Tarsier Studios receives the Gazelle award!

With the office trumpet having gone un-tooted for quite some time, we thought this latest news deserved an almighty honk! Tarsier Studios is the 2011 Gazelle award winner in Blekinge, Sweden!

The Gazelle award, presented by the Swedish financial magazine Dagens Industri, is awarded to companies that “has achieved a continuous growth in revenue or gross profit for the last four financial years, and which has, in total, more than doubled the revenue or the gross profit in the period”.

We’re not quite sure what that means either. But it must be good, because they gave us flowers and a certificate and everything!

Onstage, representing for Tarsier, were Mattias Nygren, Andreas Johnsson and Peter Lübeck.  Upon receiving a bouquet of roses, Nygren fell to his knees and sobbed “You love me! You truly love me!”

No, Mattias, we love your continuous growth in revenue or gross profit for the last four financial years. But you’re a pretty good guy in any case!

The prize for quip of the evening, though, has to go to the flame-haired gentleman in the red velvet blazer – Mr Andreas Johnsson. Regular visitors to our site will know that Andreas has already made quite a name for himself in Malmö as the saviour of cat-kind. But he will now forever be remembered for his witty antics at this year’s ceremony.

When asked “What has been the toughest moment in the company’s history so far?”, Andreas replied “The first five years.”

The remark was greeted with much laughter. Although, curiously, not from Andreas himself. He merely pretended to break down in tears and curl up into the foetal position onstage.

What a guy! Deadpan til the last!

Click here to read the full article in Dagens Industri (in Swedish).

Photo: Peter Enckell