16 UK Companies set to battle Europe as London Tech City based firm lead the way.

The European Business Awards has announced this week that BCSG is to represent the UK as a National Champion in the prestigious 2012/13 Awards programme. This year, over 15,000 organisations across Europe have engaged with the awards and, as a National Champion, BCSG will now go on to compete for the coveted Ruban D’Honneur status in the next round of the competition.

John Davis, Managing Director of BCSG says, “We’re delighted to have been selected to represent the UK as a National Champion. The European Business Awards is widely regarded for showcasing the brightest companies that Europe has to offer and we’re proud to have been selected as among the best in the UK. We’re very much looking forward to joining other national finalists in the next round where we hope to show how we’re achieving success within our business.”

For the first time, online voting was introduced as the public were allowed to choose their favourite videos in each country after entrants submitted a video case study to the European Business Awards website. In addition, an esteemed panel of judges chose another 15 organisations, including BCSG, that exhibited innovation, business excellence and sustainability to represent the UK.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards says, “This year, the video element of the awards has allowed our panel of expert judges to gain a much deeper understanding of the business strategies of all the National Finalists. It is because of this that the judging has been particularly tough and this year, perhaps more than ever before, it is an exceptional accolade to be picked as a National Champion. Together with our sponsors and supporters we’re looking forward to seeing BCSG in the next round.”

Between now  and January 2013, National Champions will go up against each other and be assessed by a third panel of judges made up of Europe-wide business leaders, academics and entrepreneurs who will award the top organisations the coveted Ruban d’Honneur status. Finally, after face-to-face presentations, the Ruban d’Honneur recipients will be honoured and the names of the overall winners will be revealed at a Gala awards ceremony in April 2013.