European Enterprise Awards 2022

European Enterprise Awards 2022 LCM Group: Best Commercial Property Maintenance & Construction Company - UK

EU Business News is proud to announce the return of the annual European Enterprise Awards for its fifth consecutive year. The European Enterprise Awards has been fortunate enough to include some of the most vibrant and diverse business regions in the world, all of which strive year after year to ensure economic growth. The European Enterprise Awards has been established with the desire to not only highlight the businesses and individuals that contribute to economic growth in Europe, but to also celebrate them and provide them with some much deserved and long overdue recognition. In the last few years Europe has been rocked by immense economic changes, with the most notable of these being Britain’s decision to leave the EU and the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet with all this taking place, businesses all over Europe have found a way to not only power through but thrive, and we want to reward those who weathered the storm of economic uncertainty and have continuously enhanced their products and/or services to appeal to a global audience across a variety of industries. Recent economic trends across Europe have implied that things are not quite where they were pre-pandemic and that there are still many out there feeling the effects. The good news however is that in recent months, the European Travel industry has seen monumental growth, Spain boasted its lowest unemployment rate in 14 years and most recently the Women’s European Football Championships saw their highest attendance rates ever, injecting some much-needed revenue into the hospitality industry all over Europe and giving us hope that things are set to improve in the European economic landscape. Sofi Bajor, Senior Editor Website: European Enterprise Awards 2022 AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility.

4. LCM Group: Best Commercial Property Maintenance & Construction Company - UK 6. Rabb IT Solutions Gmbh: Best Independent Full- Service IT Solutions Provider – Western Germany 8. Mezze: Most Elegant Mediterranean Fish Restaurant – Sofia 10. Rumah Makan Melati :Best VeganInclusive Indonesian Restaurant - Province of Utrecht 12. Planix Oy: Most Innovative Communication Cyber Security Development Company - Scandinavia 14. NOVO-TECH GmbH & Co.KG:Best Outdoor Wood-Based Materials Manufacturer - Europe 16. FundInvoice LLP: Invoice Finance Quote Search Services Provider of the Year - UK 17. Kevin Stephan: Best Network Online & Marketing Company – Cyprus 18. Giardini Ravino: Best Sustainable Botanical Garden – Italy 19. Tojo Möbel GmbH: Most Distinctive Furniture Manufacturer - Germany 20. Hartmann & Benz GmbH: Best Private Wealth Investment Firm – BadenWürttemberg 21. Afrika Film Festival Köln: Best African Film Festival - Europe 22. Wiedling Literary Agency: Best Russian Language Literary Agency - Europe 23. RealCare Invest Ltd. : Best Investment Consulting for Individuals - Czech Republic 24. myCTS - myCommercial Technology Solutions: Business Software Solution Provider of the Year - Lower Austria 25. FAKTOR 1: Best Web Design Agency – Bavaria 26. Dentalmed Wolfsberg Zahnarztliche Gemeinschaftspraxsis: Most Pleasant Family Dental Practice - Carinthia 27. Webdna Ltd: Craft CMS Agency of the Year - Europe 28. Die SEELENfotogräfin®: Portrait Studio of the Year - North Rhine Westphalia 29. Maykosmetik: Best Medical Cosmetic Company - Switzerland 30. Wainando Travel : Mindful & Meditation Travel Agency of the Year - Germany 31. Powerplast Italia S.R.L.: Best Plastic Materials Processing & Production Company - Lombardy 32. GPAINNOVA: Most Innovative Surface Finishing Group - Barcelona 33. Dreamday J&J Eventagentur: Best Wedding Planner & Event Manager - Upper Austria 34. redATTACK-ExclusiveDrumEvents: Most Engaging Rhythmic Entertainment Group - Germany 35. LIFE A/S: Best Educational Administration Program Company - Copenhagen 36. The Science Behind Limited: Best Early Phase Neuroscience Clinical Trials CRO - UK 37. Novavita Distribution Ireland: Most Innovative Pharmacy Supplier of Quality Skin & Hair Products - The Republic of Ireland 38. SICGEN - Investigacao e Desenvolvimento em Biotecnologia Lda: Best Research & Development Company - Portugal 39. Contico Ireland Ltd: Most Trusted Cleaning & Janitorial Supplies Brand - The Republic of Ireland 40. IAAC CY LTD: Best Out-Of-Home Media Company - Cyprus 41. KraLos GmbH: Most Innovative Cyber Security Software Developers - Europe Contents

