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What business can learn from World Cup success

26 July 2018
Whilst football tactics, good management and fitness do play their part on the pitch, a successful football team is more than just the sum of its parts. A successful team has many of the characteristics that make for success in business too.

110 firms named as finalists in Europe's largest business awards

7 February 2017
110 businesses from 31 European countries have been named as finalists, and Ruban d’Honneur recipients, in the 2016/17 European Business Awards sponsored by RSM. 

Survey: European businesses put single market access to the UK as their primary priority in negotiations

20 December 2016
The UK’s vote to leave the EU poses a threat to the European business community, according to new research conducted for RSM by the European Business Awards. The research asked almost 700 of Europe’s successful business leaders their views on Brexit. 41% think that the UK is now a less attractive investment destination and 54% believe Brexit poses a threat, compared to 39% who see it as an opportunity.

Big data and the middle market

13 December 2016
This article explores the use of Big Data by middle market businesses, whose adoption of these new technologies lags behind that of other sectors of the international business community. 

China’s blossoming middle class presents fruitful opportunities for the middle market

2 November 2016
China is home to a thriving community of mega businesses, but it also offers opportunities to foreign middle market companies that are looking to expand their footprint or launch in new markets. As a network we pride ourselves on having the local knowledge our clients need to succeed and a growing number of these clients see their future in China.

RSM World Day 2016

1 November 2016
RSM World Day is a very special event in RSM’s busy calendar. This year, staff around the world celebrated our fifth RSM World Day – and yet again – our member firms pulled out all the stops to make it a huge success. This magzine shows the highlights.

Recognising business excellence for 10 years

12 September 2016
Having a stable and prosperous Europe relies on businesses to create a stronger, more innovative and ethical business community, that sits at the very core of a globalised economy. During the last ten years, The European Business Awards, supported by business leaders, academics and political representatives from the length and breadth of Europe, have celebrated business excellence across the continent, and I’m proud that RSM has been there to support this initiative since its inception.

National Champions named across Europe in the EBAs

5 September 2016
636 businesses from 34 countries have been named National Champions in The European Business Awards sponsored by RSM; Europe’s largest business competition set up to recognise and celebrate business excellence. 

RSM congratulates Europe's best businesses

22 June 2016
RSM would like to congratulate all of the finalists and the overall category winners of the EBA. The calibre of the businesses present this year was outstanding and a true demonstration of entrepreneurialism, innovation and leadership. All those involved are a credit to their country and we wish them every success for the future.

12 best businesses in Europe's biggest business competition named

20 June 2016
Europe’s 12 best businesses are celebrating after being named winners in the 2015/16 European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM, at an exclusive awards ceremony in Milan last night attended by prominent businesses leaders, European ambassadors and government ministers.

132 businesses to compete at Grand Final of European Business Awards

1 June 2016
132 businesses from 32 European countries are hoping to be named a winner in Europe’s biggest and toughest business competition, the European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM, at its Gala Event Final on 17 June in Milan, Italy.

RSM publishes second edition of The Global Real Economy - Four global risks facing the middle market

23 May 2016
This edition of The Global Real Economy includes five articles from chief economist Joe Brusuelas;  Brendan Quirk, RSM’s regional leader for Latin America and Dr. Suresh Surana, founder of RSM India, on the following topics: 

110 businesses reach the final of European Business Awards

9 February 2016
110 businesses have been announced as the finalists and Ruban d’Honneur recipients in the 2015/16 European Business Awards sponsored by RSM. The finalists were chosen from 678 National Champions by an esteemed panel of judges made up of European business and political leaders, academics and entrepreneurs. 

UK's best businesses honoured at prestigious awards

13 January 2016
The UK’s best businesses have been honoured at an exclusive event, held at the London Stock Exchange, for the European Business Awards sponsored by RSM.

Global economic review 2015/16: a new mediocre?

4 January 2016
In October 2015, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its semi-annual World Economic Outlook. The IMF forecasts global economic output to grow by 3.6 percent in 2016, an improvement over world GDP growth rates in 2014 (3.4 percent) and 2015 (3.1 percent). 

International Business Resilience Survey

25 November 2015
This report is part of the RSM Business Resilience Survey. European entrepreneurs and experts from the RSM network in Europe, were asked to evaluate companies’ strategy choices, the mentality of business leaders, the business culture of their country and key macroeconomic data. 410 auditors and other members of the RSM network and 291 entrepreneurs from several cou

The Global Real Economy - analysis and insights

19 October 2015
The Global Real Economy is a new bi-annual e-publication, which includes economic and other business insights to reflect the RSM network’s global reach and its ability to provide world-class audit, tax and consulting services to leaders of entrepreneurial, growth-focused companies around the world.

RSM European Business Resilience Survey

5 October 2015
This report is part of the RSM European Business Resilience Survey. The aim of the survey is to take a look behind the scenes of economic development and activity.

Economic headwinds facing emerging markets

15 September 2015
By most measures, emerging markets have outperformed developed economies since the Great Recession. Between 2010-14, emerging/developing economies posted averaged annual real GDP growth of 5.8 percent versus 1.8 percent in the advanced industrialised countries.

National Champions announced

4 September 2015
The excitement is beginning to build for the European Business Awards 2015/16, following the announcement of the National Champions on 1 September.

Frontier markets: Sub-Saharan Africa and the threat of success

19 August 2015
Following a blogs on the BRIC and MINT economies, this next series of blogs will explore 'frontier markets'.

