Frequently Asked Questions


How do I register for the European Business Awards?

You can register online or contact the team here. The competition is FREE to enter and open to organisations of all sizes and from any industry sector.

Which category should I enter?

You can enter three awards per year.

Think carefully about your business. Is there a specific area of business you feel your company has excelled in over the last 12 months? Is there a person or project which stands out from your other parts of the business? Or has the whole business delivered excellent growth?

Once you have done that, see the full list of awards and how to apply

What is a Ruban D’Honneur?

The Ruban D’Honneur is awarded to up to ten successful entrants in each category. Judges deliberate to select which individuals and business are awarded this title. The Ruban D'Honneur recipients are selected from the National Champions and represent the next level of achievement for the great businesses involved in our awards.

To see last year's Ruban D'Honneur winners, click here.

Can I enter if I am a not-for-profit organisation?

While judges look to the profit and loss sheets as a barometer of corporate success, there is no reason why a not-for-profit organisation should not enter the European Business Awards. Remember, the key things our judges look to reward are innovation, excellence and strong ethics. These three pillars of good business are equally applicable in the not-for-profit sector.

Who were the previous winners?

The first phase of the awards is at a national level and you will compete to become a National Champion in your country. Those National Champions go on to compete at a European level in the category they go forward in. There are 10 finalists and one overall winner in each category. View a full list of National Champions, RubanD'Honneur recipients and Winners from past years here

How are the Awards financed?

Every year, the European Business Awards gets bigger and better. Our continued success and growth is largely facilitated thanks to our sponsors and partners such as RSM InternationalUKTI & ELITE Click on their names to find out more about them and the work they are doing to promote good business practice in Europe.

Who are the judges?

Some of the greatest business leaders and industry experts are invited to join our panel of judges. We are delighted to unveil a portfolio of renowned decision makers from major multi-national companies to key figures in business journalism and governments. To see the list of this year’s judges, click here

When is the entry deadline?

Key dates for entries and ceremonies can be found here

What is your policy on Commercial Confidence?

All information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence and will only be viewed by The European Business Awards and its sponsors, the judging panel and the Chair of Judges. We have strict confidential and non-disclosure agreements internally and with our sponsors to ensure all information is treated in complete confidence and not shared outside of the European Business Awards. Information for marketing collateral and brochures for the Awards will be requested separately and therefore agreed by you.

Can my company sponsor an Award?

Yes - please contact Emma Cozens on +44 (0) 207 234 3544 to find out more.

When and where is the 2016/17 Gala Awards Ceremony?

The Awards will take place at the end of May 2017 in a European city, more details will be available in the next 6 weeks

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