David Holender, Vaimo's CEO and Co-Founder, and Krister Lenman, Vaimo's CFO, traveled to Oslo, Norway, on November 25th, 2015 to celebrate with other National Champions of European Business Awards from Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. Vaimo was named as one of the National Champions of Sweden in this year's competition.
Almost all of the National Champions from the three northern European countries attended the event, where they all received European Business Award certificates. A board of independent judges, which included leaders from the business and academic world, elected 678 National Champions from 33 countries in Europe from the original 32,000 applicants at the initial stage of the competition. The European Business Awards experienced a 33% increase in applicants from last year and saw the greatest number of applicants yet in the course of the 9 years the business recognition programme has existed.
In the next stage of the competition, which is already in process and due at the beginning of December 2015, involves each of the chosen National Champions to prepare a video in which they share their story and reason for success. The panel of judges will then select the winners from this group to receive the ‘Ruban d’Honneur’ status and to move on to the final round in June 2016. The National Champion videos will be made available to the public on the European Business Awards website as part of a public vote, which will designate the National Public Champions for each individual country in the first round of voting and then the European Public Champion in the second round. The videos will be available online and open for voting on January 11th, 2016.
The European Business Awards aims to encourage the growth of a stronger European business community and was established to reward success and best practice within companies of all sizes and in differing fields.
"It was a delight to meet with the other candidates from Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. The time spent at the event with potential clients, business partners and note-worthy individuals was invaluable for us and we shared a unique experience with everyone." - David Holender, CEO & Co-Founder at Vaimo
More information about the celebrations and the National Business Awards competition can be found here. Photos from the event featuring National Champions from Sweden, Norway, and Denmark can be found here.