The Transpacific Partnership

1 July 2015
In June 2015 the U.S. Congress granted fast track authority to President Barack Obama, clearing the way for final negotiations of the Transpacific Partnership (TPP). The completion of the 12-member TPP would create a mega-regional zone representing 40 percent of global GDP and 26 percent of world trade.

London salutes Europe's elite

29 May 2015
The leaders of Europe’s finest businesses gathered in London this week for the gala ceremony of the European Business Awards 2014/15, sponsored by RSM International.

Europe’s biggest business competition brings benefits for all

22 May 2015
A guest blog by Anand Selvarajan, RSM European Regional Leader

Europe’s business leaders deliver their verdict on “Brexit”

13 April 2015
As Europe’s largest business competition, the European Business Awards ensures it has its finger on the pulse of the issues impacting business across Europe.

Funding, finance and efficiency – three critical factors for entrepreneurial success in Europe

20 March 2015
A guest blog by Robert Coles, European Regional Leader, RSM International

National Public Champions of the EBA show global reach of the programme

3 March 2015
RSM and the European Business Awards are delighted to announce the 33 National Public Champions for 2014/15 Awards programme.

National Public Champions chosen in 33 European countries after 150,000 votes

3 March 2015
33 businesses have been named as their country’s ‘National Public Champion’ after the over 150,000 people voted for their favourite business in the European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM – over double the number from of votes from last year’s competition.

The European Business Awards for 2015-16 are open

25 February 2015
COMPANIES ACROSS EUROPE INVITED TO ENTER PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS 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.

A generation fighting for equality

13 February 2015
Last week I had the pleasure of being invited to speak at the First Women Summit in central London. The inaugural summit, run by Real Business magazine, was designed to leverage on the ten years of the First Women movement, to educate, mentor and inspire the 200-strong delegation.

General public have their say on European businesses that make a difference

22 January 2015
When we talk about the importance of voting, it is usually about electing a leader, a government or a parliament. However, often (and especially amongst the younger members of society), voting is more commonly associated with the trivialities of reality TV shows.

Mr. Narendra Modi and India's economic outlook

5 January 2015
According to recent research by Reuters, ‘India's economy will likely grow at its fastest pace in two years in the current fiscal year, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi implements reforms to attract investment’. Now, nearly 200 days into Mr.

Cyber Crime: A Growing Threat to Global Companies

1 October 2014
Cyber security, once limited to the expertise of Information Technology specialists, has become a business-critical issue engaging senior corporate leaders worldwide.

Record number of businesses from across Europe seek recognition in Awards

1 September 2014
The European Business Awards sponsored by RSM International engaged with over 24,000 companies from 33 countries in the entry stage of the competition this year, 40% more than last year.

Nigeria – on the cusp of greatness?

24 July 2014
When we added our member firm in Nigeria, SIAO Partners to our network in September 2013, I heard about the Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian playwright and poet, Wole Soyinka, who once said: “…there are prospects for a new Nigeria, but I don’t think we have a new Nigeria yet.” Thinking about Nigeria again for this blog I considered this quote. 

Turkey: business birth along the Bosphorus

9 July 2014
A recent article in the Financial Times alluded to the ‘careful navigation’ that international commentators need to have when discussing the Bosphorus nation due to its conflicting geographic, economic and cultural conditions, which can catch observers ou

13 Best Businesses In Europe Announced by RSM and EBA

29 May 2014
The 13 winners of the 2013/4 European Business Awards sponsored by RSM International were announced last night at an exclusive awards ceremony held in Athens and attended by businesses leaders, politicians and academics from across Europe.

Europe’s Software Development Sector Celebrates Four Wins At European Business Awards Final

28 May 2014
The software development sector has dominated this year’s, European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM International, winning four out of the 13 awards.

Airspeed Telecom Founder Wins Prestigious RSM Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

28 May 2014
Liam O’Kelly, Founder and CEO of AirSpeed Telecom, was announced winner of the RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the prestigious European Business Awards ceremony last night in Athens. RSM International, the sponsor of the Entrepreneur of the Year award category, is the seventh largest worldwide network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. 

Manufacturing Sector Celebrates Triple Win At European Business Awards

28 May 2014
The manufacturing sector is celebrating a triple win following last night’s European Business Awards final in Athens, sponsored by RSM International. Competing with over 100 businesses from across Europe, the three companies were part of a strong manufacturing shortlist of 23 businesses making it to the final.

The Mini-Bond Market in Italy

1 February 2014
The Italian economy was severely affected by the deepest recession since the Second World War. Amid a fiscal consolidation programme to reduce the country’s debt, Italy continues its quest to rekindle GDP growth.

RSM Survey of International Business Confidence

1 February 2013
This report summarises the results of a survey of international business confidence conducted at the RSM Annual Conference in London in November 2012. The survey gauged the views of over 280 senior leaders from within RSM member firms 70 countries on the following issues:

Business confidence in the UK among the lowest in Europe

10 December 2012
Just 9% of UK accountants rate business confidence as ‘good’ or ‘very good’ Europeans nearly four times more confident than UK

European Business Awards Open For Entries for 2012

31 January 2012
The European Business Awards, Europe’s toughest business competition, is now open for entries from businesses across the EU.

European Business Awards: Julien Saada and Gregory Mager of Maesa Group win the RSM International Entrepreneur of the Year Award

24 November 2011
Founders of Maesa Group, Julien Saada and Gregory Mager, won the RSM International Entrepreneur of the Year title at last night’s 2011 European Business Awards (EBA).