16 Mar 2018

The European Business Awards sponsored by RSM announce National Winners for Italy

National Winners for Italy

Company Name

National Winner Category

Bio-on S.p.A.

The RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award

SMI S.p.A.

The Award for Innovation

Coproget S.r.l.

The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of €0-25m

Copan Italia spa

The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of €26-150m

Ecolab Srl

The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of €150m or higher

Biesse S.p.A.

The Digital Technology Award

Afinna One Srl

The ELITE Award for Growth Strategy of the Year

Vetrya S.p.A.

The Germany Trade & Invest Award for International Expansion

Menz & Gasser Spa

The Social Responsibility and Environmental Awareness Award


The Workplace and People Development Award

NTC S.r.l.

The Customer and Market Engagement Award


RSM firms provide audit, tax and consulting services to clients across the globe. Within Europe, RSM firms have experts in 43 countries who work as an integrated team, sharing skills, insight and resources, as well as a client-centric approach that’s based on a deep understanding of clients’ businesses.



Francesco Gerla,Managing Partner, RSM Studio Palea Lauri Gerla said:  “RSM is pleased to be the lead sponsor of the European Business Awards and to contribute to recognizing the value and quality of Italian enterprises. As a champion of middle market businesses we work with many Italian businesses to support their growth ambitions, at home and abroad. We congratulate all the National Winners for Italy and wish them all the best as they progress further in the competition”.

Luca Peyrano, CEO, ELITE said: "We are delighted to support the 11th edition of European Business Awards. I would like to congratulate with each truly excellent Italian company that has been selected as National Winner for this year. The future of Italy is closely linked to the ability to appreciate its best companies’ value and ELITE has a crucial role in this process: more than a third of ELITE companies have raised money through a wide range of financial transactions, for a total value of €5.2 billion. ELITE supports Italian and international companies in achieving their goals, allowing them to become part of a vibrant community of excellence and business opportunities”.

 “It’s no surprise that Italy has a solid foundation of innovative companies. We are honored to present the award for International Expansion and look forward to supporting these businesses as they grow and expand into new markets,” said Jürgen Friedrich, CEO of Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI). GTAI is the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. In this capacity it informs and advises international companies setting up business in Germany.

These National Winners will face further judging in their chosen category, and the final category winners will be announced at the European Business Awards Gala Final in Warsaw, Poland in May 2018.

Separately companies in the competition are also competing in a public vote to be named ‘European Public Champion’ at the Gala Final. The opens on 31st January, and engages with people from across the globe.  Last year the public vote generated almost 250,000 votes. To view the videos and vote for your favourite company please go to: www.businessawardseurope.com

The European Business Awards is now in its 11th yearand its primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. Last year it engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries. Sponsors and partners include RSM, ELITE, Germany Trade & Invest and PR Newswire. 


For further press information or for case studies/interviews, please contact:

EBA: Vanessa Wood at the European Business Awards on +44 (0) 207 234 3544 or email vanessa.wood@businessawardseurope.com; grace.harley@businessawardseurope.com

RSM: Gillian Hawkes at the RSM Executive Office - gillian.hawkes@rsm.global

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