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COILLTE Wins Major European Business Award

  • 06.09.2013

European Business Awards

Coillte best in Europe for Environmental & Corporate Sustainability

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards; Gerry Britchfield Coillte; Paul Richards Managing Director EBA; and Robert Coles, Regional Leader Europe at RSM.

Coillte is pleased to announce that the company has won the Millicom Award for Environmental & Corporate Sustainability at the European Business Awards ceremony, held on 6th June 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Speaking at the ceremony Gerry Britchfield, Acting Chief Executive of Coillte said:

“We are delighted to win this award and to be recognised in this category because environmental and corporate sustainability are what Coillte is all about – our core purpose is to enrich lives locally, nationally and globally though innovative and sustainable management of natural resources.

“It is particularly pleasing to be recognised by such a high quality panel of judges from across Europe where we export the majority of our wood and wood panel products and to come out top against such a diverse range of companies. Thanks in particular go to the people of Coillte who deliver on our commitments every day and who are the real winners of this award.’

He also expressed his thanks to the European Business Awards for the honour and to RSM Farrell Grant Sparks in Ireland who nominated Coillte for the initial phase of the awards.

The European Business Awards honour those that promote success, innovation and ethics within the European business community. The aim of the Awards is: To draw attention to and recognise our best businesses and what they are doing To enable companies of all sizes and industries to compare themselves to and learn from the very best in Europe To stimulate the debate about the future shape, form and substance of the business community in Europe - on a national and Europe wide level

More information on the awards and the other winners is available from

About the European Business Awards Since 2007, the European Business Awards has been shining a light on the most innovative businesses on the continent by promoting success, innovation and ethics in the European business community.

In 2011, the EBAs engaged with over 15,000 organisations in over 30 countries showcasing the best in class, the winners from a diverse range of industries including cosmetics, engineering, fashion, online businesses, manufacturing and transport were congratulated by an audience comprising heads of state, leading industrialists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, media owners and academics from across 30 European nations.

Participants represented a combined turnover of over €1 trillion Euros (8.23% of EU GDP)*, employing over 2.7 million people.