'National Winners' From the United Kingdom Named at Exclusive Event in London: Best Businesses Named in Prestigious Awards

LONDON, January 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

Twelve National Winners from the United Kingdom were named at an exclusive event held at the London Stock Exchange and sponsored by Investec last night for The European Business Awards, Europe's largest business competition, sponsored by RSM.  

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The celebrated companies were chosen by a panel of independent judges including senior business leaders, politicians and academics as the best in the Awards' 12 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.

The National Winners named for the United Kingdom are:


National Winners for the UK
National Winner Category
Ramsden International The RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Charles Taylor plc The ELITE Award for Growth Strategy of the Year
NMC Health The Germany Trade & Invest Award for International Expansion
Childbase Partnership The Workplace and People Development Award
Epos Now The Award for Innovation
Neuven Solutions Limited The Customer and Market Engagement Award
Nurture Landscapes Ltd The Social Responsibility and Environmental Awareness Award
Prepaid Financial Services The Digital Technology Award
Oceanair The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of EUR0-25m
Bluetree Group The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of EUR26-150m
Softcat Plc The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of EUR150m or higher
The Happiness Index The New Business of the Year Award


Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International, the sixth largest global audit, tax and consulting network, commented: "RSM member firms work with growing, dynamic and successful businesses across Europe and beyond. The exceptional UK business leaders that we celebrated last night have demonstrated strength and commercial excellence in their field, backed by passion, entrepreneurialism and innovation. We wish them continued success and the best of luck to the UK National Winners in the final stage."

James Arnold, Head of Global Markets at Investec said: "Investec is an entrepreneurial bank and we love working closely with likeminded businesses. Every company is different, but many of the best share that culture of entrepreneurialism and have a willingness to back talent. That's what sets these businesses apart, and we are proud to sponsor this event - we look forward to helping these companies continue to flourish and achieve great things in the years ahead."

The 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. The opens 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 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 to

-    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, PR Newswire, Bureau Van Dijk, SDL Managed Translation.  http://www.businessawardseurope.com.  

Twitter: @rsmEBA

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/businessawardseurope  

LinkedIn: the company page "The European Business Awards"

About RSM:  

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

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:

http://www.elite-growth.com     

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.

For more information on PR Newswire please visit http://www.prnewswire.co.uk

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 mantra@sdl.com or visit http://www.sdl.com/managed-translation

London Event Sponsor 

About Investec: 

Investec is a specialist bank and asset manager.

Investec provides financial products and services, imbued with a personal approach, to a niche client base in three principal markets: the UK, South Africa and Australia. It operates from more than 40 cities on five continents and is publicly traded in London and Johannesburg. Its divisions include Corporate & Institutional Banking, Private Banking, Wealth & Investment and Asset Management. Investec was founded in South Africa in 1974 by three partners, and entered the UK in 1992.

Founder Patrons: 

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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CONTACT: For further press information or for case studies/interviews, please contact: EBA: Emma Cozens at the European Business Awards on +44 (0) 207 234 3544 or email emma.cozens@businessawardseurope.com; grace.harley@businessawardseurope.com RSM: Gillian Hawkes at the RSM Executive Office - gillian.hawkes@rsm.global

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