Awards

Handheld have been recognized in several prestigious awards and acknowledgements over the past years.

2013

Veckans Affärer (VA)

VA's list of Sweden's Super Talents

Veckans Affärer (VA) is a weekly Swedish business magazine with a large audience of decision-makers from the business world. Every year the magazine's readers and editorial staff nominates and lists Sweden's 101 "super talents". The ranking is based on Knowledge, Achievement, Drive, Trend, Personal brand and Future potential. Christian Löfvendahl, managing director of Handheld APAC and Handheld Europe, was appointed number 37 on this prestigious annual list of Sweden's 101 most talented young business executives. Read the press release »
 

2012

Företagarna

Entrepreneur of the Year

Entepreneur of the year is a prize is awarded to "entrepreneurs who have performed exceptionally well in their respective cities and serve as role models for other entrepreneurs, and who have also proved to be extraordinarily creative and enterprising". The award is presented by Sweden's largest business trade association Företagarna (the Swedish Federation of Business Owners who in 2012 named Handheld Group "Entrepreneur of the Year 2012" in the company's home town of Lidköping in western Sweden. The award was handed to Handheld for its "creativity, dedication and entrepreneurship". Read the press release »
 

2011

Red Herring Global Top 100

Red Herring Global Top 100

Red Herring's Global 100 list award is a prestigious recognition honoring the year's most audacious and far reaching private technology companies and entrepreneurs from across the globe. The selected companies on the Global 100 list are judged to have the most innovative technologies and business models originating from 1,100 companies from over 40 nations. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Google, Skype, Baidu, Salesforce.com, YouTube, eBay and many others would change the way we live and work. Read the press release »
 
Gazelle Company

Gazelle Company

The status as a "Gazelle" company is Sweden's most prestigious company award being given to the fastest growing yet profitable companies in the country by Dagens Industri (DI), the leading Nordic business magazine. Fewer than one in 100 Swedish companies can meet the strict quality criteria set up. Handheld has now been named a "Gazelle" for four years in a row. Read the press release »
 
Red Herring Top 100 Europe

Red Herring Top 100 Europe

The global media company Red Herring with its Top 100 Europe award, recognizes the most innovative privately held companies across Europe. The award recognizes both quantitative and qualitative achievements. Read the press release »
 

2010

Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA

Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA

The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA is the region's most objective industry-ranking standard to focus on the technology field and recognizes technology companies that have achieved the fastest rates of revenue growth in Europe, the Middle East and Africa during the past five years. Read the press release »
 
Gazelle Company

Gazelle Company

Since 2000, Dagens Industri, the leading Nordic business magazine, has named the fastest-growing companies in Sweden as "Gazelle companies". The basic criteria for 2010 Gazelle companies is an increase in sales every year from 2006 to 2009 while remaining profitable. Read the press release »
 
Sweden Technology Fast 50

Sweden Technology Fast 50

Sweden Technology Fast 50 is an award to the fastest-growing technology companies in Sweden. The ranking includes both public and private companies and covers all types of technology, including Internet, computer equipment and media for biotechnology. Read the press release »
 
Super Company

Super Company

Swedish weekly business magazine "Veckans Affärer" selects the Super Companies of the year by looking at the key figures growth, profit, yield, efficiency, capital structure and financing. Read the press release »
 

2009

Gazelle Company

Gazelle Company

The leading Nordic business magazine Dagens Industri (DI) names the fastest-growing companies in Sweden as "Gazelle companies", recognizing continued annual sales growth. The Gazelle criteria are strict and less than 1 percent of Sweden's joint-stock companies meet the requirements to classify as Gazelle companies. Read the press release »
 
Super Company

Super Company

To be acknowledged as a Super Company by the Swedish business weekly magazine "Veckans Affärer" a company must be better than the average of their competitors in the same business. Key figures considered are growth, profit, yield, efficiency, capital structure and financing. Read the press release »
 

2008

Gazelle Company

Gazelle Company

Dagens Industri, the leading Nordic business magazine, names the fastest-growing companies in Sweden as "Gazelle companies". A Gazelle company must have increased their sales continually for the past three years and for the same period it must have at least doubled its overall sales. A Gazelle company's total operating results for the past four financial years must be positive and it must have essentially grown organically, not through acquisitions and mergers. Read the press release »
 
Super Company

Super Company

Veckans Affärer (translated as "Business Weekly") selects the Super Companies of the year by looking at the key figures growth, profit, yield, efficiency, capital structure and financing. The company must satisfy all requirements for four years in row in order to be considered for Super Company of the year. The company must also be better than the average of their competitors in the same business. Read the press release »
 

2007

Growth Company of the year

Growth Company of the year

The award recognizes enterprises in the business region of Lidköping, Sweden that have had the strongest growth combined by retained profitability over the past four years. Read the press release »