Saongroup.com has been chosen as a National Champion for Ireland in the category of International Growth Strategy of the Year 2012/13, one of eleven European Business Awards which celebrate the most innovative businesses across the continent, showcasing the best companies in 30 European countries.
This category award recognises the organisation with the best international organic growth strategy which has achieved outstanding levels of sales, profit and market share improvement.
Ciaran McCooey, CEO, Saongroup.com said: “We are very pleased to be selected to represent Ireland as a National Champion, as the European Business Awards are widely recognised as a showcase for Europe’s most dynamic companies. Awards like these are a wonderful acknowledgement for any company and validate the drive and determination of the team behind the business. We are now looking forward to the next round of the judging process, where we can demonstrate the successful expansion of our business in China and other international markets.”
Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards says, “This year, the video element of the awards has allowed our panel of expert judges to gain a much deeper understanding of the business strategies of all the National Finalists. It is because of this that the judging has been particularly tough and this year, perhaps more than ever before, it is an exceptional accolade to be picked as a National Champion. Together with our sponsors and supporters we’re looking forward to seeing Saongroup.com in the next round.”
Between now and January 2013, National Champions will be reassessed by a third panel of judges made up of Europe-wide business leaders, academics and entrepreneurs who will award the top organisations the coveted Ruban d’Honneur status. Finally, after face-to-face presentations, the Ruban d’Honneur recipients will be honoured and the names of the overall winners will be revealed at a Gala awards ceremony in April 2013.