On 3-4 December, RSM member firms from across Europe will come together, in Warsaw, for the annual European Business Awards (EBA) finals. The event, sponsored by RSM, will see 363 businesses from 33 European countries compete in the final of Europe’s largest business competition.

Now in their 12th year, the European Business Awards champion the development of a strong and successful business community throughout Europe. Finalists will represent their country having been chosen as ‘National Winners’ in their category, after an initial review of over 120,000 European companies. Across two days, they will be evaluated live on their success stories by judges from across Europe, who will then decide the winners of the 18 different categories – to be announced at a gala ceremony on the evening of 4 December.

RSM and the EBA have collaborated closely throughout 2019, delivering several thought leadership reports on cyber security, digital transformation, GDPR and Brexit. 

Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International said: “The European Business Awards are a real demonstration of business excellence across Europe and beyond. Within the middle-market, it is evident, not least from looking at our own client base, that there is a thriving European business community which is hungry for further growth and success, despite continuing uncertainty. They all deserve to be here, and I wish them the very best of luck in the final.” 

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards added: 

“In continuing challenging times, this year’s finalists are a powerful and positive exhibition of the best in Europe, shining a light on dynamic businesses who are adapting, innovating, investing, and achieving phenomenal success in continually challenging times.”

Alongside the public judging, the event will include a range of clinics, seminars and workshops, run and moderated by subject experts. 

Partner, Terry McAdam of RSM Ireland and Principal Consultant, Kyne Brooker of RSM UK will be presenting on the topics of cybersecurity and GDPR, sharing insight into how middle-market businesses can deepen their understanding of the issues affecting clients. Also in attendance will be a number of academics, politicians, ambassadors, and over 600 business leaders from some of Europe’s most successful organisations.

Within Europe alone, the RSM network comprises experts in more than 40 different countries who, in addition to having unrivalled local-market knowledge, collaborate closely as a cross-border integrated team.