Successful businesses from 32 countries in Europe are calling for support as they compete for the title of ‘European Public Winner’ in this year’s European Business Awards sponsored by RSM.

The public can vote for their favourite company by going to the Awards web site where each company has posted a video profiling their business success. The ‘European Public Winner’ will be the company that receives the most votes before 4 May, and the winner will be announced at the Gala Final in Warsaw, Poland on 23 May.

Last year almost 250,000 people voted as thriving European companies were supported globally by their clients, staff and peers, as well as the general public.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards, said: “There are so many impressive and inspiring stories this year, so please get involved and show your support for businesses large and small. To vote go to our web site and choose your favourite today.

Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International, the sixth largest global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms said: “The public voting stage of the European Business Awards provides a great opportunity for these exceptional companies to showcase the story of their success to a wider audience. The videos are a display of European business excellence and provide fascinating insight into some of Europe’s most innovative and inspiring businesses. Good luck to everyone.”

Separately, the Awards’ independent judges have chosen 289 ‘National Winners’ from a list of 2,898 ‘Ones to Watch’ published in December last year. These National Winners will also go on to the Gala Final in May, where the final category winners, as well as the European Public Winner, will be announced.

The European Business Awards was set up to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. Now in its 11th year, it is Europe’s largest business competition with over 110,000 businesses from 34 countries considered this year. Sponsors and partners include RSM, ELITE, Germany Trade & Invest, PR Newswire, Bureau Van Dijk, SDL Managed Translation 

RSM firms provide audit, tax and consulting services to clients across the globe. Within Europe, RSM firms have experts in 43 countries who work as an integrated team, sharing skills, insight and resources, as well as a client-centric approach that is based on a deep understanding of clients’ businesses.