January 16, 2014 09:00 ET

SDL Voted National Public Champion for Belgium in Prestigious European Business Awards

LEUVEN, BELGIUM--(Marketwired - Jan. 16, 2014) - SDL (LSE:SDL) today announced the company has been named as the National Public Champion for Belgium in the 2013/2014 European Business Awards. In a public vote of over 70,000 participants, SDL, the global leader in customer experience management, received the highest number of votes for Belgium. This accolade moves the company into the second and final round of voting, which will result in an overall European Public Champion.

"We are extremely proud to be named the National Public Champion of Belgium," said Silke Zschweigert, Vice President of Sales & Operations, SDL. "The European Business Awards is widely recognized as the showcase for Europe's most dynamic companies and we are honored to be recognized by customers, partners and business leaders for our commitment to providing seamless customer experiences across all devices, geographies, channels and languages."

SDL was chosen over 375 other businesses as one of the 30 National Public Champions. The European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM International, is an independent awards program designed to recognize and promote excellence, best practice and innovation in the European business community.

The second public voting phase is currently open and runs through 25 March 2014, concluding with the naming of the European Public Champion at a Gala Event in Athens on 27 May 2014. SDL looks forward to another impressive response from the public and encourages supporters to visit the award site to vote for the organization.

"We were extremely impressed by the very high standard this year and we have been delighted by the public response to the videos," said Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards. "In total more than double the number of votes were cast this year than last. It is great to see so many people engage with the awards. Well done to SDL and we wish them well in the second and final round."

To review the video entries and vote for SDL as the overall European Public Champion, please visit

About the European Business Awards 2013/14:

The European Business Awards recognizes and rewards excellence, best practice and innovation in companies across the European Union. The competition is free to enter and open to organizations of all sizes and from any industry sector.

The European Business Awards program serves three purposes for the European business community:

  • It provides examples for the business community to aspire to
  • It celebrates and endorses individual's and organization's success
  • It provides case studies and content for learning from these exceptional organizations

An innovative, strong and thriving business community makes a successful and prosperous Europe.

About SDL:

SDL (LSE:SDL) allows companies to optimize their customers' experience across the entire buyer journey. Through its web content management, analytics, social intelligence, campaign management and translation services, SDL helps organizations leverage data-driven insights to understand what their customers want, orchestrate relevant content and communications, and deliver engaging and contextual experiences across languages, cultures, channels and devices.

SDL has over 1,500 enterprise customers, over 400 partners and a global infrastructure of 70 offices in 38 countries. We also work with 72 of the top 100 brands. For more information, please visit

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