Ceramic tableware manufacturer Steelite International will compete for the title of ‘National Public Champion’ in this year’s European Business Awards, a competition supported by business leaders, academics, media and political representatives from across Europe, 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, giving an insight into the story of its business and its success through its people.
Competing against all other country National Champions for the public vote, the company with the most votes will be named ‘National Public Champion’ for the UK on 7 March.
The first phase of the online voting is open from 11 January to 26 February 2016.
Sophie Attwood, group PR executive for Steelite International commented: “With just over 7 weeks for people to vote online for their favourite company, we are hoping that the public will watch our video, recognise our pride in flying the flag for the UK and vote for us.
“The public vote means a great deal to the business as it is a way of not only sharing the story of our success but formalising our appreciation of everyone who has played a part in that.”
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 7 March and 26 April, and the result will be announced at the European Business Awards Gala event in June 2016.
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.