Discover the three companies that are running to win the prestigious l’Entreprise de l’Année® – Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 trophy
For 27 years, l’Entreprise de l’Année® – Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 award has recognized companies that demonstrate bold vision, exemplary business management, internationalization and teamwork engaged. Once again this year, EY is proud to put Belgian entrepreneurs – and our three finalists in particular – center stage. In recent years, companies have had to deal with exceptional conditions and now have to overcome new challenges such as the energy crisis and inflation.
These three companies are proof that the entrepreneurial spirit, along with audacity and creativity, are key to succeeding in an unpredictable market. Belgian entrepreneurship therefore deserves all the more encouragement this year. At EY, we are extremely proud to be able to give an extra boost by presenting this prestigious award to our successful companies.
A quality label like no other
Three companies are in the running for l’Entreprise de l’Année® – Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 trophy . Only one can win, but these three finalists can already pride themselves on being part of a prestigious list of nominated companies, a real mark of quality. The annual high mass for entrepreneurship – organized for the 27th time this year by EY in collaboration with L’Echo and BNP Paribas Fortis – has not only become a tradition, but also a real mark of quality.
This year, these three finalist companies, without exception, have in common that they have developed their projects while putting sustainability at the heart of their concerns.
At Atenor , their strategy rooted in sustainability and applied internationally in a rather unique way, has enabled them to become a major player in real estate development. They are concretely committed to the sustainable development of cities. This by investing from 2018 in R&D applied to sustainable buildings and cities.
The sustainability of their project is also central to the Laiterie des Ardennes group. With the mission of bringing a better life to employees by offering the best milk in the world, the company has developed know-how in the production of milk powder, butter and packaged milk.
A 100% family business and organic pioneer, Meurens Natural ‘s mission is to contribute to healthier food by producing organic and natural ingredients resulting from a transformation that respects raw materials and the environment thanks to their unique know-how. in cereal hydrolysis.
For these born entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship is not just about numbers. L’Entreprise de l’Année® – Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 trophy jury of experts is well aware of this. Size and turnover therefore only play a minor role in their assessment. The finalists were selected by EY based on established selection criteria, such as business growth and financial results, entrepreneurship, internationalization, innovation and business management. An expert and independent jury, chaired by Laurent Levaux, will decide on December 5 who will be the Company of the Year ® .