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Softcat was named one of 12 National Winners from 196 businesses representing the Ones to Watch in the United Kingdom at an exclusive event held at the London Stock Exchange for The European Business Awards, Europe's largest business competition.
Softcat was chosen by a panel of independent judges including senior business leaders, politicians and academics as the best in their country in the Awards' category of 'Business of the Year Award With Turnover of €150m or Higher', and will now go on to represent their country in this category in the final stage of the competition.
Martin Hellawell, CEO of Softcat commented: "We are delighted to be named Business of the Year in this category. Many congratulations to all the fantastic employees of Softcat who have made this possible. We are very pleased to be recognized for our success in the UK IT market and to win this in competition with such great companies from all business sectors is very humbling".
Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: "This is an amazing achievement and Softcat is clearly a stand out leader in their field. To be a National Winner means you represent our core values of success, ethics and innovation and are one of the best in Europe. We wish you the best of luck in the final round."
James Arnold, Head of Global Markets at Investec said: "Investec is an entrepreneurial bank and we love working closely with likeminded businesses. Every company is different, but many of the best share that culture of entrepreneurialism and have a willingness to back talent. That's what sets these businesses apart, and we are proud to sponsor this event – we look forward to helping these companies continue to flourish and achieve great things in the years ahead."
The 12 National Winners from each country will face further judging in their chosen category, and the final Category Winners will be announced at the European Business Awards Gala Final in Warsaw, Poland in May 2018.
The European Business Awards is now in its 11th year and its primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. Last year it engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries.
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