Stage Entertainment is in very good company. The other two nominees are Royal Ten Cate (a 300-year-old company producing advanced textiles, composites, geosynthetics, grass, and technical components; active on 4 continents; employing 4,500 people) and the VDL Group (international industrial company devoted to the development, production and sales of semi-finished products, buses, coaches, and other finished products; 77 operating companies in 14 countries; employing 6,100 people).
Henk Kivits: ‘We were pleasantly surprised to receive the nomination for this prestigious award. We are proud to be nominated as an entertainment company together with two other strong Dutch companies, Royal Ten Cate and the VDL Groep. The nomination acknowledges Joop van den Ende’s great contribution to the development of the market for musical theatre.’