Best Businesses Honoured at Exclusive Event in Milan

MILAN, January 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

The best businesses from Italy were honoured at an exclusive event last night at the Borsa Italiana, for The European Business Awards sponsored by RSM.

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The 38 firms were chosen by a panel of independent judges, including senior businesses and academic leaders, to be 'National Champions' in Europe's largest business competition.

At the event, the fourth in a series of events across Europe, attendees had the chance to speak to leading businesses in their field and hear from guest speakers including Luca Peryano, CEO of ELITE and Maurizio Lauri, President of RSM Palea Lauri Gerla.

Luca Peyrano, CEO, ELITE: "High growth ambitious businesses are essential to the growth of the Italian economy which is why we are delighted to continue supporting the European Business Awards. I would like to congratulate the National Champions selected this year.

"It is crucial that Italy's ambitious businesses from a number of sectors have access to suitable financing to help them invest, grow and become the big job providers of tomorrow. ELITE supports Italian and international companies achieve their goals, allowing them to become part of a vibrant community of excellence and opportunities".

Lead sponsor RSM, is the sixth largest network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms worldwide, and has supported the European Business Awards since its inception.

Maurizio Lauri, President of RSM Palea Lauri Gerla said: "RSM's partnership with the European Business Awards demonstrates our commitment to supporting successful businesses, such as those competing for these prestigious awards. Our best wishes and congratulations to all the Italian National Champions"

In the next round, the National Champions are taking part in the Public Vote, which opened on 9 January at Category winners and the overall winner of the public vote will be announced at the Gala Final in May 2017.

The European Business Awards was set up to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. This year it engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries.

Further information about the National Champions and the Awards can be found at [ ] and

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

The European Business Awards is now in its 10th year. This year it engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries. Last year's public vote generated over 227,000 votes from across Europe. Sponsors and partners include RSM, ELITE 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 ELITE: 

ELITE is a full-service programme designed to share best practice and increase growth opportunities for fast growing companies, with a focus on understanding the capital markets. ELITE is an innovative programme based on exclusive training and a tutorship model, supported by access to the business and financial community. Its aim is to prepare companies for their next stage of growth and investment.

For further information on the programme, companies and the full list of partners, please go to:

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 and RSM

CONTACT: For further information please contact: EBA: Vanessa Wood at theEuropean Business Awards on +44(0)796-6666-657 or; RSM: Gillian Hawkes at the RSMExecutive Office -

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