Tailoring business Charles Tyrwhitt, maternity retailer Jojo Maman Bébé and Marks & Spencer are among those shortlisted for the European Business Awards and have been given a Ruban d’Honneur for being finalists in the competition.
In total, 110 Ruban d’Honneur recipients - including 16 from the UK - were chosen from a pool of 709 ‘national champions’ by a panel of European business and political leaders, academics and entrepreneurs.
Charles Tyrwhitt and Jojo Maman Bébé were shortlisted for the RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award, while Marks & Spencer was shortlisted for the Award for Environmental and Corporate Sustainability.
Adrian Tripp, chief executive of the European Business Awards, said: “To survive in this economic climate is hard enough, so to innovate, prosper and expand in the way this year’s Ruban D’Honneur recipients have is truly remarkable. Europe needs more companies like these. Well done to them all.”
Running alongside the competition’s internal judging process is a public vote which will decide the ‘public champions’ of the competition. National winners of the public vote will be revealed on March 3.