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Language Connect wins for the UK in the prestigious European Business Awards competition

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Language Connect, headquartered in London, has today been named as a National Champion in The European Business Awards sponsored by RSM International; a prestigious competition supported by businesses leaders, academics, media and political representatives from across Europe. The European Business Awards, now in its 8th year, engaged with over 24,000 businesses from 33 European countries this year and have today named 709 companies from across Europe as National Champions; going through to the second phase of the competition.

Language Connect has previously been recognised as the most efficient language services provider in the UK, an accolade which in the last year has been further cemented by the company’s entry in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 and multiple awards for the company’s excellence in growth strategy and people development.

Ben Taylor, Managing Director of Language Connect, comments: “We’re very proud to be selected to represent the United Kingdom as a National Champion. 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 Language Connect, it is a great achievement to be named National Champion and we wish them luck in the next stage. The European Business Awards is going from strength to strength, inspiring businesses to greater success and helping to improve the competitive edge of companies across Europe.”
Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International, said: “Every year this competition gets tougher and more competitive as more companies, of varied sizes and across all sectors, chose to compete in this prestigious competition. With the increased number of entries and countries, this year looks to become the toughest Awards yet. It will be exciting to watch as we move through to the next round.”

A panel of judges made up of Europe-wide business leaders, academics and entrepreneurs will view 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 the grand final in 2015. All of the National Champions will also take part in a public vote to decide ‘Public Champions’ for each country. Last year over 93,000 votes were cast, and over 400,000 people visited the EBA website during the competition. Supported since their inception by lead sponsor and promoter RSM International, the seventh largest audit, tax and advisory network worldwide with a major presence across Europe , the European Business Awards was set up to recognise and reward excellence, best practice and innovation across the European business community.

For more information on the Awards and its winners, please visit


For further press information, please contact:

Language Connect: Gunilla Huddleston, Marketing Manager,

EBA: The Newsroom at the European Business Awards on +44 (0) 796 6666 657 or email

About Language Connect
Language Connect is an award-winning global language services agency with offices in London, New York, Melbourne, Istanbul and Munich.
We provide fast, efficient and accurate translation, interpreting and localisation services to clients operating in multilingual environments and across a range of sectors including Market Research, Healthcare, Fashion, eCommerce, Finance and Entertainment.  Our differentiation in the highly competitive language services market includes customised and workflow integrated solutions, providing speed and cost efficiencies for each specific industry verticals, most notably in the market research, e-commerce and financial sectors.

About the European Business Awards
The European Business Awards recognises and rewards excellence, best practice and innovation. The competition is free to enter and open to organisations of all sizes and from any industry sector. The European Business Awards programme serves three purposes for the European business community:

  • It provides examples for the business community to aspire to
  • It celebrates and endorses individual’s and organisation’s success
  • It provides an active platform for debate

About RSM International
RSM International is the lead sponsor of the European Business Awards and has sponsored the Awards programme since its inception.
RSM International is a worldwide network of independent accounting and consulting firms. RSM and its member firms are separate and independent legal entities. RSM does not provide accounting or consultancy services, all such services are provided by member firms practicing on their own account. The network’s total fee income of US$3.8 billion places it amongst the top six international accounting organisations worldwide. Member firms are driven by a common vision of providing high quality professional services, both in their domestic markets and in serving the international professional service needs of their client base. RSM is a member of the Forum of Firms. The objective of the Forum of Firms is to promote consistent and high quality standards of financial and auditing practices worldwide. 2014 marks an exceptional year for RSM International as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary.

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