BCSG announced as a National Finalist in the European Business Awards 2012

The European Business Awards has announced today that BCSG is to represent the UK as a National Finalist in the prestigious 2012/13 Awards programme.

BCSG beat off stiff competition to be selected as one of 50 UK National Finalists and will now compete for National Champion status in the next round of the competition. Final category award winners will be unveiled in April 2013.

The European Business Awards has identified some of Europe’s brightest businesses based on their ability to demonstrate the three core principles at the heart of the Awards programme. The esteemed panel of judges were looking for organisations to represent the UK who exhibited innovation, business excellence and sustainability.

The awards are dedicated to raising the visibility and progress of companies who excel in delivering innovation twinned with successful commercial results whilst acting responsibly and positively affecting the social environment they operate in. The 2011 European Business Awards showcased organisations with a combined turnover of €1 trillion Euros (8.23% of EU GDP including Turkey, Armenia, Georgia and Kazakhstan). These businesses employ over 2.7 million people across the continent.

John Davis, BCSG Managing Director, says: “We are delighted to be selected to represent the UK at the awards. We have launched several innovative products and services over the past 18 months to help small businesses around the world to survive and succeed, and it’s an honour to be recognised as one of the leading organisations in our country and in our field. We’re looking forward to the next round of the competition.”

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards comments: “Over the past six years we’ve received an incredibly high standard of entries from organisations that are passionate about their business. However, very few get the chance to fly the flag for their country and compete across Europe to be recognised as one of Europe’s leading companies. It really is an exceptional accolade to be picked as a National Finalist, and together with our sponsors and supporters we’re looking forward to seeing BCSG in the next round.”

ENDS

For more information please contact:

Carole Wood, BCSG

E: carole.wood@bcsg.com

T: +44 (0)207 017 3204

About BCSG (Business Centric Services Group):

BCSG creates, distributes and supports value adding products and services to small businesses through financial institutions. BCSG solutions help more than 150,000 small businesses survive and succeed, while simultaneously providing financial institutions with opportunities to differentiate their proposition, enhance customer loyalty and grow wallet share. For more information visit: www.bcsg.com

About the European Business Awards:

The European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM International, Infosys, Millicom International Cellular and supported by UKTI, is an independent Awards programme designed to recognise and promote excellence, best practice and innovation in the European business community, in line with the broad aims of the European Union and business representative groups across all European nations. The Awards programme is open to large multi-nationals, medium-sized businesses, and fast growing small businesses, representing all sectors and all countries across Europe. For more information visit www.businessawardseurope.com

EBA National Final Logo 2012-13