​YoungCapital wins people’s favourite in Netherlands at European Business Awards


Hoofddorp, 10 March 2016 - YoungCapital, market leader in recruitment of young talent, has been chosen as the people’s favourite in the Netherlands at the European Business Awards. This international award tests European companies in terms of innovation, vision and successes achieved. YoungCapital won the title of 'National Public Champion of the Netherlands'.

After a primary selection in September, 400 European companies moved on to the public voting round. In this round, a total of 160,000 votes were cast. One national winner was chosen from each of the 32 participating countries. YoungCapital received the honour for the Netherlands.

YoungCapital wins people’s favourite in Netherlands at European Business Awards

International recognition

"We are proud that the public appreciates our way of working," says CEO Ineke Kooistra. "YoungCapital is active in eight European countries and we’re continuing to grow. At the beginning of this year, we opened our first German location in Cologne and more will follow later this year. The way we drive innovation in the business world with young talent is also catching on in other countries. This feels like our crowning glory," Ineke Kooistra explains. YoungCapital feels at home in a business competition like the European Business Awards. "These awards were established to stimulate the business world. We do this by linking young talent to companies. Through our international database we are in contact with more than 4 million young talents. Young talent helps companies to innovate. Simply because young people naturally have a different perspective on business and bring with them a lot of up-to-date knowledge in the online field."

Ruban d'Honneur finalist
In addition to a public jury, the European Business Awards also has a professional jury consisting of leading figures from the business world, politics and science. They award the prestigious Ruban d'Honneur. YoungCapital is also a finalist in the category for companies with a turnover between 26 and 150 million Euros. This prize will be awarded in June of this year.

About the European Business Awards
The European Business Awards have been running for nine years and are an initiative of the British NGO UK Trade & Investment, among others. Last year, all EU members were represented, plus Turkey, Norway, Switzerland, Serbia, Croatia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. In total, they had a turnover of no less than 1,500 billion euros, a profit of more than 60 billion euros and more than 2.5 million employees. The most important goal of the European Business Awards is to support development towards a stronger and more successful business community in Europe.

About YoungCapital
YoungCapital brings companies into contact with the best young talent. And does so quickly. Young talent is the capital of every company that wants to continue innovating. This innovation is paramount because only then can companies keep up in the current, fast-changing market. The power of YoungCapital is illustrated by its nomination for 'most innovative company in the Netherlands' (Erasmus Innovation Award) and titles such as the New Champion, Best Managed Company and National Champion at the European Business Awards. YoungCapital is sponsor and launching partner of the YoungCapital Dutch College League, the first national eSports competition for students.

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