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RSM and the European Business Awards



RSM, one of the world’s largest networks of audit, tax & advisory firms is the lead sponsor of Europe’s largest business awards programme.

The European Business Awards (EBA) is an Awards programme designed to recognise and promote excellence, best practice and innovation in the European business community. It is now Europe’s largest and most significant cross-sector business recognition programme. The European Business Awards are the showcase of Europe’s skills, achievements and innovations in the field of business. It provides the benchmark, inspiration and example for all enterprises and it is a hallmark of excellence. The EBA recognizes business excellence from all industry sectors, embracing businesses of all sizes and ages from all European countries. In 2013, the EBAs engaged with over 15,000 businesses in 28 countries across Europe.

European Business Awards

Recognising excellence, best practice and innovation

Founded in 2006, the Awards programme highlights and promotes examples of individuals and organisations that achieve outstanding results across a variety of disciplines that set them apart as leaders in Europe. The three core values of the European Business Awards are Innovation, Ethics and Success. RSM is the lead sponsor of the European Business Awards and in particular has championed the ‘RSM Entrepreneur of the Year’ category since the awards began.

The 10 award categories are:

  • RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • The Infosys Business of the Year Awards  – three sized categories (€0-25m; €26-150m; €150+)
  • The UKTI Award for Innovation
  • The International Growth Strategy of the Year Award
  • The Millicom Award for Environment and Corporate Sustainability
  • The Employer of the Year Award
  • The Import/Export Award
  • The Award for Customer Focus

Extensive Media Coverage

The Awards are high profile and have wide coverage across Europe’s key newspapers, business publications and social media platforms. They have also been featured on numerous radio and television stations and hundreds of websites achieving a PR value of €3,063,160 including coverage on CNN, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, ABC, Financial Mail on Sunday, Rcezspospolita, amongst many others. The PR campaign has reached over 50 million business people. Previously the EBA entrants’ combined turnover was over €1 trillion Euros (8.23% of EU GDP*) and they employ over 2.7 million people across the continent.  *EU GDP incl. Turkey, Armenia, Georgia and Kazakhstan.

How your business can enter the European Business Awards

RSM is encouraging businesses and individuals from the European business community to enter one of the 10 categories of the 2014/15 Awards. Entering the European Business Awards is free and the benefits are substantial. The Awards offer individuals and businesses the opportunity to be associated and aligned with Europe’s leading commercial operators, and join an elite group of European businesses, which has become key in networking and exploring new channels of business.

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How to enter

To enter the European Business Awards or to receive entry details please use the contact details below or click here

Name: Aidan Scollard

Tel: +353 (0)1 418 2029

We will assist in nominating you or your business and introduce you to a member of the European Business Awards team who will guide you through the steps in the entry process, making your application as efficient and straight forward as possible.

Previous Irish winners and finalists

Terry Clune, founder of Kilkenny based firm, was named RSM International’s Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2010 European Business Awards in Paris. The 2012/2013 7 Irish finalists included Netwatch, Aer Lingus, Glennon Brothers, Helix Health,, Coillte and Translink.

RSM Farrell Grant Sparks is a member of the RSM network. Each member of the RSM network is an independent accounting and advisory firm each of which practices in its own right. The RSM network is not itself a separate legal entity of any description in any jurisdiction. The RSM network is administered by RSM International Limited, a company registered in England and Wales (company number 4040598) whose registered office is at 11 Old Jewry, London  EC2R 8DU. The brand and trademark RSM and other intellectual property rights used by members of the network are owned by RSM International Association, an association governed by article 60 et seq of the Civil Code of Switzerland whose seat is in Zug. © RSM International Association, 2013