Construction company Kodumaja named business of the year 2015 ({{commentsTotal}})

Enterprise Estonia (EAS) announced the winners of the second annual business awards in a televized gala on Thursday evening. Estonia's Business of the Year is Kodumaja, a group of companies that specialize in construction of high-quality housing.

Head of EAS Hanno Tomberg said that Kodumaja is an excellent example of a company that is based on Estonian capital and has managed to succeed on both local and international level. "Export is the magic word that helps our businesses and economy grow," he said, adding that Kodumaja exports almost 100 percent of its produce, with a turnover of 52 million euros.

Over 90 percent of the housing is built by Kodumaja group in Nordic countries. The company specializes on design and construction from prefabricated wooden frame modules.

The housing project of Kodumaja in Norway, which won the Estonian Woodhouse Association's competition "Pre-fabricated Building of the Year 2011" and was awarded the title "Best Residential Building in Norway 2013" (Photo: Kodumaja.ee).

Winners of EAS Enterpreneurship Award 2015:

Innovator of the Year: Adcash
Exporter of the Year: Kodumaja
Regional Company of the Year: UPM-Kymmene Otepää Plywood Mill
Responsible Employer of the Year: Playtech Estonia

Foreign Investor of the Year: Westaqua-Invest

Most Competitive Companies 2015:

Micro-business of the Year: Interstudio
Medium-sized Business of the Year: Adcash

Large Enterprise of the Year: Merko Ehitus

Most competitive by area:

Industry and energy: BLRT Group
Food: A. Le Coq
Finance: Swedbank
Wholesale: CM Tallinn
Communications and IT: Eesti Telekom
Tourism: Tallink Group
Transport and logistics: Greencarrier Liner Agency
Construction: Merko Ehitus

Service: Olympic Entertainment Group

Young Entrepreneur of the Year award went to Indrek Ulst from Mooncascade.

Editor: M. Oll



Opinion
Easter Monday a public holiday? But you're forgetting productionEaster Monday a public holiday? But you're forgetting production
Estonia’s Easter Monday time loop: Discussing an additional day off

Every year, Estonia reliably asks itself the question whether or not Easter Monday should be made a public holiday. Opinions differ. While one side emphasizes the importance of family time, the other thinks an additional day off would threaten economic growth.

Minister of Social Protection Kaia Iva (IRL).Minister of Social Protection Kaia Iva (IRL).
Samost: Kaia Iva’s charisma could help IRL out of long-term low

In Sunday’s “Samost ja Rumm” radio debate show, editor-in-chief of ERR’s online news, Anvar Samost, and journalist and former politician Hannes Rumm discussed the potential and actual candidates for the chairmanship of the Pro Patria and Res Publica Union (IRL). At the time of the broadcast, Helir-Valdor Seeder had not yet made his intention to run public.