RSM PALEA LAURI GERLA wishes luck to the 8 companies representing Italy in Grand Final of European Business Awards 2015/16

Eight firms will be representing Italy in Europe’s biggest and toughest business competition, the European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM, at its Gala Final on 17th June in Milan, Italy.

The businesses hoping to named winner at the event reached the final following a 16-month journey, which began when the competition engaged with over 32,000 businesses at its entry stage in spring last year, from which it named 678 National Champions in September 2015.

The finalists from Italy going to Milan are either one of the ten shortlisted companies for each of the competition’s 11 categories or the ‘National Public Champion’, the company whose video achieved the highest number of votes in the public vote. The public vote this year generated over 227,000 votes from across the globe.




Categoria :The UKTI Award for Innovation + National Public Champion

TEC.INN.-INNOVATIONS specializes in the testing, development and installation of special materials, and innovative technologies, that protect and strengthen vulnerable buildings’ structures and infrastructure. This includes schools, universities and civil and industrial buildings. The company is also playing a leading role in promoting and diffusing this technical knowledge through the industry.

Markas Srl



Category :The Employer of the Year Award


Markas is a family-owned market leader in the cleaning and catering sector. The company offers high quality services to institutions in Italy including hospitals, private clinics and universities. With over 7,000 employees, Markas focuses on creating a great working environment and was recently named one of the Best Places to Work in Italy.

Landi Renzo SpA



Category: The Chairman's Selection Category


Since 1954 Landi Renzo Group has been a worldwide leader in eco-fuel components for the automotive sector and an influential player in the field of ecological mobility. Listed at the Milan Stock Exchange, the Group exports around 80% of its turnover and recently invested 30 million euro in a brand new Research & Development Centre.

Bisol Srl



Category: The Chairman's Selection Category


Bisol is a name intrinsically associated with the history of Prosecco. It is linked to the famous Valdobbiadene territory by roots that stretch back to 1542. Today the Bisol family personally cultivates more than 20 vineyards in Italy and its famous Prosecco is appreciated in 67 countries worldwide with exports representing more than 78% of sales.

Global System International SpA



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


GSI SpA is a global supplier of components moulded in composite material and turnkey systems to customers across a wide range of industries. It provides a successful, efficient, competitive and customer-oriented service, which has enabled growth at a constant rate, the latest acquisitions in China and Austria highlighting its international dimension.

Magaldi Industrie Srl



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


Founded in 1929, Magaldi Industrie is the world’s leading manufacturer of steel belt conveyors for the transportation of materials in severe conditions, used in foundries, steel mills and solid-fuel power plants amongst others. Headquartered in Italy it has operations in USA, Australia, India and Germany and has more than 1000 installations worldwide.

Collistar SpA



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


Collistar beauty products combine innovation and quality and are the result of advanced dermo-cosmetic research. Exceptional growth and financial results have resulted from it being the market leader in Italy for last 12 years, the leading brand in the Global Beauty market, and distribution of its products to over 40 countries worldwide.

INglass SpA -HRSflow



Category: The Import/Export Award


INglass was set up to design and build moulds for plastic materials. Through continual diversification, acquisition and a new plant in the US, the company has maintained a strong market position. Today INglass is present in more than 50 countries with sales and service branches that support its customers 24/7.


The Event at the Milan Marriott Hotel will have two parts; a 100% Growth Conference during the day where businesses leaders will get together to debate and identify ways to double the size of their businesses, and a Gala Dinner in the evening when the final winners will be announced.

Alongside the successful finalists in attendance there will also be VIPs including leading academics, politicians, ambassadors, and business leaders from the most successful organisations in Europe, many of whom acted as judges for the Awards.

Kristian Bresciani, Partner in RSM Palea Lauri Gerla, stated: "RSM Palea Lauri Gerla wishes all the finalists to capitalize on all the efforts made during the participation in this important competition. Moreover, we are grateful we were given the opportunity to welcome such a high number of successful businesses in our country! "

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: “The Gala Event Final is the result of enormous effort and achievement. It also presents a powerful opportunity for businesses to meet peers, discover new solutions, do business and celebrate phenomenal success. I wish all our finalists the best of luck.”

In the 2015/16 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.

The European Business Awards’ primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. Additional sponsors and partners of the Awards include UK Trade and Investment, ELITE and PR Newswire.

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