On Wednesday, 4th May 2011, the European Business Awards, sponsored by HSBC, announced that KPMG Crimsonwing successfully accomplished the first round of the selection process in the competition and will represent Malta in this year’s prestigious programme. KPMG Crimsonwing, the international IT solutions provider, was able to win over the many competitors who have all submitted high quality applications and got selected as one of the 15 Maltese Country Representatives. After completing the first round, KPMG Crimsonwing now aims to win the coveted Ruban d’Honneur, which would bring them one step closer to winning the Customer Focus Award. Final category Award winners will be unveiled in Barcelona on 22nd November 2011.
“At KPMG Crimsonwing, we are delighted to have been chosen as one of the companies representing Malta, and particularly in the customer focus category. We work hard to service our international clients and to be selected from a pool of many excellent companies makes it a real achievement. We hope to progress to help spread the word about Malta providing a great centre for customer service“, said David Walsh, CEO at KPMG Crimsonwing.
KPMG Crimsonwing was able to demonstrate that it is one of Europe’s brightest businesses actively practicing the core principles of the EBAs: business excellence, best practice and innovation. Due to the quality of the entrants and the rigor of the judging process, those who are selected to represent their country, receive a Ruban d’Honneur or secure the ultimate accolade of winning a European Business Award are seen as exceptional European businesses.
John Casey, HSBC Head of Commercial Banking Europe, commented: “The European Business Awards provide a perfect opportunity to recognise the best of European business and their successes over the past twelve months. These companies have displayed an impressive ability to thrive despite challenging economic conditions, pursuing growth and creating prosperity. Their recognition is highly deserved, and through the European Business Awards their success – and the stories behind that – can be shared across the wider business community. We look forward to celebrating alongside these inspirational businesses and wish them every success at the next stage of judging.”
The Country Representatives will now be judged by an eminent panel of economists, academics, business leaders, politicians and media owners. They will evaluate the entries and select the top 100 scoring companies to become Ruban d’Honneur recipients, to be announced on 28th July.