At Sprout World we are so proud of every single nomination, award, media coverage and recognition that we have received over the years.
It means a great deal to us and encourages us to keep going! Scroll down to see some of our awards and recognitions:
Portrait of Sprout in EPPI magazine:
Get to know us better.
EPPI, Europe’s biggest magazine for promotional products, made this interesting portrait of Sprout based on an in-depth interview with Michael Stausholm, founder of Sprout.
The portrait covers the story of Sprout, what role sustainability plays in the promotional product industry and what will happen after the Covid-19 crisis.
Read the portrait here.
Fast Company Award:
Most Innovative Companies 2020
Every year, The American business magazine Fast Company selects the most innovative companies in the world.
In 2020, Sprout had the honor to be listed the SECOND most innovative company in Europe. Right after Siemens. A result we are extremely proud of.
”Sprout World packs a lot of innovation into a small, everyday object, demonstrating that everyone can make a positive difference. Surreal, yet brilliant.”
Fast Company is a monthly American business magazine published in print and online that focuses on the vital intersection of business, innovation, and design, engaging the most influential leaders, companies, and thinkers on the future of business.
The list honors the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today’s fast-changing world.
You can read more about Sprout World and the Fast Company selection here.
You can see the European Fast Company list here.
Onboard Hospitality Award:
Best beverage 2020
Our Sprout Spoon made it to the top – coming first in the “Best Beverage“category in the Onboard Hospitality Awards 2020. The Sprout Spoon is a biodegradable teabag and spoon in one. It’s successfully sold onboard of various airlines including SunExpress Airlines.
It was nominated by Retail in Motion who offers innovative travel retail products to airlines across the globe.
“We’ve chosen the Sprout Spoon as the winner of Best Beverage because it has true innovation. It’s a simple teabag with its own stirrer in the packaging, so no plastic stirrers anymore….and the tea tastes great”
Onboard Hospitality is the leading trade magazine for the airline, rail and cruise hospitality industry worldwide. It is a vibrant hub of news, views and conversations for the buyers and suppliers of onboard catering, comfort, technology and entertainment.
See why Sprout Spoon was named the Best Beverage 2020
Most Innovative Marketing Product 2019
The Sprout Spoon was named the most innovative marketing product in Italy in 2019.
The organizer of the award was the biggest Italian marketing media, MediaKey. They held a ceremony in Milan in September 2019, gathering and celebrating the marketing industry in the country.
The Sprout Spoon came out top in the Food & Beverage category. The panel found our Sprout Spoon to be innovative because of its eco-friendly materials and its 2-in-1 design: the combination of a spoon and a teabag.
Also, the fact that it was customizable made it an ideal marketing innovation.
Read more about the award here.
Børsen Gazelle Award
Børsen, one of Denmark’s most respected business newspapers awarded Sprout a Børsen Gazelle award in 2019. As a recognition of the continuous growth of Sprout World.
The prestigious Danish growth award; the Børsen Gazelle, is given to companies that are continuously growing and as a minimum double their revenue or gross profit over a period of four financial years.
At the same time, there must be positive growth every year during the period.
You can read more about the Gazelle award here.
Promotional Gift Award:
In 2014, one year after launching the plantable Sprout pencil, Michael Stausholm won the first award for the Sprout pencil: the prestigious international Promotional Gift Award.
The Promotional Gift Award is an international award for haptic advertising, hosted by the German publishing company WA Media.
The Sprout pencil came first in the Communicative Product category.
All manufacturers, importers, distributors, dealers, designers, advertising agencies and companies from Europe and all over the world are invited to participate in the international Promotional Gift Award. It’s essential that the submitted products are own designs.
IGC Global Promotions Award
In 2013, the same year as the Sprout pencil was launched, it was named the “Most eco-friendly product in the world” by the largest Global Procurement Promotional Organization, headquartered in the Netherlands.
IGC Global Promotions is a global contract partner for international companies to buy promotional items and business gifts. IGC covers 100 countries and was founded in 1956.