Over the next three months, exclusive business events will take place across Europe, where each country’s best businesses will be celebrated, in this year’s European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM.

At the events, business leaders will come together to celebrate and network with peers after being successfully named as a ‘Ones to Watch’ company in their country. During each event, the 12 ‘National Winners’ will be announced for each country, one winner for each of the 12 categories in the competition.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards, the continent’s largest cross-sector business competition, said: “These events not only celebrate the success of our dynamic ‘Ones to Watch’ in the competition but also the key role they play in Europe’s strong business community. We congratulate them all on their success.”

Lead sponsor RSM, is the sixth largest global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, and has supported the European Business Awards since its inception.

Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM said: “The ‘Ones to Watch’ are stand-out leaders, demonstrating businesses acumen, tenacity and commercial excellence. These companies will lead the way forward bringing growth and prosperity across the continent and beyond. Congratulations to each of these successful companies and best wishes for the next phase as they head to the finals.”

The ‘Ones to Watch’ from 34 countries can be found at www.businessawardseurope.com. To be chosen, the companies must have demonstrated exceptional achievement in one of the Awards’ categories and reflect the programme’s core values of innovation, success and ethics.

Each of the National Winners will take part in the Gala Final in Warsaw in May 2018, where the final 12 overall European Winners will be announced.

The Awards Categories for 2017-2018:

  1. The RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  2. The ELITE Award for Growth Strategy of the Year
  3. The Award for Innovation
  4. Germany Trade & Invest Award for International Expansion
  5. The Social Responsibility and Environmental Awareness Award
  6. The New Business of The Year Award
  7. The Workplace and People Development Award
  8. The Customer and Market Engagement Award
  9. The Digital Technology Award
  10. The Business of the Year Award with Turnover € 0 - 25M
  11. The Business of the Year Award with Turnover €26M - 150M
  12. The Business of the Year Award with Turnover €150M +

The European Business Awards is now in its 11th year and its primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. Last year it engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries. Sponsors and partners include RSM, ELITE and PR Newswire.