17 Jul 2013


Europe’s Top 526 Companies Through to Next Round of Awards Programme


The organisers of the European Business Awards (www.businessawardseurope.com) have today announced the names of the 526 National Champions from 31 European countries who are through to the second round of the awards programme. Where possible the European Business Awards will host Country Events to celebrate the success of the National Champions. These events will run between September and November 2013.

All National Champions can be viewed here

To advance in the competition, the National Champions will now submit a video entry for viewing and assessment by a judging panel. All National Champions will be assessed by the judges who will decide on the top 100 businesses to be awarded Ruban d’Honneur status. In addition, the public will also be able to vote online for their favourite National Champion from each country, these companies become ‘National Public Champions’.

Online voting for National Public Champions opens on 09:00 CET on Monday 11 November 2013 and closes at 17:00 CET on Thursday 2 January 2014.

National Public Champions will move forward in the competition alongside the 100 Ruban d’Honneur recipients selected by the judging panel. In order to determine which of the 31 National Public Champions will be selected as the overall European Public Champion, public voting reopens early next year allowing further voting for the National Public Champions only. 

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards says, “We are always looking for ways to keep the European Business Awards programme fresh and innovative. This year we have changed the set-up of the stages have introduced two opportunities for the public to vote for their favourite companies. Last year our six week public vote resulted in over 35,000 votes being cast, this year we are hoping for even more involvement from the public.”

Following the announcement of the Ruban d’Honneur recipients in January 2014, intensive rounds of face-to-face interviews will take place during February 2014 with the names of the overall winners being revealed at a Gala awards ceremony in April 2014.


For more information, please visit: www.businessawardseurope.com.



For media enquiries relating to European Business Awards contact:

Jo Henderson, PR Manager, European Business Awards

Tel: +44 (0) 7870 634 567 / Email: jo.henderson@writewaypr.co.uk

About the European Business Awards 2013/14:

The European Business Awards recognises and rewards excellence, best practice and innovation in companies across the European Union. The competition is free to enter and open to organisations of all sizes and from any industry sector.

The European Business Awards programme serves three purposes for the European business community:

  • It provides examples for the business community to aspire to
  • It celebrates and endorses individual’s and organisation’s success
  • It provides case studies and content for learning from these exceptional organizations


An innovative, strong and thriving business community makes a successful and prosperous Europe.

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