110 businesses from 31 European countries have been named as finalists, and Ruban d’Honneur recipients, in the 2016/17 European Business Awards sponsored by RSM. 

A panel of independent judges chose the strong and successful businesses, each displaying the core values recognised in the Awards of innovation, ethics and success, after over 33,000 businesses were engaged in this year’s competition. 

The finalists will now undertake an in depth face-to-face interview, and the overall winners of the 11 categories will be announced at a Gala Final on May 4 in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

The European Business Awards was set up to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. Lead sponsor RSM, a provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market businesses globally, has supported the European Business Awards since its inception.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: “To innovate, prosper and grow in the current climate as this year’s Ruban D’Honneur recipients have done is truly remarkable. Europe needs more companies like these. Well done to them all.”

Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM, the sixth largest network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, with a presence in 42 European countries said: “At RSM, we help middle market companies to thrive and excel through their next stage of growth. These Ruban d’Honneurs are typical of those companies that RSM firms work with, and so it is encouraging to see their growth and prosperity. We wish them well in the third and final round of judging and look forward to celebrating their success at the gala event.”

In addition to this, the ‘The Public Vote’, where the public choose ‘National Public Champions’ for each country, is still open.  To vote go to: www.businessawardeurope.com. The company with the most votes in each country wins and will be announced on 6 March. 

For more information on the Awards, the Ruban d’Honneur winners by country and the public vote please visit www.businessawardseurope.com and follow the Awards on twitter at @rsmEBA or on Facebook @businessawardseurope