AquaBioTech of Malta has won the Germany Trade & Invest Award for Inter-national Expansion at the grand final of the European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM in Warsaw, Poland.

AquaBioTech achieved success after a year-long journey in Europe’s biggest and most prestigious business competition. This year’s programme analysed 112,000 companies from 34 countries, spanning a wide range of industries and sectors.

Over 450 successful business leaders from across Europe came together with politicians, ambassadors and academics to celebrate the remarkable business achievement on show.

VIPs presented the trophies to the 12 category winners after a final live judging session, and a further award was given to the European Public Champion, the overall winner of the public vote.  

While congratulating Aqua­BioTech on its achievement, RSM Malta managing partner Maria Micallef said: “As one of Malta’s leading audit, tax and advisory firms we are delighted to have facilitated AquaBioTech participation in the European Business Awards. Our country boasts a wide range of talented economic players and our role in the European Business Awards is to encourage local firms to come forward and showcase their success on one of the largest European recognition platforms with an opportunity to gain visibility, credibility and recognition for their hard work.”

Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International, long-term sponsors of the awards, said: “At RSM, we believe it is important to support and champion business growth in Europe. The successful companies at this event are a showcase of extraordinary entrepreneurialism, innovation and leadership and are each playing a part in driving growth in their economies. All those involved are a credit to their country and we wish them every success for the future.”

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards, added: “These companies are the gold standard for business excellence. They are also powerful examples of the growth potential for European business in today’s highly-competitive global marketplace. They deserve their success and we wish them well.” 

The business competition began last year. Of the 112,000, 2,898 businesses were then named ‘Ones to Watch’ in a list of business excellence published in December. After a further review from a panel of independent judges, 289 companies were announced as national winners for their countries and finalists for the competition.

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