The European Business Awards has named Stephens Scown LLP as one of its national champions for the 2016/7 competition. The awards are Europe’s largest business competition and is set up to celebrate business excellence and best practice in the European business community.
The Awards, now in its 10th year, is supported by business leaders, academics and political representatives from across Europe, and this year engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries.
Stephens Scown has been chosen to represent the UK in the customer focus category after the first phase of judging by an independent panel. They were evaluated on the core EBA values of innovation, ethics and success and will now go through to the second stage of the competition, which includes a video and a public vote.
Stephens Scown has revolutionised its approach to client service, with new initiatives including an IPhone App for clients, family friendly client meeting rooms with video games for children and marketing campaigns to support its clients, including a buy local milk campaign.
Robert Camp, Stephens Scown’s managing partner said: “We’re very proud to be selected to represent the UK as a National Champion. The European Business Awards is widely recognised as the showcase for Europe’s most dynamic companies and we are proud to be recognised at this level. Client service is at the heart of everything we do at Stephens Scown, so it is great to be recognised for our work in this area.”
Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: “Congratulations to Stephens Scown who have been selected to represent their country as National Champions. They are central to the success of Europe’s strong business community, and have shown the core principles we look for of innovation, ethics and success.”
The next round requires the National Champions to make a presentation video, telling their unique story and explaining their business success. The Awards’ independent judges will award the best of this group the ‘Ruban d’Honneur’ status and the selected companies will then go on to the Gala Final in 2017.
Separately, in a two stage public vote, the videos will be hosted on the European Business Awards website, and the company who receives the most votes in their country will become the ‘National Public Champion’. Last year over 227,000 votes were cast as companies were supported globally by their clients, staff and peers, as well as the general public.