Malta among finalists for European Business Awards 2015/16

Europe’s 12 best businesses are celebrating after being named winners in the 2015/16 European Business Awards

Europe’s 12 best businesses are celebrating after being named winners in the 2015/16 European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM, at an exclusive awards ceremony in Milan on Friday 17th June attended by prominent businesses leaders, European ambassadors and government ministers.

The winning businesses achieved their success after a 16-month long journey in Europe’s biggest business competition, which this year engaged with over 32,000 businesses and generated over 227,000 votes from across the globe in its public vote.

Six Maltese finalists competed in the European Business Awards for the Business of the Year Award, the RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the ELITE Award for Growth Strategy of the Year.

The six Maltese companies are 2xSoftware, AquaBioTech Group, B2B Gaming Services Ltd, BRND WGN CO LTD, Medserv plc and OzoSystem Ltd who were crowned National Champions for Malta.

"RSM Malta is honoured to have assisted 6 Maltese companies to reach the EBA finals, including Malta’s National Public Champion OzoSystem Ltd. We believe that supporting companies in their quest for excellence is perfectly in line with our ambition to become the advisor of choice for growth focused, entrepreneurial small and medium enterprises. Our team helps companies move forward with confidence, positioning them for more success,” Maria Micallef, managing partner of RSM in Malta said.

"The calibre of this year's competition finalists is outstanding. The extraordinary entrepreneurialism, innovation, leadership and business acumen demonstrated by the Ruban D'Honneur recipients and the overall category winners shows how much can be achieved in challenging market conditions. All those involved are a credit to their country and we wish them every success for the future,” Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM, the 6th largest network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms said.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards, added that these fantastic businesses are the best of the best.

“They demonstrate agility and adaptability, innovation and financial success and are creating strong growth opportunities in a competitive global marketplace. 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 678 National Champions and 110 Ruban d’Honneur recipients before reaching the final. 

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.

Supported since their inception by lead sponsor and promoter RSM, the European Business Awards’ is now in its 10th year and its primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. Additional sponsors and partners of the Awards include UK Trade and Investment, ELITE and PR Newswire.

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The Winners




The RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award


Ireland (Republic)

The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of €0-25m

Clio Online


The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of €26-150m

Grup Ametller


The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of €150m or higher

Figeac Aero


The Award for Customer Focus

Bel Medic


The Import/Export Award

Mycronic AB


The ELITE Award for Growth Strategy of the Year

Nef-Timur Real Estate Development


The Employer of the Year Award



The Chairman's Selection Category

Science4you S.A.


The Award for Environmental & Corporate Sustainability

Wyke Farms

United Kingdom

The UKTI Award for Innovation



Lifetime Achievment Award Winner

Roberto Polillo


European Public Champion