The Contact Company has been named as one of Europe’s ‘Ones to Watch’ in a list of business excellence published by the European Business Awards, one of the world’s largest and longest-running business competitions. The Contact Company was chosen as it demonstrates exceptional achievement in one of the 18 European Business Awards’ categories and reflects the programme’s core values of innovation, success and ethics. The ‘Ones to Watch’ list for the UK can be found here. Since its inception in 2006, The Contact Company has grown from a team of 12 people, to one of its region’s largest private sector employers, with over 1,200 employees and two sites across the Wirral. In the last 10 years, the company has seen its turnover increase year on year, introducing a number of major blue chip clients to the area, as well as bringing customer service operations back on-shore from outside of Europe. The Contact Company’s CEO and founder, Asif Hamid MBE: “We are delighted to have been recognised as one of the European Business Awards’ ‘Ones to Watch’, featuring alongside so many successful and inspirational businesses. This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of The Contact Company employees and we look forward to more growth in to the future!” Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards, said: “The companies chosen as ‘Ones to Watch’ are the most inspirational, successful and dynamic in Europe.” He continued: “The talent and tenacity at the heart of these businesses creates jobs and drives Europe’s prosperity. This ‘Ones to Watch’ list of excellence is a benchmark of success for the rest of the European business community.” Companies on the ‘Ones to Watch’ list come from all sectors; from manufacturing to retail, agriculture to technology, and all sizes; from start-ups to billion euro businesses. The Contact Company will now have the chance to compete in one of the 18 categories of this year’s European Business Awards to become a National Winner in their country. If successful, they will then take part in the Gala Final in December 2019, where the final 18 European winners will be announced. The European Business Awards is now in its 12th year. Last year it considered over 111,000 businesses from 34 countries. Sponsors and partners include Inflexion, Germany Trade & Invest and PR Newswire.