luck in the final.” 
Alongside the public judging, the two-day event will include a range of clinics, seminars and workshops, run and moderated by subject experts. Additionally leading academics, politicians, ambassadors, and over 500 business leaders from the most successful organisations in Europe will be attending the event, many of whom acted as judges for the Awards. 
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 is based on a deep understanding of clients’ businesses.

The European Business Awards’ primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. Sponsors and partners include RSM, ELITE, Germany Trade & Invest, PR Newswire, Bureau Van Dijk and SDL Managed Translation.  

The Awards Categories for 2017-2018:

1.    The RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award 
2.    The ELITE Award for Growth Strategy of the Year
3.    The Award for Innovation
4.    The Germany Trade & Invest Award for International Expansion
5.    The Social Responsibility and Environmental Awareness Award
6.    The New Business of The Year Award
7.    The Workplace and People Development Award
8.    The Customer and Market Engagement Award 
9.    The Digital Technology Award
10.    The Business of the Year Award with Turnover € 0 - 25M
11.    The Business of the Year Award with Turnover €26M - 150M
12.    The Business of the Year Award with Turnover €150M +