RSM and UKTI host events with the European Business Awards to honour the 2014/15 National Champions

13 November, 2014. Over the next three months,exclusive business events are being held across Europe, sponsored by RSM International, the seventh largest global network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, and UK Trade & Investment, in celebration of the businesses named as ‘National Champions’ in the European Business Awards 2014/15.

These events will see business leaders from across Europe come together to celebrate their success in the competition so far and provide an opportunity to network with each other. They will also hear from special guest speakers; giving their insight into the business climate across Europe and providing advice on maximising growth and opportunities.

Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International, commented: “It is important to celebrate business success and RSM is proud to host a number of these special events. The vast range of businesses across different sectors and industries that have been named as National Champions – from entrepreneurial start-ups to large multi-country corporations – is a true indication that businesses of all shapes and sizes can exhibit growth and success in today’s Europe.”

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards, said: “When businesses still face economic challenges it is more important than ever before to promote and celebrate those who are achieving impressive results. Thanks to RSM and UKTI we are able to do that, as well as host more events this year than last year.”

A panel of independent judges, including senior business and academic leaders, selected 709 National Champions from 33 countries across Europe. The European Business Awards engaged with over 24,000 companies during the 2014-15 programme, a 40% increase from last year and a record-breaking number for the competition, now in its eighth year. 

As part of the celebrations events will be taking place in the following countries:


The Netherlands (to celebrate companies from the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg)08.12.14
Denmark (to celebrate for business from Denmark, Sweden and Norway)10.12.14



Details of the National Champions for each country can be found at

The next round of the competition requires the National Champions to make a presentation video, telling their unique story and explaining their business success. The judges will award the best of this group the coveted ‘Ruban d’Honneur’ status. Ruban d’Honneur recipients will then go on be part of the grand finale in June 2015.

Separately, the National Champion videos will be made public on the European Business Awards website as part of a two stage public vote, which will decide the ‘National Public Champions’ for each country. Videos go live and open for public voting on 6th January 2015.

The European Business Awards was set up to recognise and reward excellence, best practice and innovation in companies of all sizes and sectors across the European business community. For further information about the European Business Awards and RSM please go to or