Cyclehoop shortlisted for the European Business Awards

Young Gun Anthony Lau’s company awarded UK National Champion status alongside McLaren and Anglian Water

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Global cycle-stand manufacturer, Cyclehoop, founded by 2010 Young Gun Anthony Lau, has been awarded UK National Champion status in the European Business Awards.

The annual awards seek to identify Europe’s ‘brightest’ businesses based on their ability to demonstrate innovation, business excellence and sustainability. 526 businesses from 31 countries have been chosen as National Champions, progressing through to the second round of the awards. 

The bike-parking provider was named alongside 49 other fast-growth UK companies including McLaren Automotive, Anglian Water and Crown Paints.

Launched in 2008, Cyclehoop manufactures functional indoor and outdoor bike stands to help people park their bikes both quickly and securely.

It has grown rapidly in the last few years and now sells a range of products into several countries including Germany, Finland and the USA and has a major contract with Transport for London.

In the next round of the competition, Cyclehoop will compete to achieve Ruban d’Honneur status, by submitting a video entry which will be assessed by a European judging panel, with the top 100 businesses awarded.

The public will also be able to vote online for their favourite National Champion from each country and the winners will be crowned ‘National Public Champions’ moving forward in the competition alongside the Ruban d’Honneur recipients. Voting is open for the public from November 2013-January 2014.

Once the Ruban d’Honneur list has been announced, recipients will be asked to attend face-to-face interviews before the overall winners are revealed at its gala awards ceremony in April 2014.

One of the 31 National Public champions will also be crowned the overall European Public Champion, following a further public vote in early 2014.

CEO of the European Business Awards, Adrian Tripp said:

“Very few [businesses] get the chance to fly the flag for their country and compete across Europe to be recognised as one of Europe’s finest.

“It really is an exceptional accolade to be picked as a National Champion and, together with our sponsors and supporters; we’re looking forward to seeing the UK in the next round.”

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