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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 2014, the EBAs engaged with over 15,000 businesses in 32 countries across Europe.

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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:

  1. RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  2. The Employer of the Year Award
  3. The Award for Customer Focus
  4. The Award for Environmental & Corporate Sustainability
  5. The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of €0-25m
  6. The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of €150m or higher
  7. The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of €26-150m
  8. The ELITE Award for Growth Strategy of the Year
  9. The UKTI Award for Innovation
  10. The Import/Export Award

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 2015/16 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

Liam O’Kelly of AirSpeed Telecom won the RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award last year in Athens. Coillte the Irish Forestry Company was awarded the Millicom Award for Environmental & Corporate Sustainability at the Awards in Istanbul in 2013. Terry Clune, founder of Kilkenny based firm, was named RSM International’s Entrepreneur of the Year at the Awards in Paris in 2010. Last year’s Irish finalists included; PayPal, Dawn Meats, EPS Group, Morgan McKinley & Version 1.

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