BERLIN: Eleven National Winners from Germany were named at an exclusive event held at the British Embassy in Berlin last night by Europe’s largest business competition, the European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM.
The celebrated companies were chosen by a panel of independent judges including senior business leaders, politicians and academics as the best in 11 award categories, and they will now go on to represent their Germany in the final stage of the competition.
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.
The National Winners named for Germany are:
|National Winners for Germany|
|Neumüller Unternehmensgruppe||The RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award|
|va-Q-tec AG||The ELITE Award for Growth Strategy of the Year|
|ORGADATA AG||The Germany Trade & Invest Award for International Expansion|
|Alexander Thamm GmbH||The Workplace and People Development Award|
|HRForecast/peopleForecast GmbH||The Award for Innovation|
|Kurt Mueller GmbH||The Customer and Market Engagement Award|
|W. Neudorff GmbH KG||The Social Responsibility and Environmental Awareness Award|
|Dr. Dietrich Müller GmbH||The Digital Technology Award|
|Biovegan GmbH||The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of €0-25m|
|FINTECH GROUP AG||The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of €26-150m|
|Endress+Hauser Conducta||The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of €150m or higher|
British Ambassador, Sir Sebastian Wood said “I am delighted to host the European Business Awards for the third time in our Embassy and to celebrate the success of the 11 organisations selected to represent Germany as National Winners. Businesses that trade internationally are more financially stable, creating jobs and giving a boost to the local and European economy. Britain has a strong tradition of economic openness and will remain open for investment and business opportunities. The British Embassy and the UK Department for International Trade look forward to supporting these companies with their UK growth plans as they continue to expand.”
Gregor Schmidt, Chief Markets Officer commented: “We work with our clients to support their growth ambitions, at home and abroad. The exceptional German business leaders that we celebrated last night have demonstrated strength and commercial excellence in their field, backed by entrepreneurialism and innovation. As a champion of middle market businesses, we are proud to partner with the European Business Awards and we wish the German National Winners continued success and the best of luck in the final stage.”
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: 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.