Business award recognizes innovation and personal commitment of entrepreneurs among German SMEs
In a glittering ceremony on November 7, 2014, 45 finalists met in the competition Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 in the German Historical Museum in Berlin. Martin Bellin, founder and CEO of BELLIN, was among the finalists. The award is one of the most distinguished honors for entrepreneurs in Germany. The consulting firm EY identifies and recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs of German SMEs that have achieved impressive growth rates, high innovation and social engagement.
For the fourth year in a row, Martin Bellin is one of the finalists and is again this year among the top three. Martin Bellin is pleased with the success: "I am very happy with this recognition, which I consider truly a performance of our entire team. For more than 15 years, we have promoted the idea that Treasury is the third pillar of financial management worldwide next to Accounting and Controlling. We consistently focus on customers, developing the solutions of tomorrow, and are proud that more and more companies follow our passion: “We love treasury.”
Prestigious award for German entrepreneurs
The Entrepreneur Of The Year Award is judged by an independent jury and honors business excellence in different categories in over 60 countries and is being awarded in Germany in 2014 for the 18th time. The prize is awarded in four categories: services/IT, industrial, consumer goods/retail and start-up. The award criteria include the personal commitment of the entrepreneur, the sustainable development of the company, its innovation and vision, and the future potential.
"Through its demanding criteria and top ranking judges, the entrepreneur award has had a prestigious reputation for many years,” states Peter Deutsch, Global Leader of EY Family Business Center of Excellence, who is responsible for the German entrepreneur award.
BELLIN: Dynamic, Commitment and Vision
BELLIN was founded in Ettenheim, Germany in 1998 and has grown steadily over the years -- this applies for customers, sales volume and employees alike. Martin Bellin leads his software and consulting company with the aim of providing companies of all sizes all with the financial information they need for their daily work in the Treasury -- around the clock and in a simple and clear manner. The heart is tm5, a fully integrated and web-based software solution.
About the “Entrepreneur of the Year” Contest
An independent jury awards the “Entrepreneur Of The Year” to honor entrepreneurial top performances in various categories in more than 60 countries around the world. In Germany, the award will be presented for the 18th time in 2014. Renowned businesses and media companies support the contest organized by EY. These include DZ BANK, Jaguar, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Manager Magazin und CNC. In addition to honoring successful entrepreneurs, EY promotes entrepreneurial talent with the “Entrepreneur of the Year Junior Academy” program.