A number of UK firms within the IT and technology sector have been named as ‘National Champions’ in the European Business Award, which is sponsored by RSM.
Those selected include biotech company Abcam, IT consultancy firm BJSS, Cloud provider Exponential-e, communications provider Gamma, and datacentre provider TelecityGroup.
Europe’s largest business recognition programme recognised a total of 678 companies from 33 countries in the first stage of the 2015-16 programme. 134 companies from the TMT sector were recognised across Europe in total.
A panel of independent judges, including business leaders and senior academics, selected the National Champions after the European Business Awards engaged with over 32,000 companies this year, a 33 per cent increase for the competition now in its ninth year.
Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: “Congratulations to the companies that have been selected to represent their country as National Champions, they play an important part in creating a stronger business community.”
The next round requires the National Champions to make a presentation video, telling their unique story and explaining their business success. The judges will view all of the videos and award the best of this group the coveted ‘Ruban d’Honneur’ status. Ruban d’Honneur recipients will then go on to be part of the grand final in 2016.
Separately, the National Champion videos will be made public on the European Business Awards website www.businessawardseurope.com as part of a two stage public vote, which will decide the ‘National Public Champions’ for each country.