D&B ranks the strongest growing companies for Europe's 500

Europe's 500 awarded the strongest growing companies in Europe last thursday in the European parliament. D&B provided the list of the European best growing companies for Europe's 500 based on the data available on 190 million companies worldwide.

More than 200 companies from different markets and countries were awared this time. The Top 3 are Maers Group Plc from the UK, Jumbo Supermarkten B.V. from the Netherlands and Webhelp from France.

Altogether, the 200 companies created almost 28,581 new jobs between 2007 and 2009, bringing their total employment to 175,671 in December 2009 and a total turnover of 37.566 billion Euros. These companies grew on average by 71 employees per year and employ on average 878 employees. The average turnover per company was 190 million Euros. Juan Roure, co-founder of Europe’s 500: “These are exceptional achievements considering that there was a negative growth of approximately 5 % in Europe in 2009.”

More about Europe’s 500 at:
The list of the Top50 growing companies: 
All awarded companies:

About Europe’s 500:
Europe’s 500 is an association of the fast growing owner-managed companies in Europe. The organisation, founded in 1996, represents more than 2,300 growth companies from across Europe, with the common goal of contributing to growth and more employment in Europe and promoting entrepreneurship. Europe’s 500 does not see itself as representing interests in the classic sense, but rather as an NGO, offering its know-how and expertise for the collective good. With the European Growth Summit, Europe’s 500 offers an established platform both for dialogue with EU institutions and for the exchange of experiences between entrepreneurs. Europe’s 500 is open to high-growth European companies.


Christian Noack
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