Anthura is one of the three finalists for the Koning Willem 1 Award SMEs (King William I Award SME, named after King Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands). We are very proud of this!
A total of twelve companies from all regions of the Netherlands are eligible for this award. The Koning Willem I Award is the ultimate reward for good entrepreneurship. This prestigious and independent enterprise award is awarded every two years by the Koning Willem I Foundation.
All 12 companies pitched to the jury in September. Decisive to get to the last three is performance based on guts, decisiveness, sustainability, perseverance and good entrepreneurship. Innovation and the way they deal with COVID-19 are also included in this.
The advisory committee of the Koning Willem 1 Foundation nominates the three nominees fro the SME category to the board. The ultimate winner is selected in the board meeting.
During the award ceremony on 25 November, the ultimate winner of the SME Award will be announce during a special meeting. Her majesty Queen Máxima is honorary chairman of the Koning Willem I Foundation.
About the Koning Willem I Prijs
The Koning Willem I Award is the National Enterprise Award and is awarded in two categories: large scale companies and SME’s. Companies that have shown guts, vigour, sustainability, perseverance and good entrepreneurship in recent years are the first to be considered. By awarding the Prize, the Koning Willem I Foundation’s aim is to raise awareness and generate interest for positive developments in the Dutch economy and to stimulate creative and innovative entrepreneurship.