Greek passenger shipping company ANEK LINES has been named a National Champion for Greece in the European Business Awards 2016/17, Europe’s largest business competition 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. Its core purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe.
ANEK has been chosen as a National Champion for Greece in the category “The Business of the Year Award with Turnover €150M” after the first phase of judging by an independent panel. The company was evaluated on the core EBA values of innovation, ethics and success and will now go through to the second stage of the competition.
“We are proud because during this extremely difficult situation for our country, ANEK LINES is giving a sign of optimism for a Greece that persists, a Greece that distinguishes, a Greece that can show the way for a better tomorrow”, the shipping company’s president, Yiorgos Katsanevakis, said.
In total, 38 Greek companies were deemed National Champions the first phase of the European Business Awards 2016/17 and will represent Greece in 10 categories.
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.