Testimonials

“The EBAs are really, really important because it's not an industry awards, it's not in the payment sector. It's really cross-border and sector so it’s much wider. So the quality of candidates that you are up against and the nominees you are against is massive, you suddenly realize how intelligent and smart they are.”

Lee Britton, Commercial Director, Prepaid Financial Services – 2018 Winner

“We have noticed a significant increase in contact from the international press, particularly in America, since your announcement but also closer to home too. The proudest moment of my life to date has been to accept the Digital Technology award on behalf of every employee at PFS.”

Noel Moran, CEO, Prepaid Financial Services – 2018 Winner

“It really is a great arena to showcase how many great, innovative and fantastic companies there are out there. So I think it's really unique and valuable platform.”

Marte Dalsegg, Content Manager, Aker BioMarine – 2018 Winner

“Winning the award gave us attention, and many companies have contacted us in efforts to collaborate. Also, it raises the self-esteem of our organization to keep doing things no one has done before and going for the unknown.”

Matts Johansen, CEO, Aker BioMarine – 2018 Winner

“I think this is this is really powerful for us just because of the great businesses we saw in that room today.”

Neil Ross Russell, CEO, John Paul – 2018 Winner

“(…) we're working with all our people and making sure we got the best customer experience. This is a reward of the fact we're doing great actually. So I'm really proud, really really proud.”

Ben Maes, Commercial Manager Riwal Belgium, Riwal – 2018 Winner

“It's fantastic to see the genuine companies that are here. And you know what they've been through to come to be so successful and to share the limelight with them for these two days, it's been brilliant.”

Ciara Shields, Marketing Manager, Neylons Facility Management – 2018 Winner

“It was stimulating for me as the chairman of the business to see us being able to excel in the questions that were being probed on - I was actually overwhelmed!”

Sylvester Neylon, Founder & Chairman, Neylons Facility Management – 2018 Winner

“It is a really truly a wow moment. It's not every day that we get recognized for what we do but it's really truly an honor to be here tonight”

Stefan Yan, Chief of Development – CDO, Bonum – 2018 Winner

“It was a very difficult process I have to say. I think the one comment we both had afterwards is that it was amazing how much knowledge the judges actually had about our industry. It was actually energizing and engaging to get the opportunity to speak about your company to people. We've had the most fun. This is probably our best working day ever together! Let's come back next year and do it all again.”

Lorraine Dundon, VP Head Brand & Corporate Communication, Tomra –Winner 2018

“For us this is a huge honor. We really feel privileged. We would like to say thank you to the coordinators, thank you to the sponsors and thank you to all the participants. I've seen so many success stories and we're really motivated and inspired by everything that you've done.”

Pierre Otto, Chief Financial Officer, AquaBioTech Group –Winner 2018

“One of the toughest things in our business is to find competence and talent and becoming an Employee of the Year in all of Europe will that certainly helped us in our public relations and being able to get that edge.”

Charlie Hansson, CEO, Chas Visual Management – Winner 2017

“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 organisation of the event has been phenomenal. [The awards] have made us think in different ways and think of ways of also showing what we have done internally in our company. Especially the presentation part, this was extremely helpful for us as it gave us feedback from experienced people from different industries”

Alejandro Olle, Partner, Galencium Health – Winner 2014

“I am very much impressed by the perfect organization of this event.”

Conrad Bruch, Ambassador, Embassy of Luxembourg

“It's been a huge thing for our business over the last twelve months since we won last year. I think for our credentials and also the involvement with the whole awards process. It's been fantastic.”

Neil Johnson, Senior Partner, True Potential – Winner 2018

“[…] the more I'm learning about it, the more I'm appreciating the idea behind it 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

“I think it’s important that you have the ability to measure yourself against your competition […] the European Business Awards gives you the chance to examine what you’re doing in your organisation and see how it stacks up against the other competitors.”

Liam O’Kelly, CEO, Airspeed Telecom –2015 Winner

“For the staff. For my family. For staying with it. It's just a great achievement; it's the pinnacle of your career.”

John Power, Chief Executive Officer, Aerogen- Winner 2016

“When we're trying to diversify and to move into new markets where nobody knew our company - it is a very important business card. ”

Gabriel Gomez Celaya, General Manager, Marine Instruments –Winner 2017

“The fact that it's a European award makes it very attractive indeed because it just doesn't denote one country in the whole of Europe which is pretty incredible.”

