Grand Award of Mid-Sized Companies: BFFT makes the jury’s shortlist
Last weekend at a ceremony in Würzburg the winners of the “Grand Award of Mid-Sized Companies” (Großer Preis des Mittelstands) were announced. BFFT, nominated at the beginning of 2014 by the district of Eichstätt to participate in the competition, made it onto the jury’s shortlist. Only one in five companies made it to this second stage of the competition.
The “Grand Award of Mid-Sized Companies” has been awarded by the Oskar-Patzelt-Foundation since 1994. Participation is only open to small and medium sized companies that have been nominated by local authorities, associations or institutions. A volunteer jury then rates the overall activities of the company including its role in creating/protecting jobs, providing training opportunities, modernisation/innovation, involvement in the region and customer proximity/marketing. Only companies that excel in these criteria can advance through the competition.