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BBLF members Among Winners and Jury Members of Forbes Business Awards

January 13, 2015
BBLF members Among Winners and Jury Members of Forbes Business Awards

BBLF members Sixty K, Unique Estates and Aurubis are among the winners of 2014 Forbes awards. Prominent BBLF figures - Maria Shishkova, AIMS Human Capital, Petya Dimitrova, Postbank and Hristo Iliev, AG Capital were among the members of the jury this year.

For the fourth consecutive year at a ceremony on January 12, 2015 at Kempinski Hotel Zografski Forbes Bulgaria announced the winners in trs 2014 Business Awards 2014. 55 companies entered the competition that aspires to highlight best business practices and entrepreneurship spirit.  The entries were evaluated by an independent jury of experts , entrepreneurs and managers. The event was held with the general sponsorship of Mtel and with the kind support of Dinevi Group, Postbank, EY Bulgaria, Turkish Airlines,, Miele, Chivas, Domaine Boyar and Captain Cook.

Forbes bestowed awards in eight different categories: Client Policy, Business Development, Quality of Service, Quality Products, Employee of the Year, Human Resources Development, Best Start Ups and Community Service Award. Forbes Bulgaria presented three special awards too.

Sixty K was the big winner scooping prizes in five categories, including top prize in Employee of the Year. Telerik  took the biggest number of statuettes with top prizes  Business Development and Quality of Products and a special Deal of the Year award. Musala Soft grabbed two top prizes in Human Resources Development and Quality of Service.

The ceremony was attended by all finalists, guests and partners of Forbes, as well as members of the jury as follows:

  • Grigoriy Vazov, president of the Higher School of Insurance and Finance
  • Lachezar Bogdanov , managing partner at Industry Watch
  • Lyuben Belov, managing partner at  LAUNCHub
  • Maria Shishkova, Managing Partner at AIMS Human Capital
  • Nikolai Garnev, managing partner at EY Bulgaria
  • Ognyan Donev, CEO of Sopharma
  • Petya Dimitrova, CEO of Postbank
  • Radostina Manahova, managing partner of MMD Partners
  • Stanimir Karolev, founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Karoll
  • Hristo Iliev, founder and CEO of AG Capital and chairman of the Family Business Association Bulgaria.

Honourary guest of the event was Ivaylo Penchev, co-founder of Walltopia. The company is a world leader in climbing walls production selling its products globally. "Let me tell you the truth: entrepreneurs are the most important people in this world. Since time immemorial, the entrepreneurs are the ones who create value. We are the ones who have dreams and we know how to unite others," Penchev said.

Here are the winners in the eight categories:

Customer Policy

I prize – All Channels Communication

II prize – Unique Estates

III prize – Sixty K (60K)

Business Development

I prize – Telerik: A Progress Software Company

II prize – ScaleFocus

III prize – All Channels Communication

Quality of Products

I prize – Telerik: A Progress Software Company

II prize – Panteley Toshev

III prize – Marisan & Kolev

Quality of Service (in cooperation with TRADER BG)

I prize – Musala Soft

II prize – ScaleFocus

III prize – Sixty K (60K)

III prize – Unique Estates

Employee of the Year

I prize – Stefan Stoyanovski, Operational Manager, Sixty K

II prize – Veselin Georgiev, CTO, Pocket Tiger

III prize – Kamelia Maneva, Online Marketing Manager, Foodpanda Bulgaria

Award for Community Service

I prize – Aurubis Bulgaria

II prize – VM Ware

III place – Sixty K (60K)

Best Start Up Business

I prize - NetIX Communications

II prize - SkimProt

III prize – Transmetrics

Human Resources Development

I prize – Musala Soft

II prize – ScaleFocus

III prize – Sixty K (60K)

Forbes Bulgaria presented three special awards:

Deal of the Year - Telerik

NGO of the Year – Teach for Bulgaria

Special Award for Quality – Refan Bulgaria

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