Sir John Madejski, Founder of Auto-trader magazine and Chairman of Reading FC [on winning The Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015]

“We entered last year, we were a Ruban d’Honneur winner. We really enjoyed the competition – its great! You meet great people and sitting in front of the panel makes you realise your company’s strengths and your weaknesses as well. The awards are very important... They provide inspiration to the companies and they help entrepreneurs grow stronger. ”

Aris Kefalogiannis, CEO,GAEA Products – Winner 2013

“I think it’s good PR to start with and since we are expanding, I think [the Award] will play a significant role in European countries where we don’t have reach yet”

George Chatzigeorgiou, CEO, Skroutz – Winner 2014

“ The European Business Awards is the most serious, well-organised and trustworthy competition that we have ever participated in, this is why we participate nearly every year.”

Ozer Hincal, General Manager, Arvento Mobile Systems –Winner 2014

“There is no other prize like this one in Europe.”

Isabel Martinez, Expansion Director, Consentino Group – Winner 2014

“The networking around the European Business Awards really is exciting and I enjoyed meeting many people with great stories behind their company. It’s the best business awards in Europe – no doubt about that.”

Santiago Alfonso Rodirguez, Marketing and Communications Director, Consentino Group –Winner 2014

“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

“I'm delighted to be here tonight to participate in what is undoubtedly the largest and most prestigious industry awards in Europe and perhaps the world. Standing here tonight, I can recall how proud I felt two years ago receiving my award in Milan... ”

John Power, Chief Executive Officer, Aerogen [on winning in 2016]

“We are pleased to have played part in this challenging competition that enabled us to showcase and promote our company, share our knowledge, and play part in the debate about the future shape, form and substance of Europe’s entrepreneurial climate.”

Bart Devos, CEO, AR Metallizing

“[…] in a globalised world like the one we live in now […] it is extremely important to have a prize such as the European Business Awards which transcends national borders and celebrates businesses and entrepreneurs under the pan-European umbrella.”

Vicente Berbegal, CEO, Actiu – Winner 2017

“We are delighted to be associated with such a prestigious award. It gives you great confidence to be recognized as a very successful business and one of the best in Europe.”

Neil Brown, CEO, Inclusion Housing –Winner 2017

“EBA brings together many companies from many countries. This allows you to search for good practices in your industry or in other industries. It also offers you a minute to stand still and benchmark what you are doing with others. It is a good communication tool, and, if you win, a great motivation for everyone in the company.”

Rodrigo de Salas, Director of Communications, Leroy Merlin España – Winner 2017

“To win the European Business Award is a fantastic recognition for the whole team, an acknowledgment to our work and to our business growth strategy. […]”

Gabriel Gomez Celaya, Managing Director, MARINE INSTRUMENTS S.A – Winner 2017

“[…] As well as being an excellent way to raise your profile, it is also a very effective way to strike up partnerships with other firms and access new markets to help you scale up even further.”

David Harrison, Managing Partner, True Potential LLP – Winner 2017

“The European Business Awards are Europe’s largest business excellence awards, so we were absolutely delighted to be crowned as UK Champion and the overall European Winner for Environmental and Corporate Sustainability. […] The exposure that you get on a European level is fantastic. Whether a winner or not, just being involved gives a business the opportunity to communicate their successes and feel proud of all that they have achieved. […]”

Richard Clothier, Managing Director, WykeFarms –Winner 2016

“The EBA Award is a great recognition of all the work done by the whole team […]”

Manuel Perramon, CEO, AUSA –Winner 2015

“Since winning this award, it feels like there have been so many amazing potential opportunities knocking on our door, creating exciting partnerships or allowing us to build our brand even more! ”

Edwin Van der Vennet, CEO, beMatrix - Winner 2018

“It’s an absolute honour just to be here (…) ”

Dagmara Lamont, Childbase Partnership - Winner 2018

“We are proud of having won this award, which is outstanding recognition of the Group’s commitment to the durability of its products. ”

Alain Pautrot, VP After-Sales & Consumer Satisfaction, Groupe SEB - Winner 2018

“What the Judges say about 2018 contestants ”

“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

“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 - Judge 2011

“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 - Judge 2011

“The media coverage and the prestige of the European Business Awards will undoubtedly be a great impulse to our international expansion process (...)”

Alejandro Ollé, Founding Partner, Galenicum - 2014 Winner
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