4. LCM Group is a national company with local roots, its origins in the UK dating back over 50 years. It is a company whose operations are streamlined to deliver innovative solutions, due to its employees and clients working closely together, as well as its tried and tested managerial strategies and using the safest working practices. With unwavering commitment to service and technical excellence, the LCM team guarantees first-class service and results every time. Alexander Livesey tells us, “We believe in developing strategic relationships with clients rather than transactional and looking after our people. We have a high level of integrity both internally and externally, and just believe in good oldfashioned customer service. If you deliver a good service, and you look after your people, you’ve got the basis of a fairly good business.” Under the Group’s umbrella are three inhouse teams: LCM Design, LCM Build, and LCM Design. Across each, its people leverage skills and expertise to deliver comprehensive services that meet the client’s every need. Its Design team are responsible for leading and managing architects, structural engineers, service engineers, and specialist designers with the aim of producing a coordinated project and ensuring that design information is of the highest standard, whilst always keeping pace with the project’s timescales. LCM’s design management strategy ensures that Best Commercial Property Maintenance & Construction Company - UK Based in Preston, Lancashire, LCM Group (LCM) offers an extensive range of services in design, building, and maintenance of commercial properties and complexes across multiple public and private sectors. In light of its success within the European Enterprise Awards 2022, we got in touch with Director of Marketing And Business Development, Alexander Livesey to learn more. Nov22521 effective project delivery commences at the design stage, and that all consultants, site management, and client expectations are brought together to create a team ethos which has proved to be the benchmark for previous successful projects. The Build team works with project teams by applying their expertise to contracts ranging from several thousand pounds up to £5 million in value. They take the role of main contractor for small- to mediumsized projects and perform project management services to get the job done efficiently. They also work closely with key suppliers for the delivery of highquality products and services as and when they are needed for a project. This close working relationship with the supply chain gives clients an advantage as it enables LCM to deliver the highest level of workmanship while maintaining momentum of the project, in addition to focusing on continued improvement. The Maintain team delivers exceptional property maintenance services throughout the UK (planned and reactive) and LCM enjoys an extensive portfolio of public and private sector facilities management and independent clients who benefit from a comprehensive personal, flexible service and the commitment of an experienced and dedicated team. LCM’s principal property services include but are not limited to: statutory maintenance, planned and reactive maintenance, planned life cycle replacement, grounds maintenance, comprehensive mechanical and electrical services and divisions, drainage, joinery, decorating, roofing, fire and security alarms, and fire stopping and prevention. Across the board, LCM Group’s focus is to provide a reliable, thorough, and compliant service, and to offer clients the best longterm solution. The company is committed to delivering services of the highest standard, and this is supported by comprehensive documentation and reporting via its realtime CRM system. Specifically built for the reactive and planned maintenance industry by BigChange Limited, the software enables LCM Group’s back office to communicate effectively with the field teams in real-time, as well as provide instant updates for clients. Indeed, LCM is concentrated on monitoring the latest developments and technologies in order to provide clients with highly efficient, cost-effective solutions that add real value to their building assets. As NICEIC and Gas Safe approved contractors, LCM’s engineers are trained to the highest industry standards, so clients always know their project is in safe hands. In addition, its senior managers and directors are very hands-on, with many of them having worked their way up the organisation, to which Alexander comments, “They are strategic and very much involved in the day-to-day business.” As a result, they boast ample experience and bring incredible value to the company. “People are the greatest asset for any organisation,” Alexander enthuses. “Our culture is people-focused and we encourage input from every one of our

5. Best Commercial Property Maintenance & Construction Company - UK employees, which helps us deliver our drive for continuous improvement.” Thus, LCM Group has recently taken on several major blue chip clients, ranging from SpaMedica, to the NHS, to Touchstone, to The Arch Co, to Alliance Healthcare. No job is too small or too large for LCM Group, with its one-stop shop service offering. Alexander goes on to say, “There is a trend we are noticing in that many large organisations are reducing the number of contractors they deal with in an effort to simplify and deliver higher quality at a reduced cost. Our business has grown by virtue of this approach. In many cases, LCM is the go-to contractor as the client has full confidence in our quality, value, and integrity.” Crucially, in everything it does, LCM remains dedicated to health and safety, ensuring that its teams are fully trained to keep themselves and others safe while onsite. He explains, “Working in increasingly complex environments, training our people in safety is really important, as well as ensuring the clients’ environments that we’re working on are safe. It’s very important that our people go home safe.” He elaborates, “If there are any instances of our people not following the correct procedure, we’re very strict on that. They will undergo retaining, or unless it’s particularly serious, in which case, obviously we would have to take it further. We have a zerotolerance for health and safety.” Ultimately, it’s easy to see how LCM Group has come to achieve such success within the European Enterprise Awards 2022 with it truly having a unique edge on its competitors. This all comes down to its large multidisciplinary inhouse team providing a vast range of trades and services – an offering which is perhaps one of the most extensive in the UK; their broad experience of working in practically every sector there is, including healthcare, nuclear, rail, residential, industrial, manufacturing, retail, education, charity, and science; as well as the company’s best-in-class CRM system providing clients with real-time graphical and written information with a full audit trail of all work undertaken. Now the LCM team of looking towards the bright future ahead of them, where they will continue striving to deliver first-class services nationwide and across multiple trades and disciplines with a great deal of organisation. With the company now in its third year of its five-year growth plan, it plans to invest heavily across every aspect of its operations in order to meet the forecast demand. We are undeniably rooting for its continued success. Company: LCM Group Contact: Alexander Livesey Email: [email protected] Website:

Jul22546 6. ith excellent expertise, quality, and personable services, Rabb IT Solutions works hard to implement the best outcomes for companies in need. Founded in 2005, Rabb IT Solutions are a team of specialists who aim to develop innovative managed services to medium sized companies across Europe to help build an efficient IT-infrastructure. Initially selling computer hardware and software, the company advanced to become one of the most successful providers of managed IT services. Rabb IT Solutions’ core values are centred around competency, reliability, and approachability, so that it can build strong relationships with its many customers. These qualities are very crux of the business as it continues to grow and, no matter how large Rabb IT Solutions becomes, it stays true to its word. With its User Help Desk (UHD), Rabb IT Solutions ensures there is an ITIL certified, single point of contact for each of its customers. Its UHD supports customers and makes their lives easier, resulting in seamless and effective communication. Available on a 24/7/365 basis, Rabb IT Solutions not only guarantees full support, but it gives customers peace of mind no matter what time or day it is. Its other services include bespoke programs and networking for companies, wireless LAN, and site-site, home, and mobile VPN. Rabb IT Solutions also introduces its merchandise management systems, analysis tools, project software, simulation software, graphics, and publishing. Every process is carried out with the highest level of professionalism, flexibility, and thoughtful planning, so that its customers can be sure they’re in good hands. Its CEO, Rehan Khan, explains the importance of Rabb IT Solutions’ services, “The Covid-19 pandemic in particular has shown how decentralized companies now have to work and communicate with their employees and business partners. Of course, this has resulted in many new business areas in the field of cyber security. Hardly a day goes by where hacking is reported.” Not only does Rabb IT Solutions work hard to protect its clients, but it also supports our environment. This firm’s main building is clad with a photovoltaic system, to generate electricity, and it utilises many methods of energy saving measures to extend life cycles. In addition, it improves recycling and waste management. Its software is available when a customer needs it, and they only consume what they need – saving resources and, ultimately, money. Best Independent FullService IT Solutions Provider – Western Germany Emphasis on customer satisfaction has the power to help B2B businesses grow respectfully in their field. Rabb IT Solutions has shown to be a trustworthy service provider to businesses within Europe. Here we talk to its CEO, Rehan Khan, about its tremendous success as his company wins an impressive title in the European Enterprise Awards 2022. W Contact: Rehan Khan Company: Rabb IT Solutions Gmbh Web Address: Nov22291

7. Rabb IT Solutions was positioned 5th for Channel Partners’ programme “1st place in the areas of consulting competence, response time, and uncomplicated cooperation as well as the simplicity of billing.” Channel Partner surveyed customers of managed and Cloud service providers, and found Rabb IT Solutions to be one of the top businesses within the sphere. It also won the remarkable HIPE AWARD 2021 (High Performance Award) for its superior performance in the main categories "Quality, Performance, Service, and Effectiveness". With around 10,000 annual applications, this pristine award is hard to gain – but this was no problem for Rabb IT Solutions. Of course, none of this would be possible without the staff at Rabb IT Solutions. The dedicated dynamic team behind the business have helped to transform their promise of on trend ideas for their customers. The company focuses on its proficiency for its customers’ success, by having a quick turnover in response times. Its admirable management structure means that they have a rapid decision-making process, and it expertly guides them through all of their current and future endeavours. Rehan tells us, “We have committed ourselves to constant improvement of our way of working. The values of teamwork, respect, customer-focus, safety, integrity, and quality are at the heart everything we do. In addition, people should be motivated to always give more for our customers than is expected of us. This is the only way we can achieve long-term customer loyalty.” Rabb IT Solutions mission to focus on customer satisfaction has certainly impressed many companies over its 17 years of service. Many glowing reviews highlight Rabb IT Solutions’ specialist services. Sascha Dörflinger said, “We have been supported by Mr. Khan's team for two decades and look forward to further cooperation in the future. Due to the impeccable advice and professional competence of the employees by Rabb IT Solutions GmbH, we are able to further develop our company with regard to IT / EDP and always have the latest hardware and software in use. Thank you very much for that.” Now, winning Best Independent Full-Service IT Solutions Provider – Western Germany in the European Enterprise Awards 2022 is testimonial to Rabb IT Solutions unwavering success. The company has a big future ahead with plans to develop business further, opening the company up for more great opportunities. Rehan says, “We want to continue to grow and strengthen our presence in the form of additional locations in Germany and later in Europe. We strive to be the leading IT company in Europe with a customer-oriented focus and aim to find solutions for even the most challenging IT requirements. This is what spurs us on day by day.”

