EOPA 2024 shortlist announced

OPI is delighted to reveal the shortlist for the 2024 European Office Products Awards (EOPA). 

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OPI is delighted to reveal the shortlist for the 2024 European Office Products Awards (EOPA). 

Earlier in January, a large group of experienced senior executives representing a variety of channels across the business supplies industry came together for this year’s EOPA judging meeting in Paris. Now in their 23rd year, the EOPA are firmly established as the ultimate accolade for business products companies operating in Europe – the high number of entries is testament to the awards’ prestige. 

Gathering in person for only the second time since the 2020 EOPA, the judges – who had already evaluated the entries and nominations in an online pre-judging process – took part in a full day of lively debates before deciding the final shortlist for 10 of the 12 categories. 

In order to distinguish between a person who has gone above and beyond in our industry over the past 12 months and someone who has been an outstanding leader over a longer period, the judges elected to create a new category – Business Leader of the Year – to award the latter. Meanwhile, Executive of the Year acknowledges the achievements of an individual who has made a significant contribution to the industry over a shorter period.

Both Business Leader of the Year and the Industry Achievement award do not have a shortlist. 

All of the awards will be presented during a celebration dinner on 12 March 2024 at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam. 

Here’s the 2024 EOPA shortlist: 

Initiative of the Year 

  • ACCO Brands – Best Content Experience Award from OPTIMIZELY  
  • Brother UK – The Meaningful Meeting Manifesto 
  • Essity – Partnership for Progress UN event  

Sustainability Excellence: Reseller 

  • ACS Group 
  • Commercial 
  • Interaction  
  • Lyreco 

Sustainability Excellence: Vendor 

  • Bi-silque 
  • Essity and Tork brand – Life Cycle Approach 
  • KMP 
  • tesa 
  • UPM Raflatac 

Marketing Campaign of the Year 

  • Avery France – Back to School Campaign 2023 
  • BIC – BIC 4 Colours ‘A pen for every side of you’ 
  • Fellowes Brands – Let Your Productivity Flow – Monitor Arm Campaign and Positioning
  • Kensington – Privacy Screen Filters: Keep Your Data Private, Anywhere 
  • Newell Brands – DYMO LetraTag 200B 

Business Product of the Year 

  • Bi-silque – Earth Kyoto Easel 
  • Durable – Laptop Stand Rise 
  • Exacompta – SumUp Thermal Receipt Rolls 
  • tesa – tesapack Eco & Ultra Strong ecoLogo 

Reseller of the Year 

  • ACS Group 
  • Bruneau 
  • Bureau Vallée 
  • Lyreco 
  • RAJA Office 

Wholesaler of the Year 

  • Exertis Supplies 
  • JGBM 
  • PBS Holding 
  • Soennecken 

Vendor of the Year

  • Durable 
  • Exacompta 
  • Fellowes Brands 
  • Nestlé 
  • Reckitt Pro Solutions 

Young Executive of the Year 

  • Scott Ellis, Head of Corporate Accounts, Banner 
  • Rasmus Olsen, Product Manager & Team Lead, Lomax 
  • Jérôme Perhaut, Key Account Manager, Fellowes Brands 
  • Nicola Phillips, European Account Manager, Victor Stationery 
  • Ben Sutton, B2B Sales Lead UK, Reckitt Pro Solutions 

Executive of the Year 

  • Irma Garbella, Managing Director, MondOffice 
  • Leanne Gregg, Group People Director, evo 
  • Richard Smithers, Director of Sales, UK & Ireland, Europe, Victor Stationery 
  • Jonathan Weiss, Commercial Director, Global Business Solutions UK & EUANZ, Reckitt Pro Solutions 

Business Leader of the Year 

No shortlist – winner announced on the night 

Industry Achievement  

No shortlist – winner announced on the night 

For more information and to book your place at the EOPA dinner, please visit https://eopa.opi.net/  

Hitchin, UK 

OPI would like to thank the sponsors of the 2024 European Office Products Awards.