Globally recognized award
EY is in its 19th consecutive year of hosting the ‘L’Entreprise de l’Année®’ award in the French-speaking part of Belgium. Since 1996, EY has honoured companies that demonstrate impressive growth and set themselves apart through their innovation, international presence, strategic vision and perseverance.
“The ‘L’Entreprise de l’Année’ award recognizes companies that are experiencing spectacular growth and results, and that have distinguished themselves with their business savvy, strategy, management, innovation, openness and tenacity under all circumstances. These companies are delivering sensational growth and results, and are financially healthy. Extremely competent, ambitious and high-performing companies were again nominated for this 19th edition of ‘L’Entreprise de l’Année®’. Yet there was one company that made a particular impression on the jury thanks to its quality and ambition: Belourthe. We are delighted that a high-performing and dynamic company like Belourthe was named ‘L’Entreprise de l’Année 2014®’", says Philippe Pire, EY partner.
Belourthe succeeds laureates includingTilman (2013), TPF (2012), Hamon (2011), Exki (2010), Proximedia (2009), FIB Belgium (2008) Amtoys/Noukie’s (2007), Concept et Forme (Stûv) (2006), Callataÿ et Wouters (Sopra Banking Software) (2005), Pharmadeal (Pharmexx) (2004), Euroscreen (2003), I.R.I.S. Group (2002), Eurogentec (2001), EVS Broadcast Equipment (2000), IBA (1999), Ariane II (Sogeti Belgium) (1998), Moorkens Projects (1997) and DB Associates (AOS Belgium) (1996).
"Belourthe is built on an industrial manufacturing site which was previously home to a large multinational. It succeeded in relaunching industrial and commercial activities at the site and implementing a strategy that links an efficient production process with R&D and marketing programmes, resulting in a profitable and export-oriented business model. Belourthe won over the jury with this story, and was voted ‘L’Entreprise de l’Année 2014®’", emphasizes Jury Chairman Baron Jean Stephenne.
Recognising a young company with strong growth potential
The ‘L’Entreprise Prometteuse de l’Année®’ award is in its second edition in the French-speaking part of Belgium. The award honours a young company in full expansion, a possible future laureate of ‘L’Entreprise de l’Année®’. Among the companies that survived the preselection, CEFALY Technology, intoPIX, ORA and UNITEQ could count on the special attention of the jury. Yet there was one company that stood head and shoulders above the rest: CEFALY Technology, which succeeds OpenERP, laureate of ‘L’Entreprise Prometteuse de l’Année 2013®’.
"In choosing CEFALY Technology from a group of remarkable and promising nominees, the ‘L’Entreprise Prometteuse de l’Année 2014®’ jury is honoring a company that has developed a very innovative product with great international potential. The company has a mature and experienced management team that in the future perhaps will guide the company to the distinction of ‘L'Entreprise the l'Année®’. This indeed is the jury’s wish for the company", concludes Pierre Rion, jury chairman.