European Business Awards Celebrates Winners of 2012/13 Awards Programme

  European Business Awards Celebrates Winners of 2012/13 Awards Programme

          Ten Winning Businesses Announced at Prestigious Gala Event

Business Wire

ISTANBUL -- June 6, 2013

Last night, at an exclusive awards ceremony held in Istanbul, the European
Business Awards ( announced the winners in each
of the ten categories in its 2012/13 awards programme.

The ceremony marks the culmination of a yearlong decision-making process which
began with over 15,000 businesses and ended with just 100 Ruban d’Honneur
finalists attending the event in the hope of becoming one of the ten category


Category                          Winner                    Country
The UKTI Award for Innovation     Hidria                    Slovenia
The International Growth           Leo Pharma A/S             Denmark
Strategy of the Year Award
The Millicom Award for
Environmental & Corporate          Coillte                    Ireland
The Award for Customer Focus       Turk Ekonomi Bankasi       Turkey
The Employer of the Year Award     Hygeia Hospital            Greece
The RSM Entrepreneur of the Year   Julie Deane, The
Award                              Cambridge Satchel          United Kingdom
The Import/Export Award            GAEA Products SA           Greece
The Infosys Business of the Year   Contronics Engineering     The Netherlands
Award [t/o €0-25m]                 BV
The Infosys Business of the Year   Criteo                     France
Award [t/o €26-150m]
The Infosys Business of the Year   Grupo Portucel Soporcel    Portugal
Award [t/o €150m+]

Over 150 esteemed judges, made up of European business leaders, academics and
entrepreneurs have been involved in the robust, four-stage awards process
which included written submissions, video entries judging and face-to- face
presentations. Entrants have been judged on a vast array of business markers
including innovation, ethics and international mind-set.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards says, “Judging of this
year’s awards has been particularly tough, with so many companies showing real
success and tenacity in the face of the on-going economic difficulties in
Europe. The introduction of the video entries stage has helped our judges to
see behind the paper application form and understand more of the personality
of the business. This is something we will use again in our 2013/14 awards.”

Tripp adds, “The main aim of these awards is to help create a stronger
European business community and we are proud to see this beginning to take
shape with entrants past and present taking advantage of the networking
opportunities offered to them and forging beneficial business relationships.”

For more information, or to register your interest in the 2013/14 awards,
please visit:


Names and photographs of the winners will be available on the European
Business Awards website  from
10:00 BST on Friday 7 June.

About the European Business Awards 2012/13:

The European Business Awards recognises and rewards excellence, best practice
and innovation in companies across the European Union.

An innovative, strong and thriving business community makes a successful and
prosperous Europe.

The awards are sponsored byRSM, a worldwide network of independent accounting
and consulting firms - Other sponsors includeMillicom
International Cellular -; UKTI (UK Trade & Investment) - and Infosys Ltd-


For media enquiries relating to European Business Awards contact:
Jo Henderson, PR Manager, European Business Awards
Tel: +44-(0)-7870-634-567
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