The European Business Awards and lead sponsor RSM have today announced the opening of the 9th European Business Awards; Europe’s largest business competition, showcasing Europe’s best.

The competition was set up to recognise and reward excellence, best practice and innovation across the European business community. Last year it attracted interest from over 24,000 organisations from 33 countries, generated over 150,000 votes for businesses by the public, and final entrants have had a combined revenue of over €1 trillion and profits of over €50 billion.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of The European Business Awards, said: "To solve many of the challenges we face in Europe we need more successful businesses. We are glad the Awards are helping many of Europe's best business become more successful; helping them to win new business, create new relationships and generate greater visibility.”

He continued: "We wouldn't be able to do this without the support of our sponsors and we are pleased to announce RSM as our lead sponsor again this year, supported by UKTI, ELITE (the Pan European programme set up by London Stock Exchange Group), and PR Newswire.”

Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM, the seventh largest global network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, said: “It has been a pleasure to be so closely involved with the European Business Awards over the past eight years. We have built lasting business relationships with many of the companies and individuals involved and have seen first-hand the benefits the Awards can bring to the businesses that enter. I am delighted we are continuing our sponsorship and look forward to another year of celebrating global business excellence."

The competition is free to enter, and includes three phases of judging, two phases of public voting and involves over 130 high calibre judges to decide the final winners of the 11 categories.

To enter this year’s European Business Awards or for more information about the competition please go to or call 0207 234 3535.