European Small and Mid-Cap Awards 2019

The Awards aim to promote best practices and to highlight the best European Small and Mid-Sized Companies that have gained access to capital markets via an Initial Public Offering (IPO). They showcase the diversity of European markets and aim to promote stock listings, in particular targeting SMEs and growth companies.

The seventh edition of the Awards took place on 12th November at the Theatre de Vaudeville in Brussels.

These winners were chosen from amongst a very high standard of nominations from across Europe.


International Star

Carel is a world leader in control solutions for air-conditioning, refrigeration and heating, and systems for humidification and evaporative cooling. Our products are designed to bring energy savings and reduce the environmental impact of machinery and systems; our solutions are used in commercial, industrial and residential applications.

In order to anticipate customer needs and supply advanced solutions, a total of approximately 6% of consolidated sales is reinvested in Research & Development that are the heart of our commitment. A further 4% of sales is regularly invested in the improvement of company processes.

The Group’s strength lies in integration between different contexts; its overall vision, wide-ranging experience and skills allow us to go beyond the boundaries of individual products and represent a single partner capable of identifying integrated solutions.

Carel is listed on Borsa Italiana

Rising Star

Immersive VR Education Ltd is a virtual reality software company dedicated to creating quality educational experiences for all students. Since they opened their doors on October 2014, the company has moved in leaps and bounds, releasing a range of educational experiences and winning seven International awards for their educational software. Virtual reality is a new industry, and the benefits both inside and outside the classroom are only now being discovered. The company’s vision for the future is to see virtual reality become a staple tool for education and corporate training and they strive to produce quality experiences that demonstrate this.

VR Education is listed on Euronext

Star of Innovation 

Atlantic Sapphire is pioneering BluehouseTM (land-raised) salmon farming, locally, and transforming protein production, globally. Atlantic Sapphire has been operating its innovation centre in Langsand, Denmark since 2011 with a strong focus on R&D and innovation to equip the company with technology and procedures that enable the company to commercially scale up production in end markets close to the consumer.

In the US, the company has since 2010 worked to identify and permit the ideal location for BluehouseTM farming in Miami, Florida. The company is well underway with construction of its phase 1 build-out which is projected to harvest approximately 10,000 tons of salmon annually, beginning in Q3, 2020. The company has also secured the key US water permits to produce up to 90,000 tons onsite, annually.

Atlantic Sapphire is listed on Oslo Børs   

Star of 2019

Admicom is a Finnish provider of cloud-based ERP solutions for construction, building services engineering and manufacturing companies and a comprehensive partner in software and accounting services.

We are the market leader in our core target group; building services engineering. Our ERP, Adminet currently has over 15 000 active users.

We are a profitable and rapidly growing company, largely owned by our staff. We have more than 120 professionals working in four locations around Finland. In February 2018 Admicom Oyj was listed on the First North Finland market maintained by Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.

Admicom is listed on Nasdaq

Special Mention

Following the success of its introduction in 2017, the Awards also assigned a ‘Special Mention’. The objective of this new category is to prize an initiative, an individual or a company which has had a significant impact on small and mid-cap issuers accessing capital markets.

CEPYME500 is a Cepyme initiative that identifies, selects and promotes all of the 500 Spanish companies that are leaders in business growth, both for their results and their ability to generate added value, employment, innovation and international projection.

The main function of this initiative is to grant recognition and national and international projection to the companies that have been selected, contributing to boost their growth potential.

The runners-up:

Category ‘International Star’                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Pictures Gallery 2019

Category ‘Rising Star’

Category ‘Star of Innovation’                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Videos

Category ‘Star of 2019’




The Awards 2019 were sponsored by:

                                    DIAMOND SPONSOR



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