Edge Hill University has today been named as a National Champion for the United Kingdom in the ‘Employer of the Year’ category of The European Business Awards.

This prestigious competition, now in its ninth year, is supported by businesses leaders, academics, media and political representatives from across Europe. This year over 32,000 businesses from 33 European countries applied and 678 companies from across Europe have been named today as National Champions; going through to the second phase of the competition.

Dr John Cater, Vice-Chancellor of Edge Hill University said: “I’m very proud that Edge Hill

Dr John Cater

Dr John Cater

has been selected to represent the United Kingdom as a National Champion, in a year which has also seen the University named Times Higher Education University of the Year and Best University Workplace. The European Business Awards are widely recognised as the showcase for Europe’s most dynamic organisations and we are now looking forward to the next round of the judging process where we can explain what makes Edge Hill special in more depth.”

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: “Congratulations to Edge Hill University and all the companies that have been selected to represent their country as National Champions, they play an important part in creating a stronger business community.”

European Business Awards portraitThe next round requires the National Champions to make a presentation video, telling their unique story and explaining their business success. The judges will view all of the National Champions’ videos, and award the best of this group the coveted ‘Ruban d’Honneur’ status. Ruban d’Honneur recipients will then go on to be part of the grand final in 2016.

Separately, the National Champion videos will be made public on the European Business Awards website www.businessawardseurope.com as part of a two stage public vote, which will decide the ‘National Public Champions’ for each country. Last year over 170,000 votes were cast as companies from across Europe were publicly supported by their clients, staff and peers, as well as the general public.

Supported since their inception by lead sponsor and promoter RSM, the seventh largest audit, tax and advisory network worldwide with a major presence across Europe, the European Business Awards was set up to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe.

In the 2014/15 competition, all EU member markets were represented plus Turkey, Norway, Switzerland, Serbia, Croatia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Their combined revenue exceeded €1.5 trillion, and together they generated profits of over 60 billion Euros and employ over 2.5 million people.

Further information about the European Business Awards is available here