Brompton Bicycle has been named as one of the final 100 businesses and Ruban d’Honneur recipients in the 2013/2014 European Business Awards and has been elected as one of ten finalists in the Import/Export category of the Awards. Brompton Bicycle will now go on to compete in the third and final round of judging. The ten overall category winners will be announced at an Event on 27th May in Athens, Greece.
Brompton MD Will Butler-Adams said: “Recognition like the Ruban d’Honneur is a milestone for how far we’ve come, having seen exports grow to 80 percent of the business in 25 years of full time production. We are a British business but Europe is one of our most important markets."
Of almost 400 initial entrants from around the European Union, public voting during the past two months resulted in 100 organisations being awarded the Ruban d’Honneur, with another 30 declared National Public Champions; all now go forward to undertake a face-to-face interview before a judging panel made up of European business and political leaders, academics and entrepreneurs.
Brompton exports to 43 countries worldwide, including more than 20 in Europe.