Travel management company Redfern has today been named as a National Champion for the UK in The European Business Awards, a prestigious competition supported by businesses leaders, academics, media and political representatives from across Europe.
Redfern, based in Bradford, will represent the UK in the category for businesses with a turnover exceeding 150m Euros.
This overall award will go to the outstanding company that best demonstrates exceptional financial returns, strong growth and innovation strategies, and market leadership in its sector. Judges include former European prime ministers, presidents and economic leaders.
The European Business Awards now in its 9th year engaged with over 32,000 business from 33 European countries this year .
Redfern was chosen as the UK’s representative after judges heard about its remarkable growth. Redfern supplies domestic travel services to the UK and Scottish governments and also has more than 500 clients including a number of large retailers and financial organisations.
“We’re very proud to be selected to represent the UK as a National Champion,” said Chief Executive Mark Bowers.
“The European Business Awards is widely recognised as the showcase for Europe’s most dynamic companies and we are now looking forward to the next round of the judging process where we can explain in more depth how we are achieving business success.”
Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: “Congratulations to Redfern and all the companies that have been selected to represent their country as National Champions, they play an important part in creating a stronger business community.”
The next round requires the National Champions to make a presentation video, telling their unique story and explaining their business success.
The judges will view all of the National Champions’ videos, and award the best of this group the coveted ‘Ruban d’Honneur’ status. Ruban d’Honneur recipients will then go on to be part of the grand final in 2016.