European Business Awards

RSM Awarded National Champions for the European Business Awards 2015/16

Nicosia, Cyprus (ots/PRNewswire) - 13 National Champions at this year's European Business Awards sponsored by RSM

RSM Cyprus (a member of RSM, one of the largest global networks of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors), celebrated the success of 13 Cypriot companies which were distinguished as National Champions at this year's European Business Awards 2015/16 sponsored by RSM, awarding them in a special event held at the residence of the British High Commissioner Mr Ric Todd with the support of UKTI (UK Trade & Investment).

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Official guest at the recent event was Takis Clerides, former Minister of Finance, who addressed a speech and participated in the award ceremony. At the award ceremony speeches were delivered by Ric Todd, British High Commissioner, andAdrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards and Athos Stylianou, Managing Director of RSM. The event was attended by major Cypriot entrepreneurs and business executives, who enjoyed the award ceremony for the 13 National Champions, and the cocktail event and networking among attendees afterwards.

Athos Stylianou, Managing Director of RSM Cyprus mentions:

"Our warmest congratulations to Cypriot businessmen, who, for one more year, despite the difficult environment in which they operate in recent years, once again they managed to distinguish themselves on a pan-European level. This proves once again the quality and high level of Cypriot entrepreneurship."

The effort to highlight Cypriot Entrepreneurship through the European Business Awards started 9 years ago and takes place in our country sponsored and supported by RSM Cyprus. As in previous years, this year also, Cyprus nominations were submitted mostly by RSM, which supports them complimentary in all stages of the event. The objective of RSM is to highlight Cypriot entrepreneurship, thus, sending along with Cyprus companies that managed to be distinguished, a very strong and positive message to the rest of Europe.

British High Commissioner Mr. Ric Todd said:

"With great satisfaction we participate and host this event in the British Residence. The United Kingdom supports the European Business Awards sponsored by RSM, which promote excellence, best practice and innovation. Through the performance of these companies, Cyprus takes pride in its business sector. In turn they constitute an integral part of the effort made by Cyprus in the path for economic recovery, leading towards sustainable development."

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said:

"In recent years Cyprus has a very strong presence in the European Business Awards, and this year is no exception. Judging by the dynamic presence and quality of this year's National Champions, it becomes clear that innovation, international development and financial performance are key components of the DNA of Cypriot businesses."

The 13 National Champions who were officially awarded at the event are by category as follows:

The Business of the Year Award with        A. ERACLEOUS 
ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS     Turnover of EUR 0-25m                   
LTD,                                               
OXFORD MANAGEMENT LTD, TELIA & PAVLA                                 
BBDO     The Award for Environmental & 
Corporate           BARRACUDA INTERTRADE LTD     Sustainability     
The UKTI Award for Innovation             CY.R.I.C CYPRUS RESEARCH 
AND INNOVATION                                                   
CENTER LTD, DW DYNAMIC WORKS LTD     The Award for Customer Focus    
CYPRUS INSTITUTE OF MARKETING-THE CYPRUS                    
BUSINESS SCHOOL, FURUNO CYPRUS,        
INTERFREIGHT LOGISTICS 
The Employer of the Year Award                          
FILEMINDERS     The RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award     
MERITKAPITAL LTD, THINK BIG GROUP LTD.     The Import/Export Award   
ROHA PREMIUM POTATO LTD  

The 13 National Champions of our country qualified for the next stage of the competition in which the judges will attend and will evaluate the video presentations submitted by 678 National Champions, representing 33 countries across Europe. A recordbreaking total number of 32,000 European businesses participated in the competition this year, 33% more than the previous year.

On February 9, 2016, the President of the jury will announce which of the National Champions from across Europe will be distinguished by the honorary title Ruban d'Honneur and will advance to the next and final phase of the competition. This title is given to the top ten companies from all over Europe for each category of the awards. There are ten categories and therefore a hundred Ruban d'Honneur winners from all over Europe. The final winners of each category of the 100 Ruban d'Honneur winners will be revealed at a prestigious award ceremony in June 2016.

Note: After the great success of the two previous years, the European Business Awards will simultaneously run an online video public vote, where the public can vote for their favorite company based on the video presentation submitted by the companies on the European Business Awards website. The National Champion from Cyprus, but also from each country, who will gather the most votes from the public vote will be distinguished as 'National Public Champion'. The National Public Champion from each country will then participate in a second phase of online public voting that runs parallel to the competition, where the winner will get the ultimate title of 'European Public Champion'.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR EDITORS

- THE EUROPEAN BUSINESS AWARDS SPONSORED BY RSM   

The European Business Awards sponsored by RSM is an independent nonprofit institution that recognizes and rewards good practice, innovation and excellence of EU businesses. Organized for the ninth consecutive year, with main sponsor being RSM International, the international network of independent auditors and business consultants. Participation is free and open to all companies of any size and industry.

The awards focus on companies that have achieved outstanding results in various industries, from environmental awareness to customer service, which classify them as leaders in Europe.

The EBA program fulfills three objectives for the European business community:

- Promotes good practices                                            
  
- Rewards and recognizes entrepreneurial success
- Provides case studies and examples to be followed by businesses 
  that stand out 

Because an innovative, strong and visionary business community creates a successful and prosperous Europe.

The European Business Awards categories are:

- UKTI Award for Innovation
- Award for International Development Strategy of the Year
- Award for Environmental and Corporate Sustainability  
- Award for Customer Focus
- Award for Employer of the Year
- Award for RSM International Entrepreneur of the Year
- Award Imports/Exports  
- Award for Company of the Year [turnover EUR0-25m]
- Award for Company of the Year [turnover  EUR26-150m]
- Award for Company of the Year [turnover  EUR150m+] 

http://www.businessawardseurope.com

- RSM INTERNATIONAL & RSM Cyprus   

RSM International, main sponsor of the European Business Awards sponsored by RSM, is the 7th largest network of Certified Public Accountants and Business Advisors, worldwide. It has more than 740 offices in over 120 countries and 37,500 executives worldwide, while its revenue reached $4.7 billion.

RSM in Cyprus provides comprehensive audit, consulting, accounting and tax services, as well as human capital management and support services, for Cypriot and multinational companies operating in key economic sectors of the Cyprus market. It has offices outside of Nicosia in Athens and Thessaloniki.

http://www.rsm.global/cyprus

Contact:

Christina Vasili
RSM
tel. +357-22-751140
vasili@rsmi.com.cy. Elena Stylianou
RSM
tel. +357-22-751140
estylianou@rsmi.com.cy
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