Press release 8/9/17

Sofigate, the pioneer and creator of IT management as a service, has been chosen a National Champion for Finland in the European Business Awards. The company will compete in the Growth Strategy of the Year category.

The Awards, now organized for the 10th time, is the largest cross-section business competition in Europe. The competition is supported by business leaders, academics and political representatives from across Europe.

In 2016, altogether 33 000 companies were engaged and 636 national champions chosen from 34 different countries. They were evaluated on the core EBA values of innovation, ethics and financial success and will now go through to the second stage of the competition, which includes a video and a public vote.

”Sofigate is proud to present its strong competence in IT management and digitalisation in the competition as our best practices have been created in cooperation with the top companies in the Nordics. It’s time to showcase this Finnish innovation in Europe,” said Sami Karkkila, CEO at Sofigate.

Sofigate is competing in The ELITE Award for Growth Strategy of the Year category. Sofigate aims at becoming an international company of 750 employees and creating a turnover of €100 million by 2020. In spring 2016, the company was identified by the London Stock Exchange Group as one of the 1000 fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises in Europe.

Public votes needed in the second phase of the competition

The next round requires the National Champions to make a presentation video, telling their unique story and explaining their business’s success. The Awards’ independent judges will award the best of this group with the ‘Ruban d’Honneur’ status and the selected companies will then go on to the Gala Final in 2017.

Separately, in a two-stage public vote, the videos will be hosted on the European Business Awards website, and the company who receives the most votes for their video in their country will become the ‘National Public Champion’.  Last year over 227 000 votes were cast as companies were supported globally by their clients, staff and peers, as well as the general public.

 

EBA National Champion 2016-17

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