After being awarded as SME Leader for the fifth consecutive year BERD was distinguished, last January 26, with the attribution of 2014 SME Excellency Status. The SME Excellency Status distinguishes Small and Medium Enterprises that show best performances and management indicators of the previous year, having BERD being recognized as one of the 1845 SME Excellency companies from a total of 350 00 National SME. BERD congratulates itself for seeing recognized its business strategy and important economy and employment contributions that are essential for Portugal development. This distinction is the result of the work of a strongly committed and motivated team, heavily invested in innovation and knowledge, focused on continuous improvement in the search of Excellency.