Launched in 2018 by BFM Business and Banque Palatine, the ETI Grand Prix awards highlight the outstanding successes and performance of French intermediate-sized enterprises (ISEs). These prizes were awarded for the second time on December 10, 2019.
There currently exist 5,800 ISEs* in France where they are responsible for creating a large number of jobs (337,500 new professional opportunities created between 2009 and 2015, averaging out at approximately 48,000 new jobs per year**). These companies, which are sufficiently agile to innovate yet powerful enough to pursue business opportunities in the international arena, play a key role in the French economic fabric.
ISEs with surprising, impressive backgrounds
For the second year in succession, BFM Business and Banque Palatine, the long-standing banking partner of intermediate-sized enterprises, have decided to offer a podium to these companies, six of which were awarded prizes by the selection panel. All of these businesses have pursued trajectories that surprised and impressed the panel in the International, Green Business, Excellence Made-in-France, Family ISE, and Innovation categories with, as an extra bonus, the presentation of a ‘panel’s special pick’ award.
Banque Palatine, a Groupe BPCE subsidiary and bank dedicated to supporting intermediate-sized companies and their senior management, has been serving the professional and private needs of entrepreneurs for nearly 240 years, and currently provides banking services to 12,800 companies and 64,000 individual customers.
* Source: INSEE – Tables of the French economy / 2019 edition
** Source: INSEE and Mouvement des Entreprises de taille intermédiaire (Movement of Intermediate-sized Enterprises)
Picture caption: Christine Jacglin, CEO of Banque Palatine (left) and Kim Younès Charbit, General Manager of BFM Business (in blue), alongside the prizewinners and guests of the ETI BFM Business Grand Prix award-giving ceremony.
© Clan d’œil – Olivier Boucherat
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