Irish owned IT services and networking company, Arkphire has been named among a list of businesses across 34 countries in Europe in recognition for their business excellence. The European Business Awards, sponsored by professional services firm RSM, has engaged with over 33,000 companies throughout Europe as part of its review process in recognising successful innovative companies.
Arkphire was chosen for Europe’s first ever ‘Ones to Watch’ category as it was adjudged to have demonstrated exceptional achievement and reflected the award’s core values of innovation, success and ethics.
Arkphire is a leading IT solutions company with operations in both Dublin and London. For the past 40 years, Arkphire has been working as a trusted partner on behalf of its customers throughout Europe, providing technology expertise, products and support services that deliver successful outcomes to the needs of their business. Arkphire’s customers cover large multinationals, leading Irish organisations and public sector agencies within a wide range of industries including telecommunications, finance, healthcare and energy.
Commenting on the award, Paschal Naylor, CEO at Arkphire said: “Arkphire continues to adapt and grow with the needs of our customers. We strive to provide premium expertise, products and services to each business. To be named on the business excellence list as one of Europe’s ‘Ones to Watch’ is a great honour. This nomination boosts Arkphire’s confidence in continuing to succeed as a key contributor within the technology sector in Europe.”
Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards, Europe’s largest cross-sector business competition, said: “We wanted to recognise more widely the many incredible business success stories from across Europe.”
He continued: “The talent, dedication and innovation at the heart of these companies creates jobs and opportunity, and is what drives their country’s prosperity. The ‘Ones to Watch’ lists will set a benchmark of success for the European business community.”
Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM, the sixth largest global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, and long-term sponsors of the Awards, said: “To be listed as a ‘Ones to Watch’ is a real accolade. At RSM, we work with companies across Europe and beyond, advising them on all areas of their business and we are passionate about encouraging success and prosperity. We wish these dynamic companies every success in the future.”
Arkphire will now have the chance to compete in one of the 12 categories of the European Business Awards to become a National Winner in their country. If successful, they will then take part in the grand final in May 2018, where the final 12 European winners will be announced. They will also have the chance to enter a public vote, which attracts attention and support from across the globe.
The Awards Categories for 2017-2018:
- The RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award
- The ELITE Award for Growth Strategy of the Year
- The Award for Innovation
- The Award for International Expansion
- The Social Responsibility and Environmental Awareness Award
- The New Business of The Year Award
- The Workplace and People Development Award
- The Customer and Market Engagement Award
- The Digital Technology Award
- The Business of the Year Award with Turnover € 0 – 25M
- The Business of the Year Award with Turnover €26M – 150M
- The Business of the Year Award with Turnover €150 +
For more information about the list of 34 countries nominated for Europe’s ‘Ones to Watch’ category can be found at www.businessawardseurope.com.