cleverbridge Named National Champion in the European Business Awards 2014/15

cleverbridge, a global full-service e-commerce provider for software and cloud companies, announces that the company has been named a National Champion representing Germany in the European Business Awards 2014/15.

Europe’s largest and most significant cross-sector business recognition program, the European Business Awards celebrate excellence, best practice and innovation in companies across the European Union. cleverbridge represents Germany in the Employer of the Year Award category as it heads into the second phase of the competition.

Now in its 8th year, the European Business Awards received over 24,000 entries from businesses from 33 European countries this year. All National Champions for the ten award categories are selected by a panel of judges made up of Europe-wide business leaders, academics and entrepreneurs. cleverbridge was selected in the Employer of the Year category, which recognizes companies that have the ability to inspire and motivate their staff by enabling career expansion, are committed to equal employment opportunity and understand the importance of a work-life balance.

“We are thrilled and honored to be selected as a National Champion representing Germany in the Employer of the Year award category,” said Christian Blume, CEO, cleverbridge. “As cleverbridge has continued to grow as a global organization, we’ve spent more time and energy continuing to foster a strong company culture that ensures our employees can grow at both a personal and professional level. I view this award as a testament to those continued efforts and to our employees who make this a great place to work.”

Since its founding, cleverbridge has always focused on fostering a strong company culture as a global organization which has resulted in a great deal of industry recognition. The company was named No. 11 on the 2013 Great Place to Work list by Great Place to Work Institute, which recognizes the top 40 IT companies in Germany with exceptional workplace cultures based on a benchmark survey. cleverbridge’s Chicago office was also named to Chicago Business Journal‘s 2013 Best Places to Work Awards list and Brill Street’s 2013 list of Top 50 Employers for Gen Y Emerging Talent in Chicago.

From the National Champions shortlisted in September, the European Business Awards judges will name the Ruban D’Honneur winners in February 2015. In addition to the standard judging process, all of the National Champions will also take part in a public vote to decide ‘Public Champions’ for each country as well as one overall European Public Champion.

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