Fifteen businesses from Malta have been named national champions in the European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM, Europe’s largest business competition, supported by businesses leaders, academics and political representatives from across Europe.

The awards, now in their 10th year, this year attracted over 33,000 businesses from 34 European countries.

Maria Micallef, managing partner of RSM in Malta, said: “We are delighted that 15 businesses have been recognised for their success. They truly represent the excellence and innovation that our business community has to offer. The EBA platform is an excellent showcase for businesses seeking to succeed beyond their traditional confines. We are working hard to fulfil our ambition to become the natural, go-to services firm for medium-sized, growth-focused companies to help them move forward with confidence.”

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards, said: “Congratulations to all the talented businesses selected to represent their country as national champions.

“They are central to the success of Europe’s strong business community and have shown the core principles we look for of innovation, ethics and success.”

The next round requires the national champions to make a presentation video, telling their unique story and explaining their business success.

Independent judges will award the best of this group the Ruban d’Honneur status and the chosen companies will then go on to be part of the awards ceremony and gala event in 2017.

Separately, in a two-stage public vote, the videos will be hosted on the European Business Awards website, and the company receiving the most votes in its country will become the National Public Champion.

Last year over 227,000 votes were cast as companies were supported globally by their clients, staff and peers, as well as the public.

The Maltese finalists are: AirX Charter Limited, AquaBioTechGroup, Business Leaders (Malta) Ltd, Camilleri Paris Mode, CasaSoft Ltd, Cloudlabs, Exigy, FIN Ltd, Hal Mann Vella Group plc., NetRefer, OzoGroup of Companies Ltd, Parallels Malta, Pharma MT Ltd, STM Malta Trust and Company Management Limited, Wasteserv Malta Limited.

The awards’ core purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe.

In the 2015/16 competition, all EU member markets were represented plus Turkey, Norway, Switzerland, Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Their combined revenue exceeded €1.2 trillion employing over 2.5 million people.

RSM is the sixth largest network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms worldwide and has supported the awards since their inception.

RSM in Malta, which employs 120 staff members across audit, advisory and business service lines, will be moving to new premises in Żebbuġ.

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