London/Zagreb, 26 May 2015 – At an exclusive awards ceremony in London last night attended by leading business leaders, politicians, ambassadors and academics from across Europe, businesses were celebrating after being honored at the 2014/2015 European Business Awards sponsored by RSM.
DOK-ING, the only SME and company from CROATIA, had earlier been chosen as one of 110 businesses nominated for the Ruban d'Honneurs award, showing extraordinary entrepreneurialism, innovation and business success. Yesterday, DOK-ING received „The Business of the Year Award (turnover €0-25m) and was chosen as the best among 10 European companies in its category.
Out of 24,000 business from every corner of Europe, 13 businesses were honored in one of the largest and challenging business competitions in Europe which attracted and generated over 170,000 votes during a span of 16 months. Business VIPs presented the awards to the 11 category winners of the competition, as well as the ‘European Public Champion’ and the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award.
On DOK-INGs behalf, the award has been accepted by Ana Majetić, the youngest Member of the Management Board. The European Business Award is the first such award earned by DOK-ING through innovative R&D, financial results and ethical standards of sustainable development.
Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards, added: “These brilliant businesses are the best of the best. They are adapting, innovating, achieving financial success and creating strong growth opportunities. Together they are forging a stronger business community in Europe and creating a better future for us all.”
The 11 category winners went through a process of written submissions, video entry judging and face-to-face interviews, and were shortlisted as one of 709 National Champions and 110 Ruban d’Honneur recipients before reaching the final. I n the 2014/15 competition, all EU member markets were represented to include Turkey, Norway, Switzerland, Serbia, and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The combined revenue of the entrants exceeded €1.5 trillion, and together they generated profits of over €60 billion and employ over 2.5 million.