HappyOrNot Ltd. from Finland will today compete for the title of ‘National Public Champion’ in this year’s European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM, as the public vote opens for the first time.
The company, already named as one of the National Champions in the independently judged part of the competition, has posted a video of its company online at www.businessawardseurope.com giving a powerful insight into the story of their business and its success.
Competing against all other country National Champions for the public vote, the company with the most votes will be named ‘National Public Champion’ for Finland on 7th March 2016. The first phase of the online voting is open from 11 January to 26 February 2016.
Heikki Väänänen, CEO & Co-Founder, HappyOrNot:
“With just over seven weeks for people to vote online for their favourite company, we are hoping that the public will watch our video and vote for us. We strive to make people happier every day, and it would make us very happy to be Finland’s National Champion. The public vote is very important as it is the feedback of our customers, clients, and peers on their approval of our success.”
The second public vote will see all of the National Public Champions from 32 different countries compete against each other to become the overall European Public Champion. The voting for this takes place between 7th March and 26th April 2016, and the result will be announced at the European Business Awards Gala event in June 2016.
Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards:
“Last year the public vote generated over 170,000 votes from across the world. It is a very important part of the Awards as it gives these entrepreneurial companies another way of showcasing their achievements.
“So we ask everyone wanting to support their country or business in general to take some time, watch the videos, and cast their vote.”
Separately, the independent judging panel in the European Business Awards will review and score all the video entries plus written entries and select a final top 110 Ruban d’Honneur recipients who will face the judging panels in the final stage of the competition. The overall winner from each category will then be announced at the same time as the European Public Champion at the Gala Event in June.
The European Business Awards was created to recognise and promote business success and support the development of a stronger business community throughout Europe. Additional sponsors and partners of the Awards include ELITE, the UKTI and PR Newswire.
In the 2014/15 competition, all EU member markets were represented plus Turkey, Norway, Switzerland, Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Their combined revenue exceeded €1.5 trillion, and together they generated profits of over 60 billion Euros.
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About the European Business Awards
The European Business Awards’ primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe.
For all of the citizens of Europe, our prosperity, social and healthcare systems are reliant on businesses creating an even stronger, more innovative, successful, international and ethical business community – one that forms the beating heart of an increasingly globalised economy.
The European Business Awards programme serves the European business community in three ways:
- It celebrates and endorses individuals’ and organisations’ success
- It provides and promotes examples of excellence for the business community to aspire to
- It engages with the European business community to create debate on key issues
The European Business Awards is now in its 9th year. It attracted over 24,000 businesses to the competition last year and in the public vote generated over 170,000 votes from across Europe.
HappyOrNot® helps its clients to develop their service experience and sales through continuous monitoring and reporting on customer satisfaction levels. We serve such sectors as retail, traveling and transportation, outsourcing services, healthcare and wellbeing, HoReCa, financial services, automotive, and public and governmental services. HappyOrNot has received several awards and recognition by major medias such as Daily Finance and USA Today, and featured on Fox Business, Bloomberg International, and CNBC. HappyOrNot is currently being used by over 2,000 retail and service chain organizations across 70 countries.
Visit www.happy-or-not.com to learn more.