etRefer is one of only 110 finalists announced after over 33,000 businesses were engaged in the competition, and was chosen by a panel of independent judges because it displayed the core values of innovation, ethics and success.
The company will now undertake an in depth face-to-face interview, and will find out if it is a winner of one of the 11 categories at a Gala Final on May 4 in Dubrovnik.
Timothy Buttigieg, COO of NetRefer said, “We are proud to be the recipient of the Ruban d’Honneur award. At NetRefer we constantly strive to create value for our clients placing them at the heart of the business.”
The European Business Awards was set up to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe.
Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards commented, “To survive in this economic climate is hard enough, so to innovate, prosper and grow as this year’s Ruban D’Honneur recipients have is truly remarkable. Europe needs more companies like these. Well done to them all.”
NetRefer is also taking part in ‘The Public Vote’, where the public choose ‘National Public Champions’ for each country. To vote for them go to: www.businessawardeurope.com. The company with the most votes in each country wins and will be announced on 6 March.
An elite panel of judges including leading business figures, academics, entrepreneurs, thought leaders and political leaders presides over the judging process, previous support has been provided by:
Karel De Gucht (former EU Trade Commissioner)
Yves Leterme (former Belgian Prime Minister)
Jose Aznar (former Prime Minister of Spain)
Arnold Rüütel (former Prime Minister of Estonia)
Emil Constantinescu (former President of Romania)
Petar Stoyanov (former President of Bulgaria)
Isidoro Unda (CEO of Atradius)
Peter Brabeck-Lethmathe (former CEO of Nestle)
Gilbert Ghostine (Managing Director of Diageo Continental Europe)
Judges are allocated specific panels and represent different nationalities who are naturally well versed in the cultural aspects of each of the finalists’ countries. The judges are fully independent and receive no personal or financial benefit from their participation, other than first-hand experience of finalists’ success stories, and the opportunity to influence, encourage and promote the highest standards of business.