DUBROVNIK: Inclusion Housing is celebrating after being named The Business of the Year Award (T/O €0-25m) winner in the 2016/17 European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM, at an exclusive awards ceremony in Dubrovnik attended by prominent businesses leaders and European Ambassadors.
Inclusion Housing, based in York, is a Social Enterprise working across England and Wales in partnership with an array of funders, carers and developers to provide specialised supported housing. They have a variety of supported living schemes designed to meet a range of housing needs for adults with learning disabilities, mental ill-health, acquired brain injuries, physical & sensory disabilities and Extra Care, including a specialist dementia scheme.
Neil Brown, Chief Executive, who received the award said “I’m delighted and very proud that Inclusion is the Best Small business in Europe. We are a great business doing great things; thanks to the judges for recognising this.”
The European Business Awards is widely recognised as the showcase for Europe’s most dynamic companies. Inclusion achieved success after a year-long journey in Europe’s biggest and most prestigious business competition, which this year engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries and generated almost 250,000 votes from across the globe in its public vote.
Business VIPs presented trophies to the 11 category winners of the competition
Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: “These companies are Europe’s best. They demonstrate innovation, ethics and financial success and are brilliant examples of the growth potential for European business in a competitive global marketplace. Together they are creating a better future for us all.”
Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International, the sixth largest global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, and long-term sponsors of the awards, said: “At RSM, we believe it is important to champion business excellence as successful and thriving companies are an integral force in driving growth and stimulating economies. The Ruban D’Honneur recipients and overall category winners have demonstrated extraordinary entrepreneurialism, innovation, leadership and business acumen. All those involved are a credit to their country and we wish them every success for the future.”
The RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award – Vicente Berbegal Pérez, Actui – Spain
The Award for Environmental and Corporate Sustainability – VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG – Germany
The Business of the Year Award (T/O €0-25m) – Inclusion Housing – United Kingdom
The Business of the Year Award (T/O €26-150m) – True Potential LLP – United Kingdom
The Business of the Year Award (T/O €150m+) hosted by Sysdoc – AB Vassilopoulos – Greece
The ELITE Award for Growth Strategy of the Year – MARINE INSTRUMENTS S.A. – Spain
The Award for Customer Focus – Leroy Merlin España SLU – Spain
The Employer of the Year Award – Chas Visual Management AB – Sweden
The Import/Export Award – Alion Vegetables & Fruit Co Ltd – Cyprus
The Award for Innovation – Tangle Teezer – United Kingdom
The Chairman’s Selection Award – RINGANA – Austria
European Public Champion – The Insiders – Belgium
Lifetime Achievement Award – Vjekoslav Majetic, – DOK-ING d.o.o – Croatia
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 636 National Champions and 110 Ruban d’Honneur recipients before reaching the final.
All EU member markets were represented in the competition plus Iceland, Turkey, Norway, Switzerland, Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
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