The cream of continental business talent will be celebrated at the fifth annual European Families in Business Awards in Berlin on 21 June.
Family business leaders and business school experts on the judging panel for CampdenFB have shortlisted the 30 best of the best from more than 250 nominations across six categories. Close to 1,000 companies have been nominated since 2012.
Six winners will be announced during a gala dinner at Hotel De Rome in Berlin on 21 June. The prestigious awards are held in conjunction with the European Families in Business Conference, in association with Societe Generale Private Banking.
Director Jean-François Mazaud said Societe Generale is "very proud to be associated for the fifth consecutive year with the celebration of European family businesses.
"They are truly the backbone of the European economy and must be praised for their critical role in terms of job creation, social cohesion and innovation.
"Congratulations to all the finalists and we look forward to meeting the winners in Berlin."
Editor Nicholas Moody said CampdenFB had received an excellent number of entries this year and the calibre of entries had again made the judging process a very difficult one.
“This is the fifth year we’ve held the European Families in Business Awards and it’s brilliant to have such great businesses competing across the six categories,” he said. “We’re also looking forward to honouring our 24 past winners who have helped make the awards so special over the past five years."
If you would like to join in on the awards, please contact Simi Dhillon to indicate how many people you would like to register, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone: +44 (0) 203 763 2818.
Top Family Business
The Clausen family behind Danfoss Group (Denmark) was named Top Family Business of the Year 2015. The five shortlisted businesses in 2016 are:
Top Family Business Leader
Top Family Business Rising Star
Top Next-Generation Entrepreneur
Ryan is back for her second consecutive nomination.
Top Sustainable Family Business
Illy Caffe (Italy) won the Top Sustainable Family Business of the Year for 2015. The contenders for 2016 are as follows:
Top Non-Family Director
More information on the awards can be found at www.campdenfb.com/fib-awards.