The RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award


The judges will make the award to the individual/s who demonstrates vision, a persevering approach to enterprise expansion that places them at the heart of the business by identifying opportunity, understanding objectives, formulating ideas and making decisions and acting as an inspiration to others to achieve greater business success.

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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 ELITE Award for Growth Strategy of the Year


This Award will go to the organisation that best demonstrates an international organic growth strategy (i.e. excluding results solely from merger and acquisition activity) that has achieved outstanding levels of sales, profit and market share improvement by means which include international expansion, new products and services introduction, new market creation, the development or expansion of product and service ranges or forward or backward integration in their supply chain.

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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 Award for Innovation


This Award will go to the organisation that can best demonstrate a recognition of the importance of innovation and a proven ability to create, nurture and develop product, service or business model innovations that substantially improve its commercial performance, operational effectiveness or prospects by bringing benefit to the organisation, its customers and other stakeholders. The application can be based on the development of a specific product or service or on the repositioning of the organisation and is not limited solely to innovations of a technological nature. (Open to private and public-sector organisations).

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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 International Expansion


This award will go to the organisation that has successfully developed and implemented a strategy based on identifying opportunities based on proven domestic demand, competition and supply chain support to build and remotely manage partially owned partnerships or wholly owned subsidiary businesses outside its market of origin.

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The Social Responsibility and Environmental Awareness Award


The judges will look for evidence of a clearly expressed and widely communicated strategy, mainly focussing on actions which demonstrate a responsibility to prevent the social and natural environments in which they operate from anthropogenic damage. The actions should seek to calculate risk and proactively drive improvement from a commercial, environmental, and social responsibility perspective which goes beyond the legislative requirements of their sector. (Open to private and public-sector organisations)

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The New Business of The Year Award


The judges will give this award to the business established with less than 3 years trading at the time of entry that can demonstrate since its inception positive well planned leadership, an outstanding record of growth and profit performance beyond their initial projections, successful exploitation of the sector in which they operate to the satisfaction of their customers and the needs of all stakeholders and developed the foundations upon which growth and success can be sustained.

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The Workplace and People Development Award


The award will go to the organisation that in the view of the judges best demonstrates that its human resource is truly engaged with the aims of the organisation through an holistic values based strategy that seeks to sustain organisational performance improvement through investment in the recruitment, personal and skills development and motivation of every individual employee. (Open to private and public-sector organisations)

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The Customer and Market Engagement Award


The judges will make this award to the organisation that can best demonstrate that it delivers an innovative, upper quartile customer experience within its sector that engages all groups in its potential market, adds a powerful USP to its brand based upon an integrated omni-channel strategy, leading edge technology and processes, measurement led performance improvement and highly skilled employees within its own organisation and its supply chain. (Open to private and public-sector organisations)

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The Digital Technology Award


The judges will make this award to the organisation that best demonstrates that it has substantially improved its operational performance in terms of workflow effectiveness, customer experience management, increased turnover and improved margins or cost control through an innovation in their use and application of digital technologies either developed in house or sourced from an external supplier. (Open to private and public-sector organisations).

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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 €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 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.

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