‘National Winners’ From the United Kingdom named at exclusive event in London


Twelve National Winners from the United Kingdom were named at an exclusive event held at the London Stock Exchange and sponsored by Investec last night for The European Business Awards, Europe’s largest business competition, 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 the Awards’ 12 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, all hoping to be named National Winners.

The National Winners named for the United Kingdom are:

National Winners for the UK
National Winner Category
Ramsden International The RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Charles Taylor plc The ELITE Award for Growth Strategy of the Year
NMC Health The Germany Trade & Invest Award for International Expansion
Childbase Partnership The Workplace and People Development Award
Epos Now The Award for Innovation
Neuven Solutions Limited The Customer and Market Engagement Award
Nurture Landscapes Ltd The Social Responsibility and Environmental Awareness Award
Prepaid Financial Services The Digital Technology Award
Oceanair The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of €0-25m
Bluetree Group The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of €26-150m
Softcat Plc The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of €150m or higher
The Happiness Index The New Business of the Year Award

Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International, the sixth largest global audit, tax and consulting network, commented: “RSM member firms work with growing, dynamic and successful businesses across Europe and beyond. The exceptional UK business leaders that we celebrated last night have demonstrated strength and commercial excellence in their field, backed by passion, entrepreneurialism and innovation. We wish them continued success and the best of luck to the UK National Winners in the final stage.”

James Arnold, Head of Global Markets at Investec said: “Investec is an entrepreneurial bank and we love working closely with likeminded businesses. Every company is different, but many of the best share that culture of entrepreneurialism and have a willingness to back talent. That’s what sets these businesses apart, and we are proud to sponsor this event – we look forward to helping these companies continue to flourish and achieve great things in the years ahead.”

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 in 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 opens on 31st January, and engages with 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 and PR Newswire.