Fred Ulrich, CEO, ADSoftware says: “With just over 40 days for people to vote online for their favourite video, we are hoping that the public will get behind us and take some time to view our video and cast a vote. We enjoyed making our video submission and believe it gives us an opportunity to explain the background to our business and highlight why we are successful despite the current economic conditions. We hope that anyone interested in business will enjoy watching our video and vote for us.”
In addition to the public vote, a panel of expert judges will be viewing the videos and will award National Champion status. Judging of the National Finalists will take place from 6th September with National Champions being announced in November 2012.
Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards says, “This new process provides a greater opportunity for companies to engage with supporters in their own country as well as presenting their achievements to a wider audience across Europe. These videos show some of the most successful and sustainable companies in Europe and we hope that anyone interested in business will take some time to watch the videos, either from their own country or from other countries and then vote for their favourites.”
Between November 2012 and January 2013, the National Champions will be reassessed by a third panel of judges made up of Europe-wide business leaders, academics and entrepreneurs who will award the top 110 organisations the coveted Ruban d’Honneur status. Finally, after face-to-face presentations, the Ruban d’Honneur recipients will be honoured and the names of the overall winners will be revealed at a Gala awards ceremony in April 2013.
The European Business Awards is an independent Awards programme designed to recognise and promote excellence, best practice and innovation in the European business community. This is in line with the broad aims of the European Union and business representative groups across Europe.
Celebrating its sixth successful year, the European Business Awards (EBAs) has rapidly established itself as the major accolade in European business and is widely recognised as the premier business platform across the continent. It recognises and promotes success, innovation and ethics in the European business community.
The European Business Awards serves three distinct and important purposes for the European business community:
- It provides examples for the rest of the business community to aspire to
- It celebrates and endorses individuals and organisations which have been successful
- It provides case studies and content for learning from these exceptional organisations
The European Business Awards is a social enterprise that operates with the support of forward thinking organisations including RSM International, Infosys, Millicom International Cellular S.A. and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI who believes it is crucial to promote and endorse business success across Europe for the region’s long term prosperity.
The Awards uncover and promote examples of individuals and organisations that have achieved outstanding results setting them apart as the leading companies, business leaders and entrepreneurs in Europe.
The European Business Awards is now an established and fast growing business landmark for Europe.
The public vote will be run online at www.businessawardseurope.com from 6th September – 17th October 2012.
Visitors to the site will see details of how to vote on the home page. Step one – visitors choose a country. They can then view all entries for that country by clicking on the company name. One each video page, there is a vote button. One vote per country per person will be allowed.
There is no multiple voting mechanic. There is no need to register to vote and all results will be kept closed so they do not prejudice public opinion one way or another.