Portugal wins European award for business promotion again
The distinguished company was responsible for the creation of 260 thousand jobs in 2015
Portugal was once again one of the winners of the "European Awards for the Promotion of Enterprises", which gave the distinction to the SME Líder project, promoted by Iapmei (Miguel Cruz, president of Iapmei, on the photo). It is the sixth Portuguese victory in ten editions of the contest. The European jury highlighted not only the model that recognizes the quality of companies and gives them better financing conditions with banks, but also the number of joining the initiative.
The universe of distinguished companies as PME Líder increased from 3000 in 2008 to 7300 in 2015. In addition, it had a great impact on the creation of employment, being responsible for 260 thousand new jobs. The distinction awarded to SMEs Leader happened in the "Business Environment Improvement." In previous years prizes were awarded to the Lisbon Chamber with the project "Lisboa Empreende", "Empresa na Hora" (2006), "Douro Boys" (2012), "Portuguese Shoes, The Sexiest Industry in Europe" and "AMS - Thinking Ahead "(2014.
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