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. We aim to continuously raise the standard benchmark for business excellence across Europe. Being one of the few companies that actually make it through to this stage of being selected from a pool of several thousand brilliant companies makes it a real achievement. I am sure all of us are looking forward to see if we can progress on the European level, and put Malta on the map” 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, bet 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.
About KPMG Crimsonwing
KPMG Crimsonwing is an international business & IT solutions provider that supports organisations in business transformations enabled by technology. Our work focuses on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), eCommerce and IT integration. Using our business and IT expertise we can help automate and transform organisations with the established business technology solutions of Microsoft, Intershop and Magento and a wide range of professional services.
KPMG Crimsonwing consists of more than 350 skilled employees, offers 24/7 support services and has a near-shore centre in Malta. Together with KPMG’s global network of member firms clients can benefit from a broad professional palette of business services, enabled by technology.
About the European Business Awards
The European Business Awards head sponsored by HSBC, sponsored by RSM International, Infosys and in association with UKTI, is an independent Awards programme designed to recognise and promote excellence, best practice and innovation in the European business community, in line with the broad aims of the European Union and business representative groups across the member states. The Awards highlight and promote examples of individuals and organisations that achieve outstanding results across a variety of disciplines – from environmental concern to customer focus – results that set them apart as leaders in Europe. The Awards programme is open to large multi-nationals, medium-sized businesses, and fast growing small businesses, representing all sectors and all countries of the European Union. This year the Awards team have engaged with over 15,000 companies in 30 countries.