Vote now and choose the national public champion for Czech republic in a Europe-wide public vote

RSM today calls for everyone in Czech Republic to vote for their favourite business out of 20 of NCs and help decide who will become the National ‘Public’ Champion for Czech Republic in this year’s European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM.

The companies, already named as National Champions in the independently judged part of the competition, have posted videos of their company online at the European Business Awards website: showcasing their business success to the public.

The National Public Champion will be the company with the most votes when the first stage of the public vote closes on 26 February. All of the Public Champions from the 32 countries taking part in the Awards will be announced on 7 March 2016.

Monika Marečková, Managing Partner says: “It is great to see so many fantastic companies from Czech Republic at this stage in the competition. It is hugely important that we show our support for Czech Republic businesses by casting your vote to help decide the winner.”

The second public vote will see all of the 32 National Public Champions compete against each other to become the overall European Public Champion. The voting for this takes place between 7 March and 26 April 2016, and the result will be announced at the European Business Awards Gala event in June 2016.

Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM, the seventh largest global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, said: “The videos provide a fascinating insight into some of Europe’s most innovative and inspiring businesses. With over 170,000 votes cast last year, the public voting stage provides a great opportunity for these companies to showcase their achievements to a wider audience. Good luck to everyone in this round of the competition.”

Separately, the independent judging panel in the European Business Awards will review and score all the video entries plus written entries and select a final top 110 Ruban d’Honneur recipients who will face the judging panels in the final stage of the competition. The overall winner from each category will then be announced at the same time as the European Public Champion at the Gala Event in June.

The European Business Awards was created to recognise and promote business success and support the development of a stronger business community throughout Europe. Additional sponsors and partners of the Awards include ELITE, the UKTI and PR Newswire.

In the 2014/15 competition, all EU member markets were represented plus Turkey, Norway, Switzerland, Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Their combined revenue exceeded €1.5 trillion, and together they generated profits of over 60 billion Euros.

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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 of the citizens of Europe, our 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.

About RSM

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.

In September 2014, RSM was awarded the prestigious Network of the Year 2014 award at the International Accounting Bulletin annual awards. The award recognises networks that have demonstrated strong growth and operational excellence over the past 12 months.

RSM is the lead sponsor and corporate champion of the European Business Awards promoting commercial excellence and recognition of entrepreneurial brilliance

RSM is a member of the Forum of Firms, with the shared objective to promote consistent and high quality standards of financial and auditing practices worldwide.

RSM is the brand used by a network of independent accounting and advisory firms each of which practices in its own right. RSM International Limited does not itself provide any accounting and advisory services. Member firms are driven by a common vision of providing high quality professional services, both in their domestic markets and in serving the international professional service needs of their client base.