Greek ‘National Winners’ in the European Business Awards sponsored by RSM honoured at the British Residence in Athens


Athens: The best businesses from Greece were honoured at an exclusive event last night hosted by RSM Greece and the British Ambassador, Kate Smith CMG, at her Residence in Athens, for The European Business Awards sponsored by RSM.

The 11 businesses were chosen by a panel of independent judges, including senior businesses and academic leaders as the best in the Awards’ categories, and they will now go on to represent their country 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 last year, all hoping to be named National Winners.

The National Winners are:




The Award for Innovation


The Digital Technology Award


The ELITE Award for Growth Strategy of the Year


The Germany Trade & Invest Award for International Expansion

Koukakis Farm S.A.

The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of €0-25m


The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of €26-150m

Attica the department store

The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of €150m or higher


The Customer and Market Engagement Award

Owiwi Private Company

The New Business of The Year Award

AB Vasilopoulos

The Social Responsibility and Environmental Awareness Award


The Workplace and People Development Award


British Ambassador, Kate Smith CMG said: ”We were delighted to host the European Business Awards Event at the British  Residence, with guest speaker Kyriakos Mitsotakis.  It was a great opportunity to celebrate some of Europe's most innovative, successful, responsible and extrovert companies - who also happen to be Greek!  - and to emphasise the strong business links between our two countries.”

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.

Mr Athos Stylianou, Managing Partner, RSM Greece said: "The fact that 11 Greek companies are National Winners this year in such an esteemed competition, demonstrates the high level of Greek entrepreneurship and for this we are very happy and proud.

“For a rather small country like ours, to have 11 National Winners across the whole of Europe is without a doubt a significant success. Greece is amongst very few countries which have more than 10 winners and we have the same number of winners as Germany, France and Sweden. Best of luck to all National Winners and Congratulations for coming this far!"

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 on 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:

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.