Cosentino Wins 2014 European Business Award
May 28, 2014
NEW YORK, New York (May 28, 2014) – Cosentino Group, the world leader in the production and distribution of innovative surfaces for architecture and design, was named the Best Import/Export Company at the prestigious 2013-2014 European Business Awards on May 27 at the annual awards gala held in Athens, Greece. Santiago Alfonso, Cosentino’s Director of Marketing and Communication, accepted the award joined by Isabel Martinez-Cosentino Ramos, who attended on behalf of the Cosentino family.
The prestigious award recognized Cosentino as a leading international brand within Europe and applauds the company’s “steady growth in export, expansion into new markets and the introduction of creative and innovative operational processes.” The award also acknowledged Cosentino for its “strength in the management and development of international trade, as well as the company’s ability to maintain and improve its position in the market over its competitors.”
The European Business Award is an independent honor focused on recognizing and promoting excellence, good practice, and innovation within the European business community. This year, 17,000 candidates from 34 European countries applied.
The award consists of three main phases. During the first phase, the National Champions from each country are chosen. Next, the “Ruban d’Honneur” award winners are named, which is followed by the companies presenting their organizations to a panel of judges.
Candidates for the award are assessed by a panel of over 100 judges, which includes European politicians, business leaders, academics and entrepreneurs. The judges assess the candidates according to three categories: innovation, ethics and the international approach. The awards conclude when the category winners are presented at the awards gala.