The RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award


Entrepreneurs are visionaries who are instrumental in the success of a business. Their tireless approach to enterprise expansion places them at the crux of the business. Understanding objectives, formulating ideas and making decisions are part and parcel of the role. This award recognises those special traits that make successful entrepreneurs so inspiring.

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Winner 2017

Actiu Spain

Actiu is a family owned company specializing in designing and producing furniture for working spaces. Present in more than 70 countries, Actiu have worked on more than 6000 tailor-made projects.

The Employer of the Year Award


Businesses can reap rewards by offering employees outstanding training programmes, progression monitoring and continuous career prospects. Employers recognised in this award category have the ability to inspire and motivate their staff by enabling career expansion, operating equal opportunity schemes and understanding the importance of a work-life balance.

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Winner 2017

Chas Visual Management AB Sweden

Chas is an IT consulting firm working with Sweden's most advanced web systems and projects. Chas offers a variety of solutions within IT, with a focus on programming, management, interactive design and education.

The Award for Innovation


Innovative individuals and organisations drive the economy. Recognising the evolving nature of business, true innovators originate forward-thinking concepts to instigate improvement. This award acknowledges the importance of innovation as a strategy to influence ongoing business development.

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Winner 2017

Tangle Teezer United Kingdom

Tangle Teezer designs and manufactures hairbrushes in Great Britain.  Of the twenty hairbrushes they sell every minute, seventeen of them are exported to more than 60 countries around the world.

The Award for Customer Focus


An important aspect of business development, customer focus ensures that services provided are useful and relevant to current and potential customers. As a core practice it drives growth through a deep understanding of customer values. This award celebrates organisations that have enhanced their prospects and profitability by putting the customer at the heart of its business.

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Winner 2017

Leroy Merlin España SLU Spain

Leroy Merlin leads the Spanish Retail Home Improvement market with 65 physical stores and a leading internet presence. Its business model allows Spanish citizens to carry out their household projects and dreams. More than 65 million visits to the stores and 85 million visits to its web prove its #1 rank.

The Award for Environmental & Corporate Sustainability


As an evolving business approach, the Award for Environmental & Corporate Responsibility considers business operations in a social, cultural, economic and environmental context. Valuing consumer, employee and eco-friendly issues amongst their core values, these corporations operate transparently and actively nurture employee development. Winning models look beyond the legislative requirements and endeavour to improve a company's green credentials through innovation and moral modernisation. This award celebrates businesses that have conscientiously implemented and evolved these practices.

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Winner 2017

VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG Germany

The German mountain and bike sports outfitter VAUDE is pursuing a comprehensive sustainability strategy. In doing so, the family-owned company sets ecological and social standards worldwide. VAUDE stands for environmentally-friendly products made from fair manufacturing. At the company headquarters near the southern German town of Tettnang, the company employs approximately 500 people. 

The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of €0-25m


These awards will go to the outstanding companies that best demonstrate exceptional financial returns, strong growth and innovation strategies, and market leadership in its sector. Judges will look for evidence of inventiveness, ethical credentials, good stakeholder relationships and long term planning balanced by the flexibility to deliver consistent results in dynamic market conditions.

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Winner 2017

Inclusion Housing United Kingdom

Inclusion Housing is a Community Interest Company working across England in partnership with an array of funders, carers, and developers to provide specialised supported accommodation without subsidy. Inclusion Housing manages approximately 900 homes across England.

The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of €150m or higher


These awards will go to the outstanding companies that best demonstrate exceptional financial returns, strong growth and innovation strategies, and market leadership in its sector. Judges will look for evidence of inventiveness, ethical credentials, good stakeholder relationships and long term planning balanced by the flexibility to deliver consistent results in dynamic market conditions.

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Winner 2017

AB Vassilopoulos Greece

AB Vassilopoulos is a supermarket chain founded by the three Vassilopoulos brothers in 1939. Starting out as just a small grocery store, AB Vassilopoulos has now grown to over 350 stores across Greece.

The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of €26-150m


These awards will go to the outstanding companies that best demonstrate exceptional financial returns, strong growth and innovation strategies, and market leadership in its sector. Judges will look for evidence of inventiveness, ethical credentials, good stakeholder relationships and long term planning balanced by the flexibility to deliver consistent results in dynamic market conditions.

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Winner 2017

True Potential LLP United Kingdom

True Potential is one of the fastest growing and most innovative financial services organisations in the UK. We provide close to 20% of the UK financial adviser market with the technology and investment solutions to help revolutionise wealth management for clients.

The ELITE Award for Growth Strategy of the Year


International growth has enormous benefits for local and global economies. This Award will go to the organisation that best demonstrates an international organic growth strategy that has achieved outstanding levels of sales, profit and market share improvement.

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Winner 2017

MARINE INSTRUMENTS S.A. Spain

Marine Instruments are world leaders in the development and manufacturing of technologically advanced electronic systems, with special emphasis on high quality tracking and remote monitoring products for harsh marine environments and sustainable fishing.

The Import/Export Award


This award recognises organisations that can demonstrate a continuously positive trend in the export/import or re-export of goods, demonstrate the expansion of coverage in existing or new markets and, through the introduction of creative and innovative operational processes, show robustness in managing and developing international trade and maintaining and improving market position in the face of competition.

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Winner 2017

Alion Vegetables & Fruit Co Ltd Cyprus

ALION Vegetables & Fruits Co. Ltd was established in 1990 as a packing and exporting company of fresh vegetables, fresh herbs and fruits. Since its inception the company has achieved the introduction of new products never before produced and exported from Cyprus, increasing its volumes of exports towards existing and new markets.

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