8. Nov22294 Most Elegant Mediterranean Fish Restaurant – Sofia Mezze offers luxurious fish, pasta, salads, and desserts complimented by sumptuous beverages for all to enjoy. It serves succulent, fresh, and expertly prepared food and drinks that leave us wanting more. For a selection of quality food, served with customer satisfaction in mind, Mezze is the perfect place to enjoy a meal. Mezze’s seafood is locally sources from the Aegean and Black Seas, and it is selected and delivered right to the centre of Sofia in a quick and professional manner in order to retain its freshness. With over 25 years of experience and local knowledge in the culinary experience, Mezze is changing the way we see our meals. With plenty of glowing reviews on TripAdvisor, Mezze has built up an excellent reputation and brilliant relationship with customers who return time and time again. Mimi commented, “I go there for lunch because there is e lunch menu every day. It is really cozy, and you can relax in the middle of the day and then go back to the office. There is even fresh fish which you can't find everywhere especially in lunch menus.” Lillia said, “I had a very pleasant time in this restaurant. There is great menu with a lot of fresh fish. It was very delicious and nice place! I was surprised about the large choice of wine.” Finding a restaurant with a cozy, yet elevated, atmosphere is something that we all crave. Here we’ve found a restaurant that not only supplies an elevated environment, but it also provides a wide selection of delicate dishes. Nestled in the beautiful city of Sofia, Bulgaria, Mezze is in a prime location to serve a huge, diverse variety of customers all looking to dine in style. Here we find out more as it wins this award. These are just two of its lengthy list of satisfied customers, and they keep multiplying as each day passes. We are pleased to present Mezze with such a fantastic award for its efforts and dedication to providing more than a meal. Mezze gives us the chance to experience opulence through dining. Winning Most Elegant Mediterranean Fish Restaurant, Sofia, Mezze has now gained even more recognition for its charming atmosphere, delicious food, and top-quality service. We are sure to see it serve many more customers well into the future. Contact: Kamen Atov Company: Mezze Web Address: “If you have been to one of our restaurants, you have tasted what makes our customers come back again. On fire or in a pan we always prepare fresh, juicy, and tasty meat for you and us. We have no equals in kebabs, meatballs, steaks, and steaks.”

Best Technology Development Company - Capital Region of Denmark

10. As some of us know, Indonesian cuisine has a vibrant and beautiful history. Although a lot of Indonesian cuisine is not very well documented, it is worth noting that many of its culinary practices are passed down through oral tradition. Due to its location and natural resources, Indonesia has been heavily involved in trade. This has also meant that its cooking techniques and ingredients were hugely influenced by the countries it would trade with – such as India, the Middle East, China, and Europe. Offering authentically rich, colourful, and beautiful recipes, Rumah Makan Melati supplies Utrecht with an opportunity to experience genuine Indonesian cuisine – for all the family. By creating the best Indonesian dishes, with all dietary requirements in mind, Rumah Makan Melati satisfies all out cravings whilst taking us on a journey to Indonesia and back again. Its passionate Owner, Fevit Jo-van Kesteren tells us, “We long to bring the harmonious authentic taste and also experience, packed with our sincere love and passion. Bringing the whole new level of vegan food, as mouth-watering as non-vegan food.” Being vegan used to be a lot more difficult within society, due to the traditional uses of meat, egg, and dairy, however, Indonesian food makes use of a wide variety of vegetables and seasonings that don’t have to have animal ingredients involved at all. This gives us the perfect opportunity to try some vegan dishes, and a great chance to broaden our tastes as we search for more vegan food to try. Not only this, but it’s also fantastic to discover the gastronomy of Indonesia – no matter what we usually like to eat. Founded almost two decades ago, when veganism wasn’t as popular, Rumah Makan Melati has become part of its surroundings. Nestled within a beautiful medieval city, in the Utrecht province, Rumah Makan Melati is very strategically located in the middle of the Netherlands, Best Vegan-Inclusive Indonesian Restaurant - Province of Utrecht Based in Amersfoort (Utrecht) in the Netherlands, Rumah Makan Melati is an authentic Indonesian restaurant that pours love into all it creates. We learn more about the restaurant as it wins this title in the European Enterprise Awards 2022. Dec22029 in Amersfoort. It is easy to access, delicately decorated, and filled with charm, making it the perfect place to enjoy your favourite cuisine – or simply to discover a new palette of flavours. After taking over the restaurant in February 2020, the couple decided to pour their heart and soul into the place. Fevit shares, “This is our first entrepreneurship, and we are so grateful to be able to manage it with the care and love of the whole family. My husband is supporting me from distance while my daughter and I are running the business together, managing and taking our best care of the day-to-day operations. We love to be able to share our love and passion to each of our customers, but we’re even more glad and grateful to God to have the chances to receive the love from our customers. It’s always a pleasure to hear their love for our foods. Their satisfaction have always been a beautiful light of happiness that keeps us going to share better experience”. Covid-19 was difficult however, Rumah Makan Melati stuck to what it knew. By continuing to produce the same level of immense flavour, coupled with bold colours and nutrient rich ingredients, for take away meals, the restaurant managed to stay on top of its game. With plenty of vegan options on its menu, Rumah Makan Melati is the ideal Indonesian restaurant to visit. It has an extensive list of succulent vegan dishes such as Satay, Gado-gado, Spring roll, Terong belado (aubergine), tofu and tempeh dishes – all of which leave us wanting more. Not sure which one to start? Rumah Makan Melati would gratefully welcome you with Rijsttafel (Rice table), beautiful assorted small dishes that enables you to taste the richfulness of each uniquely crafted Indonesian cuisine in a beautiful harmony and combination. Besides its exhaustive selections of vegan food, Rumah Makan Melati also has its list of specialty for non-vegan eaters, displaying also Indonesian most identified dish such as Rendang, so it’s a friendly and welcoming place for every one with every preference. We are pleased to announce that Rumah Makan Melati has won the title of Best Vegan-Inclusive Indonesian Restaurant – Province of Utrecht. If you’re looking for an authentic Indonesian restaurant with a lot of passion, you’ve found the right place – and we hope you get a chance to experience its indulgent menu in person the next time that you are in the Netherlands. The restaurant is located at the back entrance of Amersfoort Central Station which you can reach with 40-minutes train journey from Schiphol Airport. Hop on to a food adventure, extend your vegan food journey, discover variety of authentic Indonesian foods, and feel the culture that touch every combination of spices. Our flavoursome experience cannot wait to greet you! Contact: Fevit Jo-van Kesteren +31 6484 33481 [email protected] Company: Rumah Makan Melati Web Address:


