PARIS, January 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
The best businesses from France have been honoured at an exclusive event held in Paris for The European Business Awards sponsored by RSM.
The 31 companies from across France were chosen as 'National Champions' by a panel of independent judges, including senior businesses and academic leaders.
At the event, attendees had the chance to speak to leading businesses in their field and hear from guest speakers including Luc Bardin, Chairman, Strategic Partnering Ltd.
The Paris event is the fifth in a series of events taking place across Europe to celebrate the 678 National Champions from 32 different countries. Future events will be held in Austria, Greece, Cyprus, Germany and Brussels.
Jean-Michel Picaud, President of RSM France, said: "France is home to some truly exciting and entrepreneurial businesses, which we are delighted to champion and support. We wish the National Champions every success for their businesses in the future. Please also vote for your favourite French company by visiting http://www.businessawardseurope.com to choose a National Public Champion for France."
All the National Champions have made a presentation video, telling their unique story and explaining their business success. The videos have been posted on the European Business Awards website http://www.businessawardseurope.com as part of a public vote that will decide the National 'Public' Champions for each country. Public voting closes on 26th February 2016.
Separately, the panel of independent judges will award the best of this group the coveted 'Ruban d'Honneur' status. Ruban d'Honneur recipients will then go on to be part of the grand finale in June 2016.
The European Business Awards engaged with over 32,000 companies from 33 countries this year, a 33% increase from last year, and a record-breaking number for the competition now in its ninth year.
The competition was created to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. Additional sponsors and partners of the Awards include ELITE, the UKTI and PR Newswire.
About the European Business Awards:
The European Business Awards' primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe.
For all citizens of Europe, prosperity, social and healthcare systems are reliant on businesses creating an even stronger, more innovative, successful, international and ethical business community - one that forms the beating heart of an increasingly globalised economy.
The European Business Awards programme serves the European business community in three ways:
• It celebrates and endorses individuals' and organisations' success
• It provides and promotes examples of excellence for the business community to aspire to
• It engages with the European business community to create debate on key issues
The European Business Awards is now in its 9th year. It attracted over 24,000 businesses to the competition last year and in the public vote generated over 170,000 votes from across Europe.
RSM is the seventh largest network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, encompassing over 120 countries, 740 offices and more than 37,500 people internationally. The network's total fee income is US$4.4 billion.
SOURCE European Business Awards