- The business award by Ernst & Young honors innovation and personal commitment
- Entrepreneur from Ettenheim among finalists the second year in a row
- Awards ceremony on 21 September at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt
Featuring an impressive business model, strong innovation and social commitment: For the 16th time, the auditing and consulting company Ernst & Young honors the best entrepreneurs in Germany. In a rigorous multi-stage selection among 300 nominated companies, 75 leaders in five categories have made it into the finals of the “Entrepreneur of the Year 2012,” including Martin Bellin from BELLIN GmbH in Ettenheim.
“I am very happy to have been nominated again. It shows that innovation in medium-sized companies is recognized and rewarded,” Bellin says about reaching the final round. This is not the first time that the founder and Managing Director of the treasury management software and consulting company was nominated for the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Bellin was already among the finalists in 2011.
The “Entrepreneur of the Year” will be presented in the five categories Industry, Trade, Services, Information Technology and Start-up. The winners will be announced and awarded on 21 September at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt before an assortment of distinguished guests. In addition, all finalists become members of the Entrepreneur of the Year Club, the „Hall of Fame“ for entrepreneurs in Germany.
“An essential factor for the success of this year's finalists is their ability to quickly react to changing market conditions with innovative products and services,” according to Ernst & Young. “They invest heavily in innovation, which enables them to bring new developments to the market quickly and counter the growing consolidation in many industries.” Moreover, the ability to learn and expand their field of expertise was an important criterion for the selection of the individual entrepreneurs.
Bellin founded his company in 1998 based on professional experience: The 47-year-old has himself worked as a treasurer for many years. One man's vision has driven the success of a company that has become one of the leading international providers of treasury solutions today. With concepts such as LoadBalancedTreasury® and AgreementDrivenNetting®, the treasury expert based in Ettenheim brings innovation to medium-sized enterprises and multinational corporations alike. The flagship product of BELLIN is tm5 – a web-based treasury management system that provides financial managers with all information they need for their treasury decisions. More than 15,000 users in over 120 countries benefit from this solution every day. BELLIN BACKSTAGE brings together the treasuries of all BELLIN customers, making it one of the most powerful treasury networks in the world. Bellin says about BELLIN: “We don't just like treasury - we love it!”