CarTrawler presented with Ruban d’Honneur at European Bus. Awards

Jun 22, 2016

CarTrawler one of only 10 European companies to be awarded Employer of the Year prize

Dublin, Ireland, June 22th, 2016: CarTrawler has been named as a Ruban d’Honneur recipient in the Employer of the Year category in the 2015/16 European Business Awards sponsored by RSM. CarTrawler was recognised with this honour at the Gala Event Final in Milan on Friday, June 17th, 2016.

Over 32,000 European businesses entered the awards, and the Ruban d’Honneur winners were chosen from 678 National Champions by an esteemed panel of judges made up of European business and political leaders, academics and entrepreneurs. CarTrawler was one of 10 Ruban d’Honneur recipients in the Employer of the Year category.

I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of everyone in CarTrawler. The European Business Awards showcase the outstanding companies from around the continent, and it’s a fantastic honour for CarTrawler to be named among them. We have made a concerted effort to be the best we can be across all aspects of the business. This Employer of the Year award is testament to the work of all our people in making CarTrawler an incredible environment where people can really flourish on both a professional and personal level.

Joe Farinella, Director of Marketing at CarTrawler

The Gala Event Final is the result of enormous effort and achievement. It also presents a powerful opportunity for businesses to meet peers, discover new solutions, do business and celebrate phenomenal success.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards

All EU member markets were represented in the 2015/16 competition, plus Turkey, Norway, Switzerland, Serbia and Macedonia. The combined revenue of the companies involved exceeded €1.2 trillion, and they employ over 2.5 million people.

The European Business Awards’ primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe.

About CarTrawler: CarTrawler connects business and leisure customers and online travel retailers with more road and rail transport solutions than they will find anywhere else. 95 international airlines and 2,000 travel retailers around the world trust CarTrawler to provide their customers with real-time access to over 1,600 leading and independent car rental agents, coach transfers, rail networks and chauffeur drive services at 43,000 locations in 174 countries. Its in-house booking engine gives it the opportunity to easily and quickly scale to accommodate customer demand. CarTrawler also owns and operates the Cabforce, Holiday Autos and Argus Car Hire brands. The company headquarters and Customer Centre of Excellence are located in Dublin, Ireland, with additional offices in Boston, London and Helsinki. CarTrawler is private equity backed by BC Partners and Insight Venture Partners. For further information, please visit

About the European Business Awards: The European Business Awards’ primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe.

For all citizens of Europe, prosperity, social and healthcare systems are reliant on businesses creating an even stronger, more innovative, successful, international and ethical business community – one that forms the beating heart of an increasingly globalised economy.

The European Business Awards programme serves the European business community in three ways:

  • It celebrates and endorses individuals’ and organisations’ success
  • It provides and promotes examples of excellence for the business community to aspire to
  • It engages with the European business community to create debate on key issues

The European Business Awards is now in its 10th year. It attracted over 32,000 businesses to the competition last year and in the public vote generated over 170,000 votes from across Europe. Sponsors and partners include RSM, ELITE, UKTI and PR Newswire.