MILAN, March 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
Eleven National Winners from Italy were named at an exclusive event held at Borsa Italiana, Milan last night in the European Business Awards, Europe's largest business competition, sponsored by RSM.
The celebrated companies were chosen by a panel of independent judges including senior business leaders, politicians and academics as the best in the Awards' 11 categories, and they will now go on to represent their country in the final stage of the competition.
At the event, business leaders came together to celebrate and network with their peers after being successfully named as 'Ones to Watch' in a list of business excellence published in December, all hoping to be named National Winners.
National Winners for Italy
Company Name National Winner Category
Bio-on S.p.A. The RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award
SMI S.p.A. The Award for Innovation
Coproget S.r.l. The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of EUR0-25m
Copan Italia spa The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of EUR26-150m
Ecolab Srl The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of EUR150m or higher
Biesse S.p.A. The Digital Technology Award
Afinna One Srl The ELITE Award for Growth Strategy of the Year
Vetrya S.p.A. The Germany Trade & Invest Award for International Expansion
Menz & Gasser Spa The Social Responsibility and Environmental Awareness Award
Markas The Workplace and People Development Award
NTC S.r.l. The Customer and Market Engagement Award
RSM firms provide audit, tax and consulting services to clients across the globe. Within Europe, RSM firms have experts in 43 countries who work as an integrated team, sharing skills, insight and resources, as well as a client-centric approach that's based on a deep understanding of clients' businesses.
Francesco Gerla, Managing Partner, RSM Studio Palea Lauri Gerla said: "RSM is pleased to be the lead sponsor of the European Business Awards and to contribute to recognizing the value and quality of Italian enterprises. As a champion of middle market businesses we work with many Italian businesses to support their growth ambitions, at home and abroad. We congratulate all the National Winners for Italy and wish them all the best as they progress further in the competition."
Luca Peyrano, CEO, ELITE said: "We are delighted to support the 11th edition of European Business Awards. I would like to congratulate with each truly excellent Italian company that has been selected as National Winner for this year. The future of Italy is closely linked to the ability to appreciate its best companies' value and ELITE has a crucial role in this process: more than a third of ELITE companies have raised money through a wide range of financial transactions, for a total value of EUR5.2 billion. ELITE supports Italian and international companies in achieving their goals, allowing them to become part of a vibrant community of excellence and business opportunities."
"It's no surprise that Italy has a solid foundation of innovative companies. We are honored to present the award for International Expansion and look forward to supporting these businesses as they grow and expand into new markets," said Juergen Friedrich, CEO of Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI). GTAI is the foreign trade and inward investment agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. In this capacity it informs and advises international companies setting up business in Germany.
These National Winners will face further judging in their chosen category, and the final category winners will be announced at the European Business Awards Gala Final in Warsaw, Poland in May 2018.
Separately companies in the competition are also competing in a public vote to be named 'European Public Champion' at the Gala Final. This opened on 31st January, and engages with people from across the globe. Last year the public vote generated almost 250,000 votes. To view the videos and vote for your favourite company please go to: http://www.businessawardseurope.com
The European Business Awards is now in its 11th year and its primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. Last year it engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries. Sponsors and partners include RSM, ELITE, Germany Trade & Invest and PR Newswire.
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.
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 11th year. Last year it engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries. Sponsors and partners include RSM, ELITE, Germany Trade & Invest, PR Newswire, Bureau Van Dijk, SDL Managed Translation.http://www.businessawardseurope.com.
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RSM is the sixth largest network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, encompassing over 120 countries, 800 offices and more than 43,000 people internationally. The network's total fee income is US$5.1 billion.
As an integrated team, we share skills, insight and resources, as well as a client-centric approach that's based on a deep understanding of our clients' businesses. This is how we empower them to move forward with confidence and realise their full potential.
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. http://www.rsm.global
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:http://www.elite-growth.com
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About Germany Trade & Invest:
Germany Trade & Invest is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. The company helps create and secure extra employment opportunities, strengthening Germany as a business location. With more than 50 offices in Germany and abroad, and its network of partners throughout the world, Germany Trade & Invest supports German companies setting up in foreign markets, promotes Germany as a business location and assists foreign companies setting up in Germany.
Other partners and sponsors:
Bureau Van Dijk:
Bureau Van Dijk is a Moody's Analytics company which captures and treats private company information for better decision-making and increased efficiency. With information on over 275 million companies in all countries worldwide it is the resource for private company data. Certainty is a highly-prized commodity in business and BVD provides its customers with the best quality data available. Register for a free trial at http://www.bvdinfo.com
SDL Managed Translation:
SDL is the global innovator in language translation technology, services and content management. For the past 25 years, SDL has created transformative business results through nuanced digital experiences with customers around the world. For more information about language services and technology, or with help going global quickly and efficiently, please email email@example.com or visit http://www.sdl.com/managed-translation
The four Founder Patrons are AirX, Megazyme, Alpha Trains Group and Remedica; all members of the European Business Awards community. These successful businesses are gleaming examples of the Awards' core values: Success, Innovation and Ethics. Through patronage, they help to foster and create more successful companies and business communities in Europe. For more information about the founder patrons please visit https://www.businessawardseurope.com/patrons
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