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31 Irish firms Champions in Europe award

Thursday, September 04 14:41:11

31 businesses from Ireland have today been named National Champions in The European Business Awards sponsored by RSM International.

They will now go through to the second phase of this prestigious competition.

One of the qualifiers is Clonmel-based Trustwater, a market leader of alternative cleaning and disinfection solutions that has spent the last ten years developing innovative applications with widespread use in the Food and Beverage and Healthcare markets.

Edmond O'Reilly, CEO and Founder of Trustwater said, "We're very proud to be selected to represent Ireland as a National Champion alongside other Irish companies such as Dawn Meats, OSG Group and Version1. The European Business Awards is widely recognised as the showcase for Europe's most dynamic companies and we are now looking forward to the next round of the judging process where we can showcase the benefits and the results achieved to date by using our advanced technology."

In total, 550 companies, across 33 European countries have been named as National Champions.

A panel of independent judges, including senior academic and business leaders, selected the National Champions after the European Business Awards engaged with over 24,000 companies this year, a 40pc increase from last year and a record-breaking number for the competition now in its eighth year.

Many of the categories saw an increase, with key increases in the Business of the Year Award category in the two turnover brackets of E0-25m and E150m or higher, and the RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The top three sectors represented this year are IT Technology, Manufacturing and Food and Drink.

Aidan Scollard, Partner responsible for the European Business Awards at RSM Farrell Grant Sparks said: "Well done to the 31 businesses in Ireland who have made it through to the National Champion stage! The calibre of all of this years' entrants from Ireland was particularly impressive which is testament to their innovative approach and entrepreneurial spirit in business."

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