The award was presented to Arkadin’s co-founder, Thomas Boudier, at the ceremony at The Westin in Paris. Arkadin was among ten other businesses from across Europe which were awarded the Ruban d’Honneur for the HSBC Growth Strategy of the Year award category.
“I am very proud to have accepted this honour on behalf of the Arkadin team,” said Thomas Boudier. “Arkadin has achieved nine years of stable and reliable growth both in Europe and across the world. It is the hard work and close collaboration of the entire global team which has made this growth possible. “
The European Business Awards is an annual event which celebrates entrepreneurial innovation and passion for growth in businesses of all sizes across the continent. The gala event brought together over 300 of Europe’s business elite, including heads of state, industrial veterans and the media. The finalist businesses at the award ceremony represented a combined turnover of €766 billion Euros (6% of the EU’s overall GDP).
Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards says, “The quality of entrants for this year’s, European Business Awards has been staggeringly high and we’ve had the privilege of examining the work of Europe’s most dynamic organisations. To win this Award is a remarkable tribute, as each year our judges raise the standard of expectation and are a tough bunch to please. It’s been an honour to see Arkadin win a Ruban d’Honneur and we’re looking forward to seeing their success story continue.”
Founded in Paris in 2001, Arkadin has grown to become a world leading supplier of audio and web conferencing facilities. The business now has over 9,000 customers from small enterprises to industry leading multinationals. Arkadin has local offices in 26 countries and over 700 staff worldwide. Previous accolades which Arkadin has won include the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, the OSEO Innovation Award, and the “Prix de l’Ambition” in 2009.
“This award is a milestone in our continued strategy for development and expansion,” said Thomas Boudier. “As we enter the next decade, organisations of every size are seeking innovative ways of working together even when they are not in the same location – Arkadin is working in partnership with its customers to fulfil the demand for an easy to use collaborative infrastructure”.
About the European Business Awards 2010
The European Business Awards recognises and rewards excellence, best practice and innovation in companies across the European Union. 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 case studies and content for learning from these exceptional organizations
An innovative, strong and thriving business community makes a successful and prosperous Europe.