TOMRAÂ has been named Winner of The Business of the Year Award with Turnover of â‚¬150m or higher in the Grand Final of this yearâ€™s European Business Awards at an awards ceremony held in Warsaw, Poland on May 23, 2018
Over 450 business leaders from across Europe came together at the two-day event with politicians, ambassadors and academics to celebrate the business achievements of the companies competing in the final stage of Europe’s biggest and most prestigious business competition.
TOMRA was named one of 13 winners following a final live judging session. The competition began last year with over 112,000 business from 34 countries initially considered. After evaluating this initial group, 2,898 businesses were selected as “Ones to Watch” in December, and after a further review from a panel of independent judges, 289 companies were announced as “National Winners” and finalists in the competition.
After accepting the award at the Grand Final, TOMRA VP Head of Group Brand and Corporate Communication/Marketing, Lorraine Dundon, said: “It’s an honor to accept this fantastic award on behalf of all my colleagues. Considering the incredible amount of work that the EBA organization and sponsors have put into the review process, it is truly an amazing accolade for our company.”
TOMRA President and CEO Stefan Ranstrand said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have won this prestigious award for the second time in the past three years. This achievement I think really confirms that the work we are doing is delivering tangible and important benefits for our customers, partners, employees, shareholders and society. We are extremely proud to have received this recognition, and look forward to what we can achieve going forward by developing innovative solutions that contribute to sustainable growth and a better environment. I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the winners in this competition for their business achievements, with a special nod to our fellow Norwegian winners, Bonum and Aker BioMarine.”
The European Business Awards’ primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. Sponsors and partners include RSM, ELITE, Germany Trade & Invest, PR Newswire and Bureau Van Dijk.
Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: "Our winners are the gold standard for business excellence. They are also powerful examples of the growth potential for European business in today’s highly competitive global marketplace."
Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International, long-term sponsors of the awards, said: "At RSM, we believe it is important to support and champion business growth in Europe. The successful companies at this event are a showcase of extraordinary entrepreneurialism, innovation and leadership and are each playing a part in driving growth in their economies. All those involved are a credit to their country and we wish them every success for the future.”
Accepting the award for TOMRA was (left) Lorraine Dundon, Vice President, Head of Group Brand and Corporate Communication/Marketing, and Elisabet Sandnes, Senior Vice President, Head of Group Strategy and Investor Relations. Presenting the award was EBA judge Luc Bardin, Chairman, Strategic Partnering Ltd.