Jul22546 12. lanix Oy’s Managing Director, Harri Laitinen, is only too aware that the company was spawned out of deficiency – a lack of options that were fit for purpose on the market. It’s incredibly common in the space, after all, for a company to find success through an understanding that things could be, and should be, better. “In communication, there was never a single product that we could use easily, reliably and with high security. We started to develop the product and service for our own operation in the future. The result is a product combined with the necessary services into one safe entity. The product name is Kilpi, which means a protective shield for all the activities inside it. Users and our connection partners are fully protected. The protection technology is an improved version that is usually only used by the defence forces. “Our customers own and control their own data themselves. For telecommunications, we developed our own technology that works in many different connection situations; normal internet, dark network (when normal internet is not available) and basic SMS (if there is no data network available). In short, we are probably the world's most secure communication entity that works in almost all situations (with small exceptions).” This, perhaps, best encapsulates Planix Oy’s overall ethos and mission. Working in the communications space is notoriously challenging, with the cyber security space demanding the best, most efficient, most secure, most adaptable and most future-proof solutions. It’s telling then that the company has thrived here, where expectations couldn’t be higher. Harri is only too aware of this but is comfortable that the team – both leadership and otherwise – have the foundation in place to continue to innovate and grow regardless of what the future may bring. “The basic values are the creation of common success, for the benefit of all. By acting like this, you win and make your own activities more efficient. Our solutions bring improvement to all offers at the right time. By combining the needs and creating a solution that connects them, you can make it easier and more efficient for all parties involved. “The Kilpi product is an example of needs and their solutions, where we are a unique entity. A unique own isolated operating system within the existing ones, securing communication with highly developed proprietary technology, electronic trading as part of communication (cybercurrency as an example), identification of users / organizations combined with safe and legal information and Most Innovative Communication Cyber Security Development Company - Scandinavia The technology and communication spheres move swiftly – seeming to gain momentum year on year. For those outside of it, it seems almost impossible to keep apace. But for those innovators at its core? Creativity, adaptability and evolution define their operations. Following its welldeserved success in the programme, we took a look at one of these innovators to find out more. smart marketing. There are always competitors at different levels, which is a part of our life as we continue to develop it, however there are not very many parties who understand and control the whole ... so we are the best overall on the market,” Harri explains in more detail. It’s no secret on the greater business and technology landscapes that COVID-19 accelerated the process towards digitisation. Infrastructure was quickly put in place, only too aware that time was not on many businesses’ sides in terms of finding solutions to problems. This time crunch soon revealed weaknesses and people realised that the move to digitsation often requires careful planning and significant consideration, as Harri discusses. “Cyber security, communication and information management were realised in practice. The challenges opened up and their repair needs came out clearly.” Yet, by all regards, this move was needed and many companies in a plethora of industries now see this as a secret boon of the pandemic, revitalising their operations and processes towards a more tech-centered world. With the resources in place and investment in infrastructure put aside, many companies find themselves in an altogether more robust place, ready for any future challenges if and when they should arise. With this in mind, and the impact of COVID-19 causing lasting change in the communication and cyber security spheres, Planix Oy is seeking to capitalise further by enhancing its product line and offerings. Harri concludes: “The future offers the opportunity to develop and produce more and more new things with which we can help and make authorities, companies and private individuals more efficient. “By developing easy-to-use communication, user/organization identification, reliable authority notification, smart marketing and operation in accordance with new laws, combining electronic archiving as part of our instant communication with a very high level of security, whether the party is a private person, company or authority. During Q1 and Q2 of 2023, we will combine our products, our technology partners and parties related to the financing of operations, without forgetting our future customers.” It's clear to see how Planix Oy has harnessed its expertise to bring best in class solutions to its customers, partners and clients. Its innovative core rings true, and it has all the markings of a global leader in both the cyber security and communications industries. P Company: Planix Oy Name: Harri Laitinen Email: [email protected] Web | | Address: Aloha Tietotalo, Virastotie 4, 43500 Karstula, Finland Telephone: +358 207 890 700 / +358 40 9000 560 Dec22030


