19 Mar 2019

Why do our high profile supporters think the EBAs are important

The community that the EBAs has created is an invaluable resource to European businesses

“During the years of our partnership with the European Business Awards, we have been very privileged to witness the strong sense of the community that the EBA is creating.” Stefan Walter, Partner, RSM Austria


The EBAs are helping to create a stronger and more ethical European Business Community

“I think it is important that we showcase our most exceptional businesses, share knowledge and generate debate around the creation of a stronger European business community. The European Business Awards does just that.” Karel De Gucht, Former European Commissioner for Trade

“This event inspires and stimulates European Business to reaching exacting criteria, where not only annual turnover and sales count, but also factors with high social importance – what we call business ethics.” Petar Stoyanov, former President of Bulgaria


The EBAs are not only an important asset for businesses, but also for society on a whole

“I appreciate the idea behind the European Business Awards because it nurtures the values of innovation, ethics, and best practices, which is definitely what the European businesses need for their own sake. And I repeat again for the wellbeing of society in general.” Natasha Meli Daudey, Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Malta

“This is our second year here, working with the European business awards and I'd like to just make a few comments about it because we're big believers in what they stand for and it's not just about businesses and successful businesses making money. It's the bigger picture, which is about how those businesses serve society and serve people.” John Seal, Head of Direct Lending, Aberdeen Standard Investments


By rewarding exceptional businesses, The EBAs encourage companies to strive for success

“Everyone here tonight is a winner. They are all doing stuff that many people dream of and they are out there realising their dreams. Those people who are going to get awards tonight are at the very top of the pillar.” Stephen Pattison, CEO, International Chamber of Commerce - 2011 Judge

“I think the Business Awards is a very good stimulus for all these people who are working in small- medium enterprises and in bigger companies to always try to improve their results because it’s important that from the outside society is looking at it and is rewarding them and for their efforts.” Yves Leterme, former Prime Minister of Belgium


Hearing the stories behind Europe’s entrepreneurs and successful businesses is a unique and rewarding experience

“Judging the European Business Awards is a unique opportunity. To hear the extraordinary success stories, innovative ideas and to see the people and witness the passion they have for their businesses is truly a privilege. It’s an investment in myself. ” Albert Hakkers, HR Director, Diageo Europe - 2011 Judge


Become part of the EBAs business community by entering to compete in the 2019 European Business Awards here

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