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Company Shop Honoured In Final Of The European Business Awards 2016/17


10/05/2017


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Company Shop has been honoured in the Grand Final of this year’s European Business Awards sponsored by RSM, at an exclusive awards ceremony held in Dubrovnik and attended by prominent businesses leaders and European ambassadors on the 4th May.

Company Shop Honoured In Final Of The European Business Awards 2016/17

Company Shop has been honoured in the Grand Final of this year’s European Business Awards sponsored by RSM, at an exclusive awards ceremony held in Dubrovnik and attended by prominent businesses leaders and European ambassadors on the 4th May.

Company Shop was awarded as one of the top ten in Europe for the Environmental and Corporate Sustainability award and the honour comes at the end of a year-long journey which began when the competition engaged with over 33,000 companies from 34 countries at the entry stage in spring last year.

Over the last year, Company Shop has celebrated being chosen as a National Champion, has taken part in a public vote that generated almost 250,000 votes from people across the globe, and was named a Ruban d’Honneur finalist in February. For being one of the top ten in its field, Company Shop was honoured at the Gala ceremony which celebrated Europe’s best.

The European Business Awards aim to celebrate and promote business excellence, and support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe.

Company Shop is the UK’s largest redistributor of surplus food, preventing some 46 million products from going to landfill every year. The organisation takes food from retailers, manufacturers and brands, that is perfectly good to eat, but for a number of reasons can’t be sold on supermarket shelves. Company Shop’s members are able to buy this wholesome food at a fraction of the recommended retail price.

John Marren, Founder and Chairman of Company Shop, said:

“Company Shop champions a profit and purpose approach, so we were absolutely thrilled to be recognised as one of the top businesses in Europe for environmental and corporate sustainability. This is a major accolade for us and it was brilliant to be flying the flag for the UK on the international stage.”

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said:

"These companies are Europe's best. They demonstrate innovation, ethics and financial success and are brilliant examples of the growth potential for European business in a competitive global marketplace. Together they are creating a better future for us all. Huge congratulations to Company Shop for their success.”

Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International, the sixth largest global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, and long-term sponsors of the awards, said:

"At RSM, we believe it is important to champion business excellence as successful and thriving companies are an integral force in driving growth and stimulating economies. The Ruban D’Honneur recipients and overall category winners have demonstrated extraordinary entrepreneurialism, innovation, leadership and business acumen. All those involved are a credit to their country and we wish them every success for the future.”