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Latvian companies awarded in Europe’s biggest business competition

At Gala Event of 2015/16 European Business Awards competition being held in Milan recently category winners were announced and all finalists crowned. Leading academics, politicians, ambassadors, and business leaders from the most successful organisations in Europe attended the event.

32,000 businesses from 33 countries competed during 16-month journey, of which 678 National Champions, 32 National Public Champions, 1 European Public Champion, 110 Ruban d’Honneur recipients and 11 category winners were named. At Gala ceremony Latvia was represented by three companies: Balticovo, Groglass and Riga Chair factory.

Winner and finalists of Import/Export category at EBA 2015/16. AS "Balticovo" Commercial Director Toms Auškaps (from the right) and SIA "Groglass" CEO Aleksandrs Kelbergs (third from the right) demonstrating "Ruban d’Honneur" reward

National Public Champions and European Public Champion at EBA 2015/16. Ltd. "Riga Chair factory" CEO Aldis Circenis with "National Public Champion" prize

BALTICOVO JSC is the major producer of fresh eggs and egg products in the Northern Europe which offers modern, high quality products and services to its consumers. Products are produced by highest food safety standards and reaching producers, HoReCa sector and retails known locally and worldwide in 18 countries. Export share is around 70% from total turnover with the main sales markets being the EU, CIS, Middle East and Africa. Ruban d’Honneur recipient in Import/ Export category.

Groglass Ltd. is a high-tech company specialising in manufacturing anti-reflective and other high-performance coatings on glass and acrylic for various industries. The company is exporting its products to over 40 countries across the world and in the past three years approximately 1.5 million global artworks were framed with Groglass glass. Museums, art galleries, design stores, television and electronic display and top quality refrigerator producers have chosen anti-reflective glass by Groglass to ensure the best visibility and the lowest reflection along with an optimal protection. Ruban d’Honneur recipient in Import/ Export category.

Riga Chair factory Ltd. is a furniture manufacturer concentrating on the production of various seating furniture. It has an in-house design team that takes care of R&D invention, and the product portfolio services both retail and corporate customers, designing simple chairs for educational institutions as well as complicated highly automated seating solutions for multipurpose halls. When chair models are made, factory’s specialists choose only the highest quality mechanisms and durable materials. Perfect lifetime quality of product, during warranty period and after. Awarded as National Public Champion.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: “The Gala Event Final is the result of enormous effort and achievement. It also presents a powerful opportunity for businesses to meet peers, discover new solutions, do business and celebrate phenomenal success.”

The European Business Awards is a prestigious competition supported by businesses leaders, academics, media and political representatives from across Europe. Main programme sponsor is RSM - a world-leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to entrepreneurial growth.

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