competition portal. A shortlist of successful nominees was then drawn up after a brief review. In Baden-Württemberg, a total of 129 companies made it through to the next stage. Judges from twelve regional panels and two special panels will select the award winners and finalists by July. The awards ceremonies will then be held in September and October. The judges decisions will only be announced on the evening of the award ceremony.
Kiefer is proud to have made the shortlist for the fourth time in a row. The "Großer Preis des Mittelstandes", awarded by the Leipzig-based Oskar Patzelt Foundation since 1994, is the only business competition in Germany to be so consistently well received.