Lyon, France, September 8, 2016 – Novasep has been named a National Champion for France in the Import/Export category in The European Business Awards (EBA), sponsored by RSM; Europe’s largest business competition set up to celebrate business excellence and best practice in the European business community.

The Awards, now in its 10th year, is supported by business leaders, academics and political representatives from across Europe. This year, the event engaged with over 33,000 businesses from 34 countries.

Novasep was chosen following the first phase of judging by an independent panel. The panel evaluated Novasep on the core EBA values of innovation, ethics and success. Novasep will now enter the second stage of the competition, which includes a presentation video and a public vote.

Approximately 90% of Novasep’s turnover derives from exports. The company has made significant investments in France over the last four years, and more recently in the US. These investments have been fueling the further growth of sales with customers located in Asia, Europe and USA.

“We’re very proud to be named France’s National Champion in The European Business Awards, widely recognized as the showcase for Europe’s most dynamic companies. We are delighted to see our work recognized at this level,” said Dr Michel Spagnol, CEO of Novasep and chairman of the board.

“Congratulations to Novasep, selected to represent its country as National Champions,” said Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards. “Novasep is central to the success of Europe’s strong business community, and has shown the core principles of innovation, ethics and success we look for.”

The next round requires the National Champions to make a presentation video, each 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. 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. The company that receives the most votes in its 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 successful business community throughout Europe. Additional sponsors and partners of 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 Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Their combined revenue exceeded €1.2 trillion employing over 2.5 million people.

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About Novasep

Novasep is a global provider of cost-effective and sustainable manufacturing solutions for life sciences molecules and fine chemicals. Novasep’s unique offering includes process development services, purification equipment and turnkey processes, contract manufacturing services and complex active molecules to serve pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, fine chemical, food and functional ingredients as well as fermentation and chemical commodities industries.