OSG Vericlaim has been named as a National Champion for Ireland in the European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM; Europe’s largest business competition set up to celebrate business excellence and best practice in the European business community.

The Awards Ceremony, now in its 10th year, is supported by business leaders, academics and political representatives from across Europe, and this year engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 24 countries.

OSG Vericlaim has been chosen after the first phase of judging by an independent panel. They were evaluated on the core European Business Awards’ values of innovation, ethics and success, and will now go through to the second stage of the competition, which includes a video and public vote.

OSG Vericlaim is the largest provider of professional outsourcing services to the Insurance, Banking and Financial Services markets in Ireland. Through indigenous growth, strategic recruitment and business acquisition, OSG Vericlaim has grown to become a leading financial outsourcing company since its birth in 1984.

Dick Harnett, Head of Business Development, Sales and Marketing for OSG Vericlaim said: “We’re very proud to be selected to represent Ireland as a National Champion. The European Business Awards is widely recognised as the showcase for Europe’s most dynamic companies and we are honoured to be recognised at this level.”

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: “Congratulations to OSG Vericlaim who have been selected to represent their country as National Champions. They are central to the success of Europe’s strong business community, and have shown the core principles we look for of innovation, ethics and success”

The next round requires the National Champions to make a presentation video, telling their unique story and explaining their business success. The Awards’ independent judges will award the best of this group the ‘Ruban d’Honneur’ status and the selected companies will then go on to the Gala Final in 2017.

Separately, in a two stage public vote, the videos will be hosted on the European Business Awards’ website, and the company who receives the most votes in their country will become the ‘National Public Champion’. Last year over 227,000 votes were cast as companies were supported globally by their clients, staff and peers, as well as the general public.

Lead sponsor RSM, the sixth largest network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms worldwide has supported the European Business Awards since its inception. The Awards’ core purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more succesful business community throughout Europe. Additional sponsors and partners for the Awards include UK Trade and Investment, ELITE and PR Newswire.

In the 2015/16 competition, all EU member markets were represented plus Turkey, Norway, Switzerland, Serbia and the Former Yougoslav Republic of Macedonia. Their combined revenue exceeded €1.2 trillion employing over 2.5 million people.