34 firms have been named ‘National Public Champion’ for their country in the European Business Awards sponsored by RSM after the ‘public vote’ stage of the competition generated a new record of over 160,000 votes from across the world.

People globally watched videos of all the competitors at www.businessawardseurope.com and voted between 9 January and 1 March this year.  With 34 European countries represented in the competition, the winning companies won after receiving the most votes in their country.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said:

“These companies have showcased their success to a worldwide audience, engaged the support of many, and won the public vote! It is a fantastic achievement, well done all our National Public Champions.”   

The European Business Awards was set up to celebrate and promote business success and support the development of a stronger 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.

Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM, the sixth largest network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, with a presence in 42 European countries said:

“The National Public Champions should be very proud. The ‘public vote’ stage is one of great significance as it gives entrants the opportunity to inspire and captivate people with their success stories. The casting of over 160,000 votes is further proof that enthusiasm for European business is widespread, not least because of the examples being set by the National Public Champions. On behalf of RSM, I wish each of them the best of luck in the final round.” 

The 34 companies will now go head-to-head in a second public vote that opens 6 March and runs until 27 April. The company with the most votes will be announced as the ‘European Public Champion’ at the Awards Gala Final on 4 May in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

For more information on the Awards, winners by country and the public vote please visit www.businessawardseurope.com

The National Public Champions for 2017 are: 

Austria    RINGANA

Belgium    The Insiders

Bulgaria    Unimasters Logistics AD

Croatia    St. Catherine Hospital

Cyprus    PRIMETEL

Czech Republic    AAA AUTO International a.s.


Estonia    Proekspert AS

Finland    GreenEnergy Finland Oy

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia    Veze Sharri DOO

France    Groupe Acticall

Germany    Hinterher.com munich bike trailers

Greece    Diamantis Masoutis S.A.

Hungary    Julius-Globe Ltd.

Iceland    Thula - Nordic Source Solutions

Italy    Lexmark International Srl

Latvia    Forevers Ltd

Lithuania    Aviva Lietuva

Luxembourg    Wallenborn Transports S.A.

Malta    AirX Group

Norway    Beerenberg Corp. AS

Poland    Orange Polska

Portugal    Via Directa - Companhia de Seguros

Republic of Ireland    Arboretum Home and Garden Heaven

Romania    Qubiz

Serbia    UNIQA insurance Serbia

Slovakia    GEVORKYAN s.r.o.

Slovenia    M SORA d.d.

Spain    Actiu

Sweden    Framtiden

Switzerland    Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd

The Netherlands    Amoria Bond

Turkey    Sunar Mısır

United Kingdom    Utility Warehouse