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Global Business Register named as a potential business giant of the future

Global Business Register named as a potential business giant of the future

Waterford, Ireland  23rd October, 2013

Global Business Register from Ireland has been named today as a potential business giant of the future in a newly launched Europe-wide business initiative called ‘They Could Be Giants’.
Created by the European Business Awards,  ‘They Could be Giants’ has been set up to showcase and monitor companies with a ground-breaking product or service that have the proven potential to revolutionise the market in their field.

Global Business Register with offices in Waterford, Ireland; London, U.K. and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is the leading on-line provider of primary source global company information sourced directly from the business registers around the world. With access to real-time data on over 55 million companies, GBRDirect is the most reliable source for checking the legal and financial status of potential customers, suppliers and partners against primary sources.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of The European Business Awards said: “The path for all businesses in today’s economy is a perilous one, especially for new companies. By introducing ‘They Could Be Giants’ we want to give early stage companies with big potential, the visibility and endorsement to help speed them on their journey to success.

“Our prospective ‘Giants’, including Global Business Register, have weathered the first storms, made viable business progress, and are now considered to be potential market changers. It is the crucial stage for them now as they look to gain traction in the market.”

Commenting on inclusion in the “They Could Be Giants” list, Ben Cronin, CEO, said he was delighted to have received such a positive endorsement from the European Business Awards. “Having been recognized as a potential game-changer by such a prestigious organization as the European Business Awards helps us to create awareness of our business services and to build credibility and trust in the marketplace. For a small, but rapidly growing company, this really is a big deal for us”

GBRDirect ( was hand-picked by expert researchers and judges and selected from entrants in this year’s European Business Awards (EBA). Going forward, the European Business Awards team is calling on any more companies in Ireland to contact them through their web site ( if they would like to be included. A list of promising companies will be published twice a year, and the EBA team will then track and report on their progress.
Mr Tripp said: “For the long term success of the European Economy we need to find and support as many early stage companies with the potential to be future giants in their filed as possible. We are glad we can use the attention and respect the European Business Awards brings to help GBRDirect and the other ‘giants on their way.”

Notes to editors:
About the European Business Awards 2013/14:
The European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM International, recognises and rewards excellence, best practice and innovation in companies across the European Union. The competition is free to enter and open to organisations of all sizes and from any industry sector.

The European Business Awards programme 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 organisation’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.

Key Biography:

Adrian Tripp, CEO, European Business Awards and ‘They Could Be Giants’

Adrian Tripp is CEO and founder of both the European Business Awards and They Could Be Giants. Adrian has a passion for promoting successful and responsible commercial enterprise throughout Europe and believes strongly in rewarding and recognising success, and sharing good practices with the broader business community.

Regarded by many as a thought leader, he has developed some unique insights into entrepreneurship and has lectured at esteemed establishments such as Harvard Business School. In addition, his approach to delivering innovative commercial marketing solutions has attracted organisations such as 3i, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the European Commission to engage Adrian to help them develop alternative customer engagement strategies.

Adrian’s commercial DNA has resulted in a series of innovative ventures and in 2007 he sold Quest Media, the highly regarded publisher and turned his attention to film. He spotted a gap in the market of business films and twinned with some inventive commercial and journalistic insights he established Tracc Films. In less than 3 years of operation, Tracc has made over 300 short documentary films for global brands such as IKEA, Land Rover, Saatchi and Saatchi X and Accenture. With offices now in the UK, USA and India, Tracc is on course to grow by over 300% in the year ahead. He now combines his role as CEO of Tracc Films with that of running the European Business Awards.

Born in 1969 in South Africa and educated in the UK, he graduated with a degree in Economics and Public Policy. He set up his first business whilst at university and has been self-employed ever since. Adrian lives in Hertfordshire with his young family and spends time skiing, mountain biking or practising martial arts.

For further information, please contact:
Global Business Register:     
Robert Leslie     

Phone: +353-51-845685