The Make Europe Work! Business Awards (launched 2015)

In early 2015, COBCOE introduced an extensive new business awards programme to celebrate British-European businesses that have demonstrably made Europe work.

The aim of the Make Europe Work!® awards is to recognise strategic European trade development achievement. Through this process, COBCOE’s objective is to showcase and highlight entrepreneurial drive and ambition to break through, grow and develop business with the UK’s largest global trading bloc.

Through our network of member and affiliate organisations, we will engage with thousands of businesses in many countries, showcasing shortlisted entrants and winners from a diverse range of industries and markets. 

Trade Development in European Markets

Showcasing bilateral trade expansion, this award is for companies that are expanding their trade activity in European markets from or to the UK.


Breakthrough Trade

Showcasing bilateral new markets entry, this award is for companies that are on the cusp of entering the trade arena between the UK to continental Europe for trade in either direction.

Entries are nominated by the chambers in our member and affiliate networks and voted for by the membership of COBCOE.

Winners were announced at our annual Gala Dinner which took place on 15 June 2016 at the Underglobe, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London. Read more


The 2016 awards were sponsored by London City Airport.

London City Airport




The first Make Europe Work!® awards were sponsored by The Keswick Enterprises Group. 


Award Winners 2016
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