PricewaterhouseCoopers, UAB to Represent Lithuania in Europe’s Most Competitive Business Awards Competition

On July 8, 2010 the European Business Awards sponsored by HSBC announced that PricewaterhouseCoopers, UAB is to represent Lithuania in the prestigious 2010 Awards programme. PricewaterhouseCoopers, UAB beat off stiff competition to be selected as one of 10 Country Representatives and will now compete for a coveted Ruban d’Honneur in the next round of the competition. Final category Award winners will be unveiled in Paris on 16th November.

Now in its fourth successful year, the European Business Awards has identified some of Europe’s brightest businesses based on their ability to demonstrate the three core principles at the heart of the Awards programme.
The esteemed panel of judges were looking for organisations to represent Lithuania who exhibited innovation, business excellence and sustainability.

Chris Butler, PricewaterhouseCoopers Country Managing Partner said, “At PricewaterhouseCoopers we’re absolutely thrilled to be selected to represent Lithuania. We’ve been operating since 1993 in the professional services sector and it’s an honour to be recognised as one of the leading companies in our country and in our field. The European Business Awards is widely recognised as the showcase for Europe’s most dynamic companies. We’re looking forward to the next round of the competition where we’ll be competing across Europe to receive a Ruban d’Honneur”.

The European Business Awards is dedicated to raising the visibility and progress of companies who excel in delivering innovation twinned with successful commercial results whilst acting responsibly and positively affecting the social environment they operate in. In 2009, the 99 Ruban d’Honneur recipients had a combined turnover greater than €570 billion and recorded an average annual profit growth of 56%.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards says, “Over the past 4 years we’ve received an incredibly high standard of entries from organisations that are passionate about their business. However, very few get the chance to fly the flag for their country and compete across Europe to be recognised as one of the EU’s leading companies. It really is an exceptional accolade to be picked as a Country Representative, and together with HSBC we’re looking forward to seeing Lithuania in the next round”.

About PricewaterhouseCoopers

PricewaterhouseCoopers has been operating in Lithuania since 1993. PwC provides industry-focused assurance, actuarial, tax, legal and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its clients and their stakeholders. More than 163,000 people in 151 countries across our network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice.

Awards

International Tax Review awarded PwC as the Baltic Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year 2010. PricewaterhouseCoopers European transfer pricing network was also named as the European Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year for the second year in a row.

PwC has been named Adviser of the Year 2010 to Private Equity in CEE by unquote", a leading news and research agency in the Private Equity industry.

Three years in a row PwC participated in the National Responsible Business Awards and won three prizes:

Workplace of the Year 2009,
Partner of the Year 2008, (finalist as Workplace of the Year 2008),
Workplace of the Year 2007.

PwC was proclaimed No. 5 in the Great Place to Work 2010 survey conducted by Verslo Žinios, business daily in Lithuania.