At the award ceremony from left: Chairman of the jury Manfred Wittenstein, laudator Martin Noé, award winner Andreas Müller, presenter Judith Rakers, pop artist Romulo Kuranyi and Wolfgang Glauner (EY).
Andreas Müller of Alois Müller GmbH honored with the Entrepreneur Of The Year Audience Award 2021.
Entrepreneur Award presented at Berlin’s Verti Music Hall
Entrepreneurship, innovative strength and personal commitment distinguish the winners of the “Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021”. For the 25th time, the auditing firm EY honored the best owner-managed medium-sized companies in Germany. For the first time, the public was also able to determine the winner of the Audience Award in advance. Andreas Müller of Alois Müller GmbH received the most votes and can look forward to the prestigious company award.
For the Entrepreneur Of The Year Audience Award, customers, business partners and employees had until November 2 to cast their votes on the manager magazin website among the 36 finalists in the 4 categories “Family Business”, “Innovation”, “Sustainability” and “Young Companies”. Of the more than 14,000 people who voted for the Entrepreneur Of The Year Audience Award, Andreas Müller for Alois Müller GmbH won the most votes.
The Audience Award was presented during the “Entrepreneur Of The Year” Award Night on Thursday evening at Verti Music Hall in Berlin. In his laudation, Martin Noé, editor-in-chief of manager magazin, particularly emphasized the innovative strength for the sustainable as well as flexible energy concept of the CO2-neutral factory – Green Factory, which can also be implemented for other companies.
After receiving the award, Andreas Müller thanked his family, customers and employees, on whose behalf he accepted the prize. “For almost 50 years, our company has stood for future-oriented thinking, the use of regenerative energies and, above all, sustainable action. As a family business, we don’t think in quarters, but in generations. We are very proud of this award.”
The entrepreneur award was designed live by the well-known pop-art artist Romulo Kuranyi. Tagesschau anchor Judith Rakers hosted the award ceremony.
The “EY Entrepreneur Of The Year” award honors top entrepreneurial achievements in over 60 countries worldwide. In Germany, the prize was awarded for the 25th time in 2021: An independent jury selects the winners in the various categories as well as the honorary award winners.