Europe’s best businesses published in first ever ‘ONES TO WATCH’ list

The best businesses in 34 European countries have been named today as ‘Ones to Watch’ by the European Business Awards sponsored by RSM.


The ‘Ones to Watch’ for each of the 34 countries can be found at


To make it on to the ‘Ones to Watch’ list companies will have demonstrated exceptional achievement in one of the 12 European Business Awards’ categories and reflect the programme’s core values of innovation, success and ethics.


Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards, Europe’s largest business competition now in its 11th year, said: “We wanted to expand on what we have done in the past and recognise more widely the many incredible business success stories from across Europe.”


He continued: “The talent, dedication and innovation at the heart of these companies creates jobs and opportunity, and their success drives their country’s prosperity. The ‘Ones to Watch’ lists will set a benchmark of success for the European business community.”


Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM, the sixth largest global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, and long-term sponsors of the Awards, said: “To be listed as a ‘Ones to Watch’ is a real accolade. At RSM we work with companies across Europe and beyond, advising them on all areas of their business and we are passionate about encouraging success and prosperity. We wish these dynamic companies every success in the future.”


Companies on the ‘Ones to Watch’ list come from all sectors; from manufacturing to retail, agriculture to technology, and all sizes; from start-ups to billion euro businesses.


Each company on the list will have the opportunity to compete in one of the 12 categories of the European Business Awards to become a National Winner in their country. If successful, they will then take part in the grand final in May 2018, where the final 12 European winners will be announced. They will also have the chance to enter a public vote, which engages with people from across the globe, promoting their business to new markets and potential customers.


The Awards Categories for 2017-2018:

1- The RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award

2- The ELITE Award for Growth Strategy of the Year

3- The Award for Innovation

4- The Award for International Expansion

5- The Social Responsibility and Environmental Awareness Award

6- The New Business of The Year Award

7- The Workplace and People Development Award

8- The Customer and Market Engagement Award

9- The Digital Technology Award

10- The Business of the Year Award with Turnover € 0 – 25M

11- The Business of the Year Award with Turnover €26M – 150M

12- The Business of the Year Award with Turnover €150M +