Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2014
July 23, 2014 - Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts, today announced the winners in its second annual global competition. Over 200 entries were received in this year’s awards program from an impressive array of public and private companies representing more than 30 countries and a variety of industries and sectors.
“The quality of entries was very high in sectors that are critical to the future of the economy,” said Damon Kitney, business editor at The Australian. “In the end, my choice came down to which business will have the most transformative impact, and it was hard to split them because they all are doing this in different ways.”
Gold and multiple award winners this year include: ACE Enterprise (Slovakia), Adido (United Kingdom), AdTheorent, Airpush, AirWatch, Bambooee, Bankrate, BlackBerry, BlackLine Systems, BlueCat Networks (Canada), Cloudera, Creative Lodging Solutions, Dell, Epson, DHL (New Zealand), Hadera Paper (Israel), Idea Grove, Implix (Poland), iTalent Corporation, IT University Online, Language Connect, LeadBolt (Australia), LeddarTech (Canada), Lenovo, Maras Group (Australia), MicroStrategy, Monitise (United Kingdom), MWW Group, NQ Mobile, OrthoGraph (Hungary), Quality Systems, RetailNext, the Royal Bank of Scotland (United Kingdom), SDL (United Kingdom), Toshiba, USANA, ViiViiVii, Virtela and Yealands Estate Wines (New Zealand). For a full list of gold, silver and bronze award winners in Best in Biz Awards 2014 International, visit: http://intl.bestinbizawards.com/intl-2014-winners.
“The variety of entries in the ‘Best Place To Work’ category was very interesting and I loved their diversity – from startups to well-entrenched brands like DHL competing for the top honor,” said Preethi Chamikutty, executive editor at YourStory.com (India). “It is nice to see companies taking such good care of their workforce. Companies that belonged to industries such as services and hospitality had a slight edge above others because of the nature of the business itself: service and hospitality industries have a great focus on customer satisfaction, and their customers can only be kept happy by happy employees.”
Winners of Best in Biz Awards 2014 International were determined based on scoring from a panel of 27 judges drawn from top-tier news, business, finance, and technology publications and media outlets from 17 countries, with all continents represented. This year’s judging panel included writers and contributors to such publications as Asian Power (Singapore), Australian (Australia), Bennett Business Connections (Canada), Canadian Business (Canada), Computer Hoy (Spain), CTV (Canada), Gamers Intuition (United States), Gizmodo and Lifehacker (Australia), HTMobile (Israel), Huffington Post (United States), IAA Magazine (United Arab Emirates), InBusiness (Cyprus and Greece), Irish Independent (Ireland), J Arnold & Associates (Canada), Kaiser The Sage (Philippines), Mumbrella and Encore Magazine (Australia), PC Authority (Australia), Stuff.co.nz (New Zealand), TechHim (India), TechnoFILE.com (Canada), The Engaging Brand (United Kingdom), Vyapar (India), Ventures Africa (Nigeria), Wirausaha & Keuangan (Indonesia), WirelessDuniya (India), Xbox Plus (Brazil) and YourStory.in (India).
“Under the category ‘Executive of the Year’ in Best in Biz Awards 2014 International, it was inspiring reading about the good work done by several CEO’s and top executives,” said Manjula Ramakrishnan, IAA Magazine (United Arab Emirates), who has judged several EMEA competitions in the past. “Their work was all the more laudable, for it was not just about the upward spiral of the company, or making the bottom line look good; it also included Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and involving the organization in meaningful community activities. In addition, it was amply evident that employee empowerment was of paramount importance, which again brought into honed focus the commendable business philosophy adopted by the leaders who are at the helm of company affairs.”
Best in Biz Awards is now accepting entries in its fourth annual North American program, open to any company from any industry based in or operating in North America. Companies can enter 60 company, department or team, executive, product, and PR and media categories, including Company of the Year, Most Customer Friendly Company of the Year, Best Place to Work, PR Agency of the Year, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product of the Year, Enterprise Product of the Year, PR Campaign of the Year, Website of the Year, Event of the Year, and Film or Video of the Year. The regular entry deadline is August 15, 2014, with late entries accepted until September 19, 2014.
About Best in Biz Awards
Best in Biz Awards recognizes top companies, teams, executives and products for their business success as judged by established members of the press and industry analysts. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in three separate programs: North America, EMEA, and International. Entries for Best in Biz Awards 2014 are currently being accepted from all companies based or operating in North America until the final deadline on September 19, 2014. For more information, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com.