PIATRAONLINE, nominated as EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2017
Entrepreneurship in Romania is growing popularity and the most solid proof for this is the large number of companies already acknowledged, besides the successful initiatives from multiple areas: from the food industry and bicycles manufacturing, up to IT, medical services and publishing. In this sparkling setting of the entrepreneurial area, the introduction in Romania of the prestigious EY World Entrepreneur of the Year program came as a natural consequence.
The EY World Entrepreneur of the Year is the only worldwide competition of its kind, rewarding entrepreneurs for their strategy and vision in business development, innovation spirit, personal integrity and beneficial community engagement. The event has been organized for over 30 years, in 145 cities from 60 countries, covering more than 94% of the global economy. Since 2014, the competition was also introduced to Romania.
Mariana Bradescu-Constantinescu, Managing Partner ROCK STAR CONSTRUCT SRL ROMANIA, owner of PIATRAONLINE brand, was nominated for the final EY World Entrepreneur of the Year. The 46 companies represented at this final stage have total revenues of EUR 535 million, with 8,000 employees and an average number of 180 employees in 2015. ROCK STAR CONSTRUCT SRL ROMANIA, by its PIATRAONLINE brand, has registered a turnover of 4.4 million euros in 2015.
This year's jury included the following: Levente Hugo Bara – General Manager Supremia Group; Dan Farcasanu – Investment Director Resource Partners; Ruxandra Hurezeanu – General Manager Ivatherm; Mariu Stefan – CEO Autonom Rent a Car and Dragos Petrescu – CEO City Grill Restaurants. The standards and evaluation of this contest remains the same applied worldwide in every country participating in this program and focused on 6 main components: entrepreneurship, financial performance, strategic management, global and community impact, innovation and personal integrity.
Mariana Bradescu-Constantinescu, Managing Partner of Rock Star Construct: "The success in business comes from havng confidence in your partners. We, PIATRAONLINE team consider partners more than our suppliers of products and services, but also the customers. In any fair business, winning is mutual, which is why we have invested so much in our message, the quality of services, but also the procedures aimed at preserving nature. We wished to convey a clear and transparent message for the national and international business community, but also for the Romanian society. The fact that we were nominated for the final stage of this prestigious and esteemed international competition proves that we have succeeded in our endeavor. We were glad to be part of an exclusive group of popular local entrepreneurs, taking advantage from this opportunity for a mutual exchange of experience, aimed at reinforcing the Romanian economy. "
PIATRAONLINE was established in 2007 for the main activity of selling natural stone products. 2010 is the year if launching piatraonline.ro and from 2017 was have also an English version of the website, focused on increasing exports on the European market, already available since 2014. The year 2016 marks a difficult and complex rebranding process for PIATRAONLINE, which also included restructuring of its internal procedures. The expansion and activity diversification will continue in the following years, according to the confidence in the positive projections of the Romanian economy.
More information about the activity and PIATRAONLINE initiatives you can find by reading articles such as those related to the contest open to bloggers with 10DesignBlog project, about the PIATRAONLINEbeing awarded by the European Business Awards and ELLE Decoration Romanian Design Awards or PIATRAONLINE’s contribution to fundraising for “Save the Children" Romania, as well as the monthly meeting of the Romanian Furniture Club Association.
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