Company categories

Please note that after a fantastic three years of EMEA programs, the EMEA program will not be offered in 2017. Instead, all companies worldwide are eligible to enter our 5th annual, 2017 International program, which is accepting entries through the final deadline on April 28, 2017.

Submissions for Best in Biz Awards EMEA can be entered in the following 12 company categories.

01

COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Companies from all industries, regions in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and sizes are eligible. This category was formerly named “Best Overall Company of the Year.”

Winners in this category will be selected in three company size subcategories – Small (1-99 employees), Medium (100-999 employees) and Large (1000 and more employees).

02

BEST NEW COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Companies from all industries, regions in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and sizes that began operations since January 1, 2012 are eligible.

03

FASTEST-GROWING COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Companies from all industries, regions in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and sizes are eligible. Demonstrated growth percentages, in the form of revenue growth and/or staff growth percentages required.

Winners in this category will be selected in three company size subcategories – Small (1-99 employees), Medium (100-999 employees) and Large (1000 and more employees).

04

MOST INNOVATIVE COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Companies from all industries, regions in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and sizes are eligible. Demonstrated innovations in terms of patents, inventions, first-to-market developments etc. required.

Winners in this category will be selected in three company size subcategories – Small (1-99 employees), Medium (100-999 employees) and Large (1000 and more employees).

05

COMEBACK COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Companies from all industries, regions in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and sizes are eligible. Demonstrated operational or financial improvement required.

06

MOST SOCIALLY OR ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Companies from all industries, regions in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and sizes are eligible. Demonstrated social or environmental responsibility programs and contributions required.

07

MOST CUSTOMER FRIENDLY COMPANY OF THE YEAR

Companies from all industries, regions in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and sizes are eligible. Demonstrated customer satisfaction and customer support success rates (e.g. efficient response times and satisfactory resolution of customer concerns) required.

08

BEST PLACE TO WORK OF THE YEAR

Companies from all industries, regions in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and sizes are eligible. Demonstrated employee satisfaction and employee well-being programs (e.g. flexible work arrangements, mentoring, financial and lifestyle perks) required.

09

LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR

Law firms from all regions in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and of all sizes are eligible.

10

PR AGENCY OF THE YEAR

Communications and public relations agencies from all regions in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and of all sizes are eligible.

11

ADVERTISING OR MARKETING AGENCY OF THE YEAR

Advertising, creative, digital marketing and marketing agencies from all regions in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and of all sizes are eligible.

12

NONPROFIT OR GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

Nonprofit and government organizations from all industries, regions in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and sizes are eligible.