14. Nov22724 Best Outdoor Wood-Based Materials Manufacturer - Europe Sustainability beats at the heart of NOVO-TECH’s philosophy. As the largest manufacturer of wood materials, the company understands that it plays a key role in establishing best practices in the larger industry and European market. Of course, NOVO-TECH has also established itself firmly for its innovation and creativity in the space, creating state-of-the-art outdoor products manufactured by the megawood® brand. Together, by unifying best in class sustainability initiatives with high-quality products, NOVO-TECH has distinguished itself as the leader of the pack. Indeed, there are few that can claim to be competitors of the company, even with considerations over the breadth of the global manufacturing sphere. To start, Marek takes a moment to explain the company’s offerings in more detail, and how it looks to continuously revolutionise the manufacturing industry. “The responsible use of resources is part of NOVO-TECH's corporate and product philosophy. The basis of the products is the wood material GCC (German Compact Composite). With GCC, NOVO-TECH is the pioneer for innovative, material-healthy and, at the same time, recyclable building materials. The wood-based material GCC has been awarded the independent, science-based certification "Cradle to Cradle Certified®" at gold level and the "C2C Certified Material Health CertificateTM" at platinum level. “The world population is growing, and resources are becoming scarce, raw material prices and energy costs are increasing. The topics of responsibility for future generations, climate protection and resource consumption are playing an increasingly important role and are creating new needs. The most consistent solution for more sustainability and less waste of valuable resources is provided by the circular economy - entirely in line with the Cradle to Cradle® design principle. NOVOTECH uses the term "circular" and ensures a closed material cycle that reduces the need for new raw materials. One of the great innovations of our time are building materials that are designed in such a way that they can be used again and again without loss of quality and without having to fear expensive disposal.” This is the crux of NOVO-TECH’s success. By focusing on the return and reuse of Established in 2007, NOVO-TECH is Europe’s largest manufacturer of wood materials. Following the firm’s recognition in the European Enterprise Awards as the ‘Best Outdoor Wood-Based Materials Manufacturer’, we spoke with Marek Junghans, Head of Marketing and Digital Experience, to find out more. materials, it can guarantee a sustainable ethos throughout its product range, and an ability to scale seamlessly if needed. True sustainability, after all, requires total recycling of materials with no waste. This is notoriously difficult to achieve due to the degradation of materials over time, but it is a problem that the company is actively tackling through its products and processes. “NOVOTECH relies on various concepts to ensure the return of material. In addition to dealer return systems, floorboard recognition via app and voluntary object registration by the user, NOVO-TECH offers a usage contract based on usufruct as an alternative service to the classic purchase contract. This guarantees 100% reuse of the material. GCC thus serves as a permanent carbon depot for future generations,” Marek adds. Of course, NOVO-TECHensures it remains at the cutting edge of the industry through the continual sourcing of potential alternatives that align with its sustainable ethos. By combining that drive with its robust takeback system it ensures a complete circular economy of its materials and products. Here, Marek offers more insight into this process, and discusses the Cradle-toCradle standard is abides by, in his closing comments. “NOVO-TECH is always on the lookout for alternative raw materials that are healthy and can be used again and again in material cycles. NOVO-TECH is working on the manufacturer-independent expansion of the usage contract for the entire construction industry. The aim is the 100% use of healthy and recyclable materials for the entire house construction - implemented in a single usage contract Company: NOVO-TECH GmbH & Co. KG Name: Marek Junghans, Head of Marketing and Digital Experience Email: [email protected] Web Address: / Address: Siemensstraße 31 Telephone: +49 3473 22 503 0 “As a pioneer for innovative, materialhealthy and at the same time recyclable building materials, NOVOTECH is in constant exchange with dealers and manufacturers of building products.” - Marek Junghans, Head of Marketing and Digital Experience

Best Technology Development Company - Capital Region of Denmark based on usufruct and with the contractually agreed return and integration of the materials in an endless material cycle.” Cradle-to-CradleCertifiedProductStandard As the world's most advanced standard for safe, circular and responsible materials and products, the Cradle-to-Cradle Certified Product Standard is key to transforming the traditional linear economic model of production and consumption to a circular economy driven by products that have a positive impact on people and have planets. Cradle to Cradle Certified evaluates the safety, circularity and responsibility of materials and products across five sustainability performance categories. These are all weighted equally but meeting the criterion of material health is essential. Only if all ingredients of a product are safe for humans and the environment and chemical compounds or elements of the "Banned List" or "Restricted Substances List" can be excluded, is it considered for certification. As the Best Outdoor Wood-Based Materials Manufacturer, NOVO-TECH has spearheaded a crucial market through its innovative approach to its work. It has cultivated a peerless reputation through adherence to the strictest of standards, leading the way for others to follow.

