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Edge Hill University is competing in a public vote for the coveted title of Public Champion in the European Business Awards.

At a ceremony at the London Stock Exchange this week, the University was awarded National Champion for the United Kingdom in the Employer of the Year category and it has now made a video, explaining its unique story and business successes which is available to view online as part of the voting process.

european-business-awardsThe European Business Awards, is a prestigious competition celebrating the most innovative organisations and supporting the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe.

This year, over 32,000 businesses from 32 European countries were entered and 678 companies from across Europe have been selected as National Champions.

 

Edge Hill University has been providing higher education for 130 years, and last year won University of the Year, the most prestigious award in the sector given by the Times Higher Education.  The University has been awarded recognition for providing a happy and supportive workplace environment, after being voted the Best University Workplace in 2015, and featured in the top 20 in the Sunday Times Best Places to Work.

Mark Allanson, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Edge Hill University, said:

“Being selected to represent the United Kingdom as a National Champion is an honour, but now we have the opportunity to be voted as a public champion and raise awareness of the University and what makes Edge Hill special to a European-wide audience.”

The University is competing against all other UK National Champions for the public vote, and the business who receives the most votes will be named ‘National Public Champion’ for the UK on 7th March 2016.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards says: “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.”

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 competition, sponsored by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), RSM, the seventh largest audit, tax and advisory network worldwide,  Elite, a service for SMEs and PRNewswire, a news distribution service,  is now in its ninth year and supported by industry experts, academics, media and political representatives from across Europe.

To vote for Edge Hill University, please click here. Voting is open until Friday 26th February.