The five categories of the Business Awards are :
Business Development Award (FR-NL en NL-FR)
The Business Developments Awards are handed out to companies who have contributed to the development of the economic relationships between The Netherlands and France. The assesment criteria include the turnover of the export to the Netherlands or France, as well as the strategy and position towards competing enterprises. Additionally, the creation of jobs in the importing country is taken into account.
The Innovation Awards is attributed to a Dutch or French company which has influenced the market by developing a technological innovation. This award evaluates the commercial success, as well as the effect of the innovation on daily life.
The Entrepreneur Award rewards a founder, owner or partner of an enterprise, French or Dutch. It is offered to a person demonstrating passionate and inspiring leadership skills and revealing the companies commercial success.
A new categorie has been added this year: The Partnership Award. This award will be attributed to a partnership between a Dutch and a French enterprise which has made a meaningful contribution to the trade relations between the Netherlands and France.
Personality of the Year
This price is awarded to a person who has delivered an exceptional service or a remarkable contribution to the economic relationship between The Netherlands and France.