Renowned award for entrepreneurial excellence in the industry category
Every year, the entrepreneurs of the year are sought for in 60 countries. In Germany, too, awards were again presented in five categories last year: digital transformation, industry, service / IT, consumer goods / retail and young companies. In the finals, Hans, Hans-Peter and Roland Fischer prevailed against seven other companies in the industry category with the fischer group. At the ceremony with 700 guests from business, politics, society and the media, the Fischer managers received the special prize on 19 October 2018 at the German Historical Museum in Berlin from the presenter and Tagesschau speaker Judith Rakers. “Of course it is something very special to be honored in such a top-class competition,” says Roland Fischer. And his older brother Hans-Peter, who unfortunately could not be there at the award ceremony, adds with a smile: “Our father definitely deserved it more than we did. Many thanks, of course, to all our customers and employees, without whom none of this would have been possible.”
Since 1997, the consulting firm Ernst & Young has honoured fast-growing companies and their leaders with this award. The “EY Entrepreneur Of The Year” is one of the most prestigious awards for entrepreneurial excellence worldwide. With its international orientation, the competition connects the best entrepreneurs around the globe.
Five criteria decide who can become “EY Entrepreneur Of The Year”. They are defined and evaluated by an independent jury. The criteria are growth, future potential, innovative strength, leadership and social responsibility.
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