16. Invoice Finance Quote Search Services Provider of the Year - UK With extensive experience behind it, FundInvoice LLP skilfully helps UK businesses seeking receivables financing. After winning this title in the European Enterprise Awards 2022, Glenn Blackman said a few words about how his customer-focused business provides the best finance and quote search services in the UK. Founded in 2013, FundInvoice LLP began with the aim to bring cash flow enhancing services to UK companies. After working in the finance sector for over 30 years, Glenn Blackman and Sean Morrow decided to create a company that brings the best invoice finance deals to UK businesses. As independent invoice finance specialists, FundInvoice LLP has continued to assist companies with their extensive catalogue of market research and mystery shopper studies, helping to support their clients as they seek funding. FundInvoice LLP’s small team offer a very personal service, and the company thrives on being able to help businesses. Consistently highly rated for its service, FundInvoice LLP has the mission to not only save customers money, but also focus on speed of delivery. This is the second year in a row that FundInvoice LLP has won an award in the European Enterprise Awards, and with last year’s win of Best Invoice Finance Brokerage – UK, business is thriving yet again. The free to use platform offers an extensive range of solutions and guidance to businesses around the UK alongside offering an invoice finance and factoring quotation search service. The company truly provides everything a business could need to understand their financial requirements. Glenn Blackman explains, “Our research work has underpinned everything that we do and placed us in a position to act as thought leaders within our sector. We continue to benchmark pricing across our sector in order to better serve our customers. This has resulted in the elevated levels of satisfaction that our clients enjoy.” There have been significant developments in the range of funding solutions that are available to UK companies. Whilst this provides a lot of opportunities for businesses in the UK, it can increase the difficulty in finding the correct solutions for each company. Glenn tells us more about the need to help customers get on the right path, he says, “We understand all the options, and product nuances so that we can provide customers with tailored guidance. Our role is to match our customers with the providers and products that will best meet their requirements. We have been proud to play a small part in helping many of these businesses secure the finance they needed to support their aspirations.” From the company’s base in East Sussex, FundInvoice LLP delivers personal service, support, and guidance, utilising the latest communications technology. This reduces the carbon footprint of the company, without compromising the quality of its customer experience. Each member of the team makes themselves available to business whenever they need help. Relishing the chance to save customers money, they measure themselves in terms of the cost savings that have been found for customers. The incredible speed of service is a part of what makes this company so successful, helping customers in a record time of just seven hours since the initial contact, FundInvoice LLP has been able to solve cash problems fast. The key to a great business is to understand the everchanging industry in which they operate Glenn says, “We are aware of the latest offers and discounts available. In some cases, these have been exclusive to our customers. Also, we have embedded our funding partner’s technology within our website, so customers can access finance quotes within just 60 seconds.” FundInvoice LLP will continue increasing the number of companies it helps, constantly seeking new ways to spread the message about how receivables financing can unlock cash tied up in unpaid invoices to support business growth. The more people they can connect with, the more they can help find the best funding solutions available in the UK. Contact: Glenn Blackman Company: FundInvoice LLP Web Address: Nov22402

Jul22493 17. Jul22493 Kevin Stephan Ltd is headed by a man on a monumental mission. Focused on helping others with their marketing strategies, this business aids them in growing and developing in such a fast-paced world. Here we talk to Kevin Stephan about his journey and his business as he wins this award. Beginning his career life as a sales person, Kevin Stephan found a passion for working with a wide variety of people across many industries. Kevin tells us, “When I got started in the world of business, marketing, and sales I started like many people out there: I was studying biology, was about to start a family and wanted to provide for my family. Because of that I started with sales jobs, tried a lot of things, and failed more times than I could count. “I was always ignited by the direct sales niche as in my opinion, Innovation needs Education- and this is what a good sales representative does. He will show you a new product – an innovation to you – and educate you about how it will make your life better.” Kevin has come a long way since his beginning in the world of sales. Now, he is a successful individual with his own company – an award-winning company. He informs us, “It took 5 years to develop, lots of failures on the way, until, overnight, the success lifted off my business, shooting me to a full-time career with my home business. “That first success was in 2017, and, since then, I trained hundreds of individuals in this strategy and receive requests to consult companies on a regular basis.” Kevin believes in the power of communication between himself, customers, and partners, so that everyone can be honest and clear about what they want. This ensures the gap between what they want and what they have can be closed. Honesty, respect, and clarity are just some of Kevin Stephan’s strengths – as well as the ability to identify clients’ pain points and actively solve their issues. He keeps an eye open on macro changes in the market so that he can learn and then inform clients which way is best. Passionate about AI, blockchain, web3, and the metaverse, Kevin knows that innovation in technology is the way forward in the marketing sphere. Working in the multilevel marketing (MLM) world, Kevin has a deep understanding of how important it is to be educated. He strives to learn all he can in his areas of expertise, so that he may pass on that knowledge to future generations. For 2023 and beyond, Kevin is due to continue studying and pushing for developments, security, and safety in the web3, blockchain, and crypto space. Kevin Stephan has now won Best Network Online & Marketing Company, Cyprus, and its leader is sure to continue evolving with the times. Congratulations. Contact: Kevin Stephan Company: Kevin Stephan Web Address: Best Network Online & Marketing Company – Cyprus Dec224 2

