Last Chance For Best Businesses in Europe to Enter Prestigious Awards

LONDON, July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

 Deadline for 2016-17 European Business Awards sponsored by RSM approaches 

EUROPE'S best businesses are called to enter the 2016-17 European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM, before end July deadline for a chance to have their achievements recognised across the world.

To be considered, companies from across Europe must register on the European Business Awards homepage to be considered in Europe's largest and most significant business competition.

Last year the European Business Awards engaged with over 32,000 organisations in 33 countries and final entrants had a combined revenue of over EUR1.2 trillion.

In the public vote, over 227,000 people voted, and during the voting stage there were over 763,000 visits to the company information on the Awards website. The competition also generated widespread global coverage leading to over 6,000 mentions across traditional, online and social media.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: "We shine a bright light on the best businesses in Europe. So if you want to attract new customers, clients or partners, create a great sense of pride amongst your employees, and showcase your success then we encourage you to enter."

Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International, the 6th largest network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, said: "Since 2007, the European Business Awards has recognised hundreds of businesses, from multinational corporations headquartered in Europe to start-up entrepreneurial businesses that are breaking new and innovative grounds in their industries. Our firms across Europe and I have had the pleasure to interact with many of the leaders of these successful and thriving businesses and we are looking forward to another successful programme."

The stages of the competition include written submissions, video entry judging and face-to-face interviews with an esteemed panel of European business leaders, academics and entrepreneurs.

Supported since their inception by lead sponsor and promoter RSM, the European Business Awards' is now in its 10th year and its primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. Additional sponsors and partners of the Awards include UK Trade and Investment, ELITE and PR Newswire.

Join the best of European businesses and register your interest online at

About the European Business Awards:  

The European Business Awards' primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe.

For all citizens of Europe, prosperity, social and healthcare systems are reliant on businesses creating an even stronger, more innovative, successful, international and ethical business community - one that forms the beating heart of an increasingly globalised economy.

The European Business Awards programme serves the European business community in three ways:

-    It celebrates and endorses individuals' and organisations' success

-    It provides and promotes examples of excellence for the business community to aspire to

-    It engages with the European business community to create debate on key issues

The European Business Awards is now in its 10th year. It attracted over 32,000 businesses to the competition last year and in the public vote generated over 227,000 votes from across Europe. Sponsors and partners include RSM, ELITE, UKTI and PR Newswire.

About RSM  

RSM is the sixth largest network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, encompassing over 120 countries, 760 offices and more than 38,000 people internationally. The network's total fee income is US$4.64 billion.

RSM is the lead sponsor and corporate champion of the European Business Awards promoting commercial excellence and recognition of entrepreneurial brilliance.

RSM is a member of the Forum of Firms, with the shared objective to promote consistent and high quality standards of financial and auditing practices worldwide.

RSM is the brand used by a network of independent accounting and advisory firms each of which practices in its own right. RSM International Limited does not itself provide any accounting and advisory services. Member firms are driven by a common vision of providing high quality professional services, both in their domestic markets and in serving the international professional service needs of their client base.  

About UK Trade & Investment: 

UKTI works with UK based businesses to export to international markets and supports overseas companies to look at the UK as the best place to set up or expand their business. If you are a company interested in expanding in to the UK, please visit

About ELITE: 

ELITE is an integrated service designed to help SMEs prepare and structure for the next stage of growth through access to long term financing opportunities.

ELITE targets SMEs with a sound business model, clear growth strategy and a desire to obtain funding in the near future.

ELITE offers an innovative approach, including a training programme, a working zone supported by a tutorship model and direct access to the financial community through dedicated digital community facilities. It is "capital neutral" to any financing opportunity, providing access to Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds, debt products, etc.

ELITE was successfully launched in Italy in 2012 and in the UK in 2014. It now accounts for more than 200 companies of different sizes and sectors, more than 150 partners and more than 70 long term investors. It is a European platform deeply rooted in each domestic market, through partnership with local institutions combined with the opportunity to access international support and advice.

It will be a community of excellence: companies, advisors, investors and stakeholders with an interest in supporting SMEs. The larger the community, the wider the range of business and growth opportunities offered to ELITE members.

About PR Newswire 

PR Newswire is the leading global provider of PR and corporate communications tools that enable clients to distribute news and rich content. We distribute our client's content across traditional, digital and social media channels in real time with fully actionable reporting and monitoring.

Combining the world's largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimisation network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world's enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in Europe, Middle East, Africa, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific region.

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European Business Awards

CONTACT: For further press information or for case studies/interviews,please contact: EBA: Vanessa Wood at the European Business Awards on+44(0)796-6666 657 or email:, forRSM: Gillian Hawkes at the RSM Executive Office, or

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