Press release

15 Feb 2022 Diegem, BE

Odoo is ‘L’Entreprise de l’Année®’ 2021

Cowboy receives the award for ‘Scale-up de L’Année’ 2021.

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  • Odoo (Grand-Rosière) was chosen as ‘L’Entreprise de l’Année®’ 2021

  • Cowboy, a scale-up from Brussels, received this award of ‘Scale-up de l’Année 2021’.

Odoo (Grand-Rosière) was chosen as ‘L’Entreprise de l’Année®’ 2021 this evening. CEO Fabien Pinckaers was presented with the prestigious award by Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, in the presence of a limited audience. The 26th edition of this prestigious prize, organised by EY in collaboration with L’Echo and BNP Paribas Fortis, was originally planned for December but postponed due to the Covid measures. Odoo was chosen ahead of Analis, G. Moury, Goumanisto and Iris by a professional jury made up of prominent figures from the Belgian business world. Odoo succeeds I-care, the winner of ‘L’Entreprise de l’Année®’ 2020.

During this ceremony, the award for ‘Scale-up de l’Année’ 2021 was also presented. Cowboy, a scale-up from Brussels, received this award for a fast-growing young company. Cowboy wins the 9th edition of this award, succeeding Proxyclick. David Clarinval, Minister for the Self-employed and SMEs, presented the award. The runners-up for this prestigious award were eFarmz, Elysia, Netaxis and Urbantz.

A globally recognised award

EY has organised the ‘L’Entreprise de l’Année®’ competition since 1996 with the aim of honouring companies in the French-speaking part of Belgium that stand out for their enterprising spirit and innovation, as well as their strategic and competitive sense, openness to the world and exemplary governance.

“Once again this year, the jury was presented with five outstanding Belgian companies. In Odoo, the jury honours a European trailblazer in IT services. Odoo is exciting due to its passion for innovation in all areas, not just in its products and services: in its recruitment, in its team management, its business model and its network. Odoo innovates, and keeps innovating”, commented the President of the jury, Laurent Levaux.

“The jury was also impressed by their model of exemplary entrepreneurial spirit, with a plan, a vision for international development and considerable future potential. Odoo is the worthy winner of an exceptional edition. We are also proud to have organised this prestigious ceremony, albeit rather later than planned. More than ever, it was important for us to give a platform to our businesses and put all of the nominees in the spotlights. Every one of them has shown unprecedented perseverance and flexibility of which we can be very proud in Belgium. They deserve our appreciation more than ever”, added Marie-Laure Moreau, EY Partner and Regional Managing Partner Wallonia.

For a list of previous winners, please click here.