Almac ranked top in Europe for innovation

Michael Sloan of Almac, centre, pictured with Richard Gardiner, left, partner in RSM McClure Watters, and Dominic Jermey, CEO of UKTI. INPT23-001
Michael Sloan of Almac, centre, pictured with Richard Gardiner, left, partner in RSM McClure Watters, and Dominic Jermey, CEO of UKTI. INPT23-001

Almac has been recognised as one of the best companies in Europe after winning an innovation award in a competition which attracted entrants from 33 countries.

The Seagoe-based pharmaceutical firm was named the winner of the UKTI Award for Innovation in the 2014/15 European Business Awards, at an awards ceremony in London.

The competition attracted more than 24,000 entries and after being named one of 709 national champions from 33 countries, Almac took part in the public vote.

The category winners went through a process of written submissions, video entry judging and face-to-face interviews, and were shortlisted as one of 110 Ruban d’Honneur recipients before reaching the final.

There were 11 categories in the competition, which was sponsored by RSM International.

Michael Sloan, VP business development at Almac Diagnostics, said, “We are absolutely thrilled to be chosen as one of the top 11 businesses in Europe. This is a major accolade for us as The European Business Awards programme is widely recognised as one of the most challenging competitions in Europe presided over by an esteemed panel of judges.”

These brilliant businesses are the best of the best

Adrian Tripp

David Watters, managing partner of RSM McClure Watters, added, “The calibre of this year’s competition finalists is outstanding and it is fantastic to see a company from Northern Ireland acknowledged at this level for their excellence and innovation.”

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards, said, “These brilliant businesses are the best of the best... Together they are forging a stronger business community in Europe and creating a better future for us all.”