18. Dec22415 Giardini Ravino is a magnificent botanical garden full to the brim with luscious plants and sumptuous views. Offering a place to experience delightful scenery and a luxurious atmosphere, it is absolutely unmissable. Here we talk to Ravino’s Owner as it wins this stunning accolade. Giardini Ravino is home to one of the largest succulent plant collections in all of Europe, host of divine apartments, a sweet café, and a breath-taking location for events and film shoots. There is no single moment that cannot be made more heart-warming by Ravino’s glorious environment, and we’re thrilled to present it to you as it wins not only this accolade, but our awe-inspired admiration. This huge heavenly place has 6,000 squaremeters of the largest, and most diverse, European collection of succulentswhichwere originally grouped together by Captain Giuseppe D'Ambra throughout over 50 years of enthusiasm for lively Mediterranean plants. One of the Ravino’s Owners, Luca D’Ambra, tells us, “Year after year, new plant specimens enrich and enlarge this green heritage, while the already acclimatised plants become more and more majestic.” Luca and the team all strive to keep a balance between natural and human constructed beauty. Over the years they have maintained the space, which is covered with these immense natural specimens, and kept the flora as their priority – while still being able to invite us to experience the buildings carefully crafted to bring joy. Commenting on its pride for harmoniously bringing art and nature together, Luca shares, “Along with this major goal we also aim at melting nature with art; in fact, many stone and wood sculptures can be admired in our garden. Furthermore, we permanently organize art exhibitions by Italian and international artists, which take place in our unique surroundings.” Luca informs us, “Since 2013 Giardini Ravino has been a member of APGI "Associazione dei Parchi e Giardini d’Italia" (“Italian Association of Parks and Gardens”), which collaborates with the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism as well as other Italian bodies and associations having similar purposes.” Deeply respecting the environment, Ravino does all it can to preserve and protect it for the present moment and for generations to come. Since the beginning of the 1980’s, Ravino installed solar panels on its roofs – which produce hot water for all of its apartments. This was then coupled with a collection of photovoltaic panels in 2010 to provide electricity to the spaces. Ravino has taken on many more projects over the years to ensure the upkeep of its sustainable operation such as thermos-mineral water recycling, use of glass rather than plastic, and written and verbal communication with guests to raise awareness of ecosustainable behaviour. Luca also tells us that Ravino collaborates with many sustainability initiatives to ensure that the future is as green as it can be for the surrounding areas. This has inevitably elevated its socio-cultural profile, which the entire team is incredibly proud of. Additionally, Ravino was “recognized by the Tourist Commission of the European Parliament and Council of Europe Observatory “for being the most distinguished activity in southern Italy, in the area of tourism for environmental and social enhancement”,” Luca enthuses. Ravino’s unique selling points have to be its originality, beautiful flora, delicate spaces, and its passion for sustainability. “There are many beautiful gardens in Ischia and Italy, but Ravino has particular characteristics that differentiate it from any other,” says Luca. This botanical park is one-of-a-kind, and we couldn’t be more excited to highlight its special qualities as it is awarded Best Sustainable Botanical Garden – Italy. Contact: Family D'Ambra (represented by Luca D’Ambra) Company: Giardini Ravino Web Address: Best Sustainable Botanical Garden – Italy “Ravino’s core values are the same as our establishment; if anything, they are now even strengthened: A deep tribute to nature and its incomparable value.”

Aug22136 Most Distinctive FurnitureManufacturer - Germany Tojo Möbel GmbH is a dynamic, innovative company, founded in Germany in June 2000. It aims to develop furniture that is characterised by its timeless design, functionality, ecology, and economy. Tojo Möbel GmbH is an award-winning, design-oriented brand that produce affordable, minimalist products. Focusing on a natural and simple shape, their products ooze elegance yet outstanding functionality and have received several nominations and awards for design and originality. With a passionate team of designers, Tojo Möbel GmbH pride themselves on achieving products that are well thought-out to function not only furniture pieces, but ones that can adapt to their surroundings and are fit for many purposes. The versatility in the pieces is enhanced by the modular and expandable systems and is a feature that transpires through a range of products from shelving, cabinets, closets, tables, seating furniture, and now children’s furniture. The furniture can become the focal feature in any room, whether that is a residential building, home office, or even a company building. With production sites in Germany, Northern Italy, and Hungary, its products are stocked in hundreds of stores worldwide and online with its sophisticated and everlasting designs appealing to a larger customer base. A crucial element to Tojo Möbel GmbH, is that the products are sustainably designed, to the highest level. Like the design of its products, its production process is also professionally constructed. Maintaining an excellent and ethical process it does not use any wood from illegal sources, but the wood that used is specially sourced from forests which have been sustainably managed. Its products are not treated with any wood preservatives and any MDF used is FSC certified. The company continues to reduce the amount of waste wherever possible and evolves its materials to be completely recyclable – with the only exceptions being fixtures and fittings. Tojo Möbel, clearly excels in product design and development, even its packaging brings logistic advantages. The products are produced to be dismantled and shipped easily, allowing for environmental gain within its distribution. The many faceted business is succeeding in all aspects from design and functionality to materials and sustainability, and wishes to continue growing in this direction. It believes that with the cooperation of various young designers, the product range of Tojo Möbel could be constantly expanded and build on its strong foundations that already exist. We are pleased to announce its win in the European Enterprise Awards 2022, and we look forward to seeing even more of its work. Contact: Robin Bieker Company: Tojo Möbel GmbH Web Address: Dec 4