Barcelona, September 8, 2014 – Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online voting and election modernization, has been selected as a National Champion representing Spain in the 2014/15 European Business Awards (EBA), a prestigious and independent awards competition, sponsored by RSM International, designed to recognize and promote excellence, best practice, innovation and financial success in the European business community.
EBA is Europe’s largest and most significant cross-sector business recognition program, supported by businesses leaders, academics, entrepreneurs, media and political leaders from across Europe. This year it has engaged with over 24,000 businesses in 33 countries across Europe. The election process was comprised of 2 phases of public voting by 132 judges.
In addition to being awarded a National Champion, Scytl will also be going through to the second phase of the competition, as a key representative in The UKTI Award for Innovation category, as one of Europe’s most dynamic and exciting businesses, actively demonstrating the core principles of the European Business Awards: Success, Innovation, Ethics and an International mind-set.
“We are extremely proud to have received this award by the EBA. In an industry that provides services to elections and government bodies where innovation is as important as a company´s ethics and integrity, being recognized for these three cope principals is of huge significance in the electoral industry and to Scytl,” says Pere Valles, CEO at Scytl.
“Congratulations to Scytl, 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,” says Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards.
“Every year this competition gets tougher and more competitive as more companies of various sizes and sectors chose to compete. 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,” concludes Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International.
Scytl is the global leader in secure election management and electronic voting solutions. Specializing in election modernization technologies, Scytl offers the first end-to-end election management and voting platform, providing the highest security and transparency standards currently available. Scytl has capitalized on its more than 18 years of research to develop election-specific cryptographic security technology protected by more than 40 international patents and patent applications, positioning Scytl as the company with the largest patent portfolio of the industry.
Scytl’s solutions have been successfully used in over 35 countries across the globe over the last 10 years, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Ecuador, France, Norway, Switzerland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the UAE, India, Iceland and Australia. Scytl is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain with strategic offices the United States, Canada, Brazil, Peru and Greece as well as field offices in the UK, Ukraine, Mexico, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh and Australia. For more information, visit www.scytl.com
About the European Business Awards
The European Business Awards recognises and rewards excellence, best practice and innovation. The competition is free to enter and open to organisations of all sizes and from any industry sector.
The European Business Awards programme serves three purposes for the European business community:
- It provides examples for the business community to aspire to
- It celebrates and endorses individual’s and organisation’s success
- It provides an active platform for debate
About RSM International
RSM International is the lead sponsor of the European Business Awards and has sponsored the Awards programme since its inception.
RSM International is a worldwide network of independent accounting and consulting firms. RSM and its member firms are separate and independent legal entities. RSM does not provide accounting or consultancy services, all such services are provided by member firms practicing on their own account. The network’s total fee income of US$3.8 billion places it amongst the top six international accounting organisations worldwide. Member firms are driven by a common vision of providing high quality professional services, both in their domestic markets and in serving the international professional service needs of their client base. RSM is a member of the Forum of Firms. The objective of the Forum of Firms is to promote consistent and high quality standards of financial and auditing practices worldwide.
2014 marks an exceptional year for RSM International as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary. www.rsmi.com
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