Version 1 CEO, Justin Keatinge with the Ruban dHonneur Medal

The European Business Awards 2014/15 Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony took place on the 26th of May 2015 and was attended by leading business leaders, politicians, ambassadors and academics from across Europe.

Version 1 made it to this year’s final from some 24,000 entries from Businesses in 33 European countries. From that 709 entries were named National Champions in their categories. The Ruban d’Honneur was awarded to 110 finalists in 11 categories including Version 1 in the Business of the Year €26-150m category.

Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM, who sponsored the European Business Awards, said: “The calibre of this year’s competition finalists is outstanding. The extraordinary entrepreneurialism, innovation and business success demonstrated by the Ruban D’Honneurs and the overall category winners shows how much can be achieved in challenging market conditions. At RSM, we believe it is important to champion business excellence as successful and thriving companies are an integral force in driving growth and stimulating economies. All those involved are a credit to their country and we wish them every success for the future.”


Commenting on the award, Version 1 CEO Justin Keatinge said “We are delighted to have received the ruban d’Honneur and to be recognised on a European stage as a top performing Irish owned IT Services business. Through the hard work and commitment of all Version 1 employees across our UK and Irish operations we have grown and expanded into new markets and delivered to world class standards against profitability, customer satisfaction and employee engagement. We are truly honoured to have received this award.”

For more information on the awards visit the European Business Awards website.