EBA National Champion 2014-15NRS Healthcare has 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 engaged over 24,000 businesses from 33 European countries this year and 709 companies from across Europe have been named as National Champtions; going through to the second phase of the competition. Now in its 8th year, the Awards is set up to recognise and reward excellence, best practice and innovation across the European business community.

NRS Healthcare is the UK’s leading provider of community equipment and wheelchair services, as well as a manufacturer and distributor of healthcare equipment and dailt living aids. They have over 67 years experience helping people to live independently in their own home and supporting people who are older, have disabilities or special needs.

Phil Isherwood, CEO of NRS Healthcare said: “We’re very proud to be selected to represent the UK as a National Champion. The European Business Award is widely recognised as the showcase or 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 NRS Healthcare, 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 o RSM International, said: “Every year this competition gets tougher and more competitive as more companies, of varied sizes across all sectors, choose 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 review the National Champions in the second round 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.

For more information on the Awards please visit www.businessawardseurope.com