Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for the European Business Awards?

Entries for the 2017/18 European Business Awards are now closed, but you can register your interest for next year's Awards here. The competition is FREE to enter and open to organisations of all sizes and from any industry sector. (Once registered, we will inform you when the Awards are opening again for entries in January 2019).

Which category should I enter?

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 categories and how to apply

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?

 View a full list of Winners from past years here.

(Please note: the format of the 2017/18 Awards has changed and now consists of these 3 stages; 'Ones to Watch', 'National Winners' and 'Category Winners').

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 International & 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

How do you select the Judges?

Judges are invited to participate in the competition based on their experience, business acumen and expertise. Each panel includes different nationalities and they are naturally well-versed in the cultural aspects of each of the finalists' countries.

What Criteria are the entries Judged on?

Additionally to meeting our principles of SUCCESS, INNOVATION & ETHICS there are 7 Judging Criteria:








When is the entry deadline?

The entry deadline for the 2017/18 Awards has now passed. The 2019 entries will be opening in January 2019.

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 2017/18 Gala Awards Ceremony?

The Awards Conference and Gala Dinner took place at the Hilton Hotel in Warsaw on the 22nd and 23rd May 2018.

When and where are the Ones To Watch Events?

We will be holding Ones To Watch Events between 25th January and 19th March 2018 in 7 European countries. The Events will take place in Belgium (where we will announce the National Winners for Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg), France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden (where we will announce the National Winners for Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland) and the UK.

What are the benefits of entering the Awards?

  • Show pride in your achievements and boost the morale of your stakeholders and employees
  • Meet high level representatives from all industry sectors across the whole of Europe
  • Benefit from extensive media and industry coverage for your company

In the 2016/17 Awards, the EBAs engaged with over 33,000 organisations in 34 countries. Showcasing the best in class, past winners are from a diverse range of industries including pharmaceutical, engineering, fashion, cosmetic, online businesses, manufacturing and transport. Winners of the EBAs are congratulated by an audience comprising heads of state, leading industrialists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, media owners and academics from across 34 European nations. 

The 2016/17 Awards created a total of €18m in media coverage and €14m in new business for our partners.