European Business Awards 2013/14 calling for Irish entries

The 2013/14 European Business Awards are now open for entries, with Irish businesses with an impressive story to tell being invited to take part.

The ten categories range from customer focus and innovation to international growth and employer of the year.

“The awards attract many ambitious enterprises which are looking outside of their home bases and towards markets in Europe and beyond,” said Aidan Scollard, RSM Farrell Grant Sparks, partner responsible for the Irish stage of the Awards programme.

He added that what we can expect from the European Business Awards is “creativity, innovation and bravery”.

“Times have been tough but these awards are about celebrating those who are succeeding, despite the economic challenges, regardless of size or sector. It’s about taking inspiration from others and learning what ingredients are critical for growth in today’s global economy.”

Details of the 20 Irish finalists short-listed for the 2013/14 competition will be announced in January and they will directly compete with European finalists in the final judging round.

The European Business Awards winners will be selected by a panel of high profile judges from European business and political life with European Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht confirmed as an official patron.

The final awards will be presented in April 2014. Seven of the 100 European finalists for 2012/13 were from Ireland, including Netwatch, The Now Factory, Coillte and Valeo Foods.