In the 1st phase of public voting, 156,573 votes were received for the video entries posted by companies online, and Mithra Pharmaceuticals got the highest number of votes for Belgium. It was chosen out of 709 other businesses, and is one of 33 National Public Champions announced today from countries across Europe.

The National Public Champions were celebrated at a Gala Event on 26 May 2015 in London, where François Fornieri, CEO of Mithra Pharmaceuticals, received the National Public Champion of Belgium medal.

“We are extremely proud to be named the National Public Champion of Belgium”, explains François Fornieri, “the European Business Awards is widely recognised as the showcase for Europe’s most dynamic companies. We are proud of what we achieved today.”

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: “It is a fantastic stamp of approval to be voted best in class by the public, and this voting stage has provided a wonderful opportunity to engage clients, staff, stakeholders, and potential new customers. Well done to all our National Public Champions.”

The European Business Awards is an independent Awards programme designed to recognise and promote excellence, best practice and innovation in the European business community. This year it engaged with over 43,000 businesses from 33 European countries. It is now open for entrants for the 2015-16 competition.

For more information and review the video entries please visit