Frost & Sullivan Celebrates Growth and Innovation at Awards Banquet in Recognition of Best-in-Class Innovators

By Frost Sullivan, PRNE
Monday, May 24, 2010

LONDON, May 25, 2010 - Highlighting distinguished industry innovators' unparalleled
accomplishments across a wide variety of products and services, which
continue to impress against a backdrop of global market volatility and
continuing waves of downbeat economic news, Frost & Sullivan hosted its
Growth Excellence Awards Banquet at the Emirates Stadium last Wednesday.


As the global economy emerges from last year's downturn, these award
recipients have devised strategies to stay on top of their markets and
realise competitive excellence. In honouring these companies, Frost &
Sullivan acknowledges best practices and leadership skills that have blazed
new trails and set higher standards across a range of diverse markets.

The ceremony saw pioneers and innovators from a diverse range of markets
lauded for superlative accomplishments in a broad spectrum of categories,
such as Product Innovation, Market Leadership, Business Development, Customer
Value Enhancement and Entrepreneurism.

The banquet marked the culmination of the second day of Frost &
Sullivan's annual GIL (Growth, Innovation & Leadership) Congress, GIL 2010:
Europe, which is largely focused around leveraging innovation as a resource
to help shape a better future of our companies and our careers, improving
planet health.

Aptly set against the backdrop of Arsenal's Stadium, Frost & Sullivan
Chairman David Frigstad set the stage by comparing current economic markets
to modern Olympic Games, as both are becoming more fiercely competitive, more
demanding and ever-faster paced.

"Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognise companies in a variety
of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and
superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation,
customer service, and strategic product development," added Frost & Sullivan
Gary Jeffery
, Partner & Director, UK Operations.

Addressing the multifarious audience composed of C-level executives
representing the domains of aerospace and defence, energy and environment,
automotive and industrial automation, Gary Jeffery, Partner at Frost &
Sullivan, notes: "It is with great pride that we are bestowing these awards
on an elite group of companies that truly exemplify the spirit of innovation
by demonstrating best practices in their respective fields."

"We are celebrating tonight world-class companies that have sought to
innovate, differentiate, delight customers and motivate staff, while
producing fabulous products and services," Mr Jeffery continued.

Representing a core part of Frost & Sullivan's proposition, these
prestigious accolades are underpinned by the company's proven research

The following award recipients were honoured during the night's black-tie

    TomTom N.V.             2010 European Automotive Navigation Company of
                            The Year Award

    Bowman Power Group Ltd. 2010 European Automotive New Product Innovation
                            of the Year Award

    Martin                  2009 European Waste to Energy Plants Market
                            Leadership Award

    MAJESTIC                2009 South African Air Pollution Control Customer
                            Value Enhancement Award

    Scheuten Solar          2009 Global Solar Photovoltaic Modules Industry
                            Innovation & Advancement of the Year Award

    ITV | AxxonSoft         2010 Russian Video Software Management Market
                            Share Leadership Award

    SCHOTT Solar AG         2010 European Solar Power Growth Leadership Award

    Central Europe On-      2009 European Cloud-Based Unified Communications
     Demand                 Services Entrepreneurial Company of the Year

    Camozzi spa             2010 Western Europe Pneumatics Customer Service
                            Leadership Award

    CCSNL                   2009 Nigerian Contact Centre Business Development
                            Strategy Leadership Award

    iSOFT                   2010 European Business Analytics Systems
                            Competitive Strategy Leadership Award

    NOPCO Paper Technology  2009 European Pulp & Paper Chemicals Product Line
                            Strategy Award

    Sika                    2010 Global Automotive Adhesives & Sealants
                            Competitive Strategy Leadership Award

    Full Support            2010 European Surgical Drapes & Gowns Growth
    Healthcare Ltd          Leadership Award

    FCMB                    2010 Scandinavian Diagnostics New Product
                            Innovation Award

    Carestream Health, Inc. 2010 European Digital Radiography New Product
                            Innovation Award

    Havelsan                2010 European Defence Competitive Strategy
                            Leadership Award

    MiniFrame Ltd.          2010 European Desktop Virtualisation Product
                            Innovation Green Excellence Award

Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Awards recognise companies in a variety
of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievements and
superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation,
customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts
compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth
interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best
practices in the industry.

About Frost & Sullivan

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to accelerate their growth. The company's TEAM Research, Growth Consulting
and Growth Team Membership empower clients to create a growth-focused culture
that generates, evaluates and implements effective growth strategies. Frost &
Sullivan employs over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000
companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 30
offices on six continents. For more information about Frost & Sullivan's
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For further information, please contact:

    Kristina Menzefricke
    Frost & Sullivan
    Best Practices
    Promotions Manager, Europe
    T: +44(0)1353-659130

Kristina Menzefricke of Frost & Sullivan, Best Practices, Promotions Manager, Europe, +44(0)1353-659130, kristina.menzefricke at

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