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BRANDON MEDICAL TO REPRESENT THE UK IN EUROPE€™S MOST COMPETITIVE BUSINESS AWARDS COMPETITION

The European Business Awards sponsored by HSBC has announced today that Brandon Medical is to represent the UK in the prestigious 2010 Awards programme.

Brandon Medical beat off stiff competition to be selected as one of 25 Country Representatives and will now compete for a coveted Ruban d'Honneur in the next round of the competition. Final category Award winners will be unveiled in Paris on 16th November.

Now in its fourth successful year, the European Business Awards has identified some of Europe's brightest businesses based on their ability to demonstrate the three core principles at the heart of the Awards programme. The esteemed panel of judges were looking for organisations to represent the UK who exhibited innovation, business excellence and sustainability.
Graeme Hall Managing Director of Brandon Medical comments "At Brandon Medical we're absolutely thrilled to be selected to represent the UK. We've been operating for over 15 years in the Medical industry and it's an honour to be recognised as one of the leading organisations in our country and in our field. The European Business Awards is widely recognised as the showcase for Europe's most dynamic companies. We're looking forward to the next round of the competition where we'll be competing across Europe to receive a Ruban d'Honneur."

The European Business Awards is dedicated to raising the visibility and progress of companies who excel in delivering innovation twinned with successful commercial results whilst acting responsibly and positively affecting the social environment they operate in. In 2009, the 99 Ruban d'Honneur recipients had a combined turnover greater than ‚¬570 billion and recorded an average annual profit growth of 56%.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards says, "Over the past 4 years we've received an incredibly high standard of entries from organisations who are passionate about their business. However, very few get the chance to fly the flag for their country and compete across Europe to be recognised as one of the EU's leading companies. It really is an exceptional accolade to be picked as a Country Representative, and together with HSBC we're looking forward to seeing the UK in the next round.

Noel Quinn, HSBC Head of Commercial Banking, UK, comments, "I'd like to extend my sincere congratulations to Brandon Medical. The competition was extremely tough and it is a fantastic achievement to have come this far. The European Business Awards provide a great platform to recognise how businesses have excelled despite the financial uncertainty of the past two years. The high calibre entries this year highlight UK businesses impressive ability to innovate and generate financial growth despite economic challenges - regardless of sector or size.

"Brandon Medical and the 24 other country representatives will provide tough competition for the other quality businesses representing their own nations this year, and we wish them every success at the next stage."

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