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The Netherlands Ranks Third on Europe’s 500

Netherlands ranks third among countries with the most companies in Europe’s 500, the list of fastest growing companies in Europe. Germany and the UK have even more.

The Jumbo supermarket chain ranks second on the list.

In total there are 32 companies listed from the Netherlands, including IT specialist Centric, healthcare resources and supplier Mediq and Das Rechtsbijstand.

Europe’s 500 looks at the growth in revenues and employees but also for greater sustainability.

Europe’s 500, the association of top European growth entrepreneurs met at the European Parliament in Brussels on February 3rd at the European Growth Summit 2011. The conference focused on the possible solutions to tackle the obstacles met by Europe’s growth companies in order to obtain bank financing. Following the summit, the awards ceremony took place to honour the top growth companies and to release Europe’s 500’s ranking of fast-growing, job-creating companies.

Europe’s 500’s mission is to support entrepreneurial initiatives and improve the conditions of economic growth and job creation in Europe. Its goal at the summit was to help entrepreneurs redefine and reflect on their strategies and to make recommendations to the European Union based on the conclusions of their talks, with a special focus on how to ease financing for the real economy and also how to better support exports.