EOPA 2024 categories


Entries and nominations are accepted in the following awards categories. The deadline is 13 November 2023.

To help you prepare, please refer to the criteria below. Entries should clearly show how they meet the criteria listed, which will be used by the judges to evaluate submissions. To assist your preparations, please download a summary of the categories and criteria.

If you are ready to enter, please click on the category name below to access the online entry page.

We look forward to receiving your entries!


Business Product of the Year

This category is open to any product sold via the European business and workplace supplies industry which has been launched since January 2022. The judges require evidence of important attributes such as innovation, functionality, quality, environmental responsibility and commercial success.

Entries are limited to a maximum of 3 per company. 

sponsored by Office World Group

Sustainability Excellence: Vendor and Reseller

Judges will reward companies that can demonstrate overall corporate sustainability performance and a genuine commitment to sustainable business practices. Vendor and reseller companies will be considered separately, and two awards will be presented in this category. Judges will consider: 

  • Evidence of a strategic focus on sustainability
  • Whether your sustainability programme goes beyond best practice 
  • How the programme is communicated and implemented 
  • Methods used to monitor and measure the impact of your sustainability programme 
  • How your commitment to sustainability benefits your business and the wider community 

Sustainability Excellence: Vendor – sponsored by Lyreco

Sustainability Excellence: Reseller sponsored by Greenspeed

Marketing Campaign of the Year

This category is open to any organisation that can clearly show the success of a specific marketing campaign. Campaigns that have not yet started, or are too new to have measurable results, will not be considered. Judges will consider: 

  • Objectives of the campaign 
  • Understanding the target audience 
  • Marketing activity, innovative methods used, originality and creativity 
  • The return on investment generated 

sponsored by Corwell

Initiative of the Year

This award recognises any new initiative that has been implemented and has had a positive impact on your organisation. This could be:

  • A charitable or local community initiative
  • New online or e-commerce solutions
  • Pioneering technology
  • Creation of new revenue opportunities

The panel will want to see why the initiative was introduced and how it has delivered the desired outcomes.

sponsored by Reckitt Pro Solutions  Exceptional Hygiene. Stronger business.

Vendor of the Year

Reseller of the Year

Wholesaler of the Year

These awards will recognise companies that are successfully navigating current market pressures. Judges will focus on organisations that have diversified, innovated and evolved their business model to succeed in a competitive, challenging and rapidly changing business environment.

Vendor of the Year – sponsored by Viking 

Reseller of the Year – sponsored by Newell Brands

Wholesaler of the Year – sponsored by Bi-silque


Young Executive of the Year

The business products industry needs young and dynamic individuals to ensure its continued success. This is your chance to nominate a young executive who is making a real impact in their business and has the potential to shape the future of our industry. Nominees should be under 36 years of age and can be working in any role within the business products industry.

Candidates will be asked to join an informal Teams conversation with members of the judging panel during the week commencing 8 January 2024.

sponsored by edding

Executive of the Year

Please send your nominations for exceptional individuals who excel in their role. We are looking for that special someone who is simply brilliant at what they do. An executive whose ability, dedication and effectiveness not only inspire those around them, but make a significant contribution to their company.

sponsored by Zebra Pen Europe

Business Leader of the Year

This award has been introduced to recognise an inspirational senior executive whose dedication, leadership and vision positively impact both their own organisation and the wider business supplies industry.

sponsored by SmartMate 

Industry Achievement

The Industry Achievement award acknowledges the achievements of someone truly unique who will be recognised for their outstanding leadership, business performance and significant impact on our industry. We welcome your nominations for this most prestigious accolade.

sponsored by Maul