Software pioneeers Blue Prism, based in Newton-Le-Willows, have picked up a “Star Of Innovation” Award at the 5th European Small and Mid-Cap Awards.
The Awards aim to promote best practices and to highlight the best European Small and Mid-Sized Companies that have gained access to capital markets via an Initial Public Offering (IPO). Blue Prism was chosen from amongst a very high standard of entries from across Europe.
Blue Prism is a pioneer and market leader in delivering Robotic Process Automation (“RPA”) software solutions. Blue Prism “invented” this new class of enterprise software in 2001. What makes Blue Prism so revolutionary is that it enables companies to create, deploy and manage their own “digital workforce” of software robots.
The Federation of European Securities Exchanges, EuropeanIssuers and the European Commission created these awards.
Deirdre Somers, President of FESE said said “The fifth edition of the Awards allows us to reflect on its results, we have seen a number of companies being showcased at this event which have gone from strength to strength from all parts of Europe. As exchanges we are focused more and more on helping smaller companies reach their goals by providing the infrastructure to help fund their growth on our dedicated markets. These smaller companies could well be the blue-chips of the future, supporting them along their journey is vital if Europe wants to compete on a global level.”
Luc Vansteenkiste, Chairman of EuropeanIssuers said “We need vibrant public capital markets accessible and attractive to companies of all sizes, including the smaller ones. Studies from the US as well as Europe demonstrate the unique role of equity in providing permanent risk capital contributes to innovation, growth and jobs. Today’s awards ceremony showcases examples of successful small and mid-cap companies that recently went through an Initial Public Offering. We congratulate them for their performance and are happy to learn about their experience and how they contribute to the EU economy.”
Ciprian Cristea, Head of Unit for COSME Financial Instruments, DG GROW: “The impressive success and ambition of this year’s winners shows the key importance of SMEs for creating growth and jobs in the EU. In its fifth year, the European Small and Mid-Cap Awards have established a widely visible brand that perfectly supports the European Commission’s reinforced agenda to make Capital Markets Union a reality also for SMEs.”