Bulgaria wins EOA Award „Offshoring Destination of The Year“ for 2015

Bulgaria is the winner of EOA „Offshoring Destination of the Year“ 2015 award.

LISBON (Portugal), Oct 8, 2015 -- Bulgaria is the winner in 2015 European Outsourcing Association Awards (EOAA) in „Offshoring Destination of the Year“category. This was announced during an official EOA Awards ceremony on October 8, 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Plamen Tsekov, a board member of the Bulgarian Outsourcing Association (BOA) and CEO of “ScaleFocus”, had the honor to receive the award on behalf of our country. Bulgaria won in competition with another two shortlisted countries Latvia and South Africa. “This is a great recognition for Bulgaria, which will encourage the development of IT and outsourcing industry, and will especially raise the image and the visibility of Bulgarian companies on the international arena,” said Plamen Tsekov.

“The award is recognition for the outsourcing industry development in Bulgaria and that our country is a world class business destination. This is an award for the Bulgarian State and recognition of the human capital and good business practices in the country, of the stability and development prospects of the Bulgarian business sector,” said Stefan Bumov, chairman of the Bulgarian Outsourcing Association (BOA).

Bulgarian Outsourcing Association (BOA) is would like to thank all BOA members for taking part in the preparation of the Bulgarian application and for providing case studies and examples of good practices from their business operations.

Kerry Hallard, CEO of the National Outsourcing Association (NOA), said: “Once again we’ve seen a fantastic array of organisations offering up some of the best outsourcing examples that Europe and beyond has to offer, making this year’s awards ceremony particularly competitive. The winners must be immensely proud – every entrant and outsourcing partnership on the shortlist showcased the ability to provide business value in an exciting and innovative manner.”

Now in its sixth year, the EOA Awards recognise and celebrate the efforts of the countires and the companies who have demonstrated best-practice in pan-European outsourcing. The European Outsourcing Association is the centre of excellence for outsourcing in Europe. It’s focus is on communicating strategic lessons of outsourcing, whilst highlighting the successes it can bring.

The outsourcing sector one of the most most dynamic and fastest growing businesses in Bulgaria which registered a 13.7% year-on-year increase in 2014 and represents 3% of country’s GDP. The outsourcing sector employed and presented opportunities for career and professional growth to over 33,000 young professionals in 2014.

Bulgaria is one of the four shortlisted countries in 2015 National Outsourcing Association Awards (NOAAs) in "Offshoring Destination of the Year" category together with Slovakia, South Africa and Sri Lanka. NOAAs winners will be announced in November 2015.

The Bulgarian Outsourcing Association is an industry organisation founded in 2012 which consolidates the efforts of the outsourcing companies and related sectors, aiming to boost the competitiveness and create favourable conditions to bolster foreign investments in the sector and to develop and share best business practices.


For more information: Adriana Popova, CEO, Bulgarian Outsourcing Association