CEO Steve Leach is European Entrepreneur of the Year
on: March 12, 2008, 4:31 am
Release Author: Bigmouthmedia
Release Summary: Leading new media entrepreneur Steve Leach has
triumphed at Europe's most prestigious business awards, with the
Bigmouthmedia CEO walking away with the title of International Entrepreneur
of the Year
Release Body: Leading new media entrepreneur Steve
Leach has triumphed at Europe's most prestigious business
awards, walking away with the title of International Entrepreneur
of the Year.
the accolade at a packed Paris ceremony, the founder of Europe's
largest digital marketing
agency almost didn't make it to the European Business
Awards event. Less than an hour before the bigmouthmedia
CEO was due to arrive; the taxi he was travelling
in was written-off in a motorway accident.
RSM International Entrepreneur of the Year by a
judging committee assembled to recognise business innovation, excellence
and ethics, Leach emerged as winner ahead of a tough field of competitors
representing 25 of the 27 European member states. He was selected
after the panel identified him as having demonstrated exceptional
vision and leadership qualities alongside an innovative approach
that has been backed up by bigmouthmedia's strong business performance.
is a tremendous honour. We've come a long way since first launching
the company in an Edinburgh basement a decade ago and receiving
this award is a landmark moment for me personally and a tribute
to a talented team of people who made bigmouthmedia
what it is today," said Leach.
just experienced first-hand the terrors of a French motorway smash,
to be honest I was just delighted to have made it to the ceremony
the award in front of an audience of European dignitaries, Jean
Stephens, CEO of category sponsor RSM International said:
“Steve thoroughly merits the accolades he's achieved,
and we offer him our wholehearted congratulations on winning The
RSM International Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Bigmouthmedia
is about the here and now. Like RSM, it
has global offices partnering international companies, and advising
them on how to succeed in the ever-developing modern business world.”
win comes on the back of a host of awards for Leach and the team
at bigmouthmedia. In the last 12 months he has
been crowned Entrepreneur of the Year for both
Scotland and the UK, while the company he founded is also short
listed for honours at both the Fast Growth Business Awards
and the UK Technology and Innovation Awards.
in 1997, bigmouthmedia is a leader in digital
marketing, with a team of over 200 staff across 13 offices in
10 countries on 3 continents the company maximizes return and exposure
for major brands online through a variety of fully integrated digital
marketing channels: Search
Engine Optimisation, PPC, Display Advertising, Affiliate Marketing,
Social Networking, Brand Monitoring, Online PR and Web
services big-brand customers globally including: Adidas, Hilton,
British Airways, Tesco, Aer Lingus, BP, Barclays, Castrol, Conrad
International, Dorling Kindersley, Early Learning Centre, easyCar,
Fasthosts, Jumeirah, Canon, Samsung, Starbucks, Top Man, Debenhams,
Which?, Lacoste, Euler Hermes and Wall Street Institute.
is a Deloitte Fast Growth winner and a 2007 FT Best Place to Work.
2007 saw the company celebrate its tenth anniversary and global
CEO Steve Leach celebrated a unique hat-trick of major business
awards; UK Entrepreneur of the Year title at the National Business
Awards and National Business Awards for Scotland, as well as UK
Entrepreneur of the Year at the prestigious CBI-backed Growing Business
the European Business Awards 2008:
European Business Awards exists to recognise and reward
excellence, best practice and innovation in companies across the
European Union. Extensive research and high standards of judging
has established the European Business Awards as
the showcase of Europe’s skills, achievements and innovations
in the field of business. Open to pan-European organisations of
all sizes and from any industry sector – public or private
– the programme allows top European businesses to showcase
achievements, benchmark their success against companies of all types,
and celebrate their vision and determination.
European Business Awards is a self funding venture set up and run
with the support of forward thinking organisations including: CMS
Legal Services EEIG; Société Générale;
Atradius; RSM International and The Wall Street Journal Europe.
Details: Press Contact (International):
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Tel: (+44)131 561 2179
Fax (+44)131 553 6800
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