2018

Celebration of successful business year
Together with our friends and business partners we have celebrated successful business year and welcomed new 2019. Full of new challenges and we hope even more success.
Company CESTRA marked the end of the very successful business year at Fish&Zeleniš restaurant. Guests and employees enjoyed the specialties of the Mediterranean cuisine, quality local wines and excellent atmosphere, enjoying the performance of DJ Mihajlo and saxophonist Dušan Petrović.


CeS.TRA OPEN 2018 – table football turnament.
On the last day before the holiday’s, CESTRA OPEN table football tournament finals and semi-finals were organized at the office. This have now become an annual tradition where all employees can participate and show their skills (or the lack of them:).
The tournament had been organized by the TFA CESTRA with the support of the Management. Preliminary phases had been held during the December, boosting the anticipation and the hype for the final event. The tournament finals were perfect addition to the holiday spirit and chance to once again celebrate successful year as a CESTRA family. At the same time, the level of competitiveness and stadium-like atmosphere perfectly demonstrated the winning mentality our personnel.
The tournament had been organized in two categories, Single and Double competition. Winner of the single category was Srđan Spasojević while in Double category the title went to Srđan Spasojević and Nikola Petrović. Winners were awarded trophies and privilege to be called Champions until the next year’s tournament.


Belgrade business run 2018.
Third annual Belgrade Business Run race was held on Thursday, Jun 14th at Savamala. There were 2300 contestants running that day from 258 companies that operate in the Serbian market. After the race all participants had a chance to relax, have dinner and hang out with colleagues from other companies over a drink and live music all the way to the midnight.
Following the tradition, CeS.TRA has participated in this team building event this year as well. Six of our colleagues have competed in the two teams “Favoriti” and “Cestre Slatke”. More than 20 of our colleagues have come to give support to our teams and defend the title of best fans received in 2017. Both contestant and fans gave their best and achieved some amazing results. The team “Cestre Slateke” came 9th out of 97 teams competing in Female teams category, while “Favoriti” came 91st out of 414 teams competing in Mixed teams category. The fans were better than ever cheering for their teams all the way to the finish. Results for best fans are still pending but we know they deserve it.

Preparation for the next year have already started, and we hope for even better results and more teams from CeS.TRA.


European business awards 2017-2018.
Previously identified as ‘Ones to Watch’ between 2,898 companies, CESTRA has been selected as the National Winner by a panel of independent judges including senior business leaders, politicians and academics.
The category in which CESTRA received this prestigious award as the best business in Serbia is ”Turnover of €0-25m“. The competition started in 2017 and more than 112,000 businesses from 34 countries participated. 289 companies has been declared to be the "National winner" and this enabled them to represent their countries in the final stages of the competition.



Being the "National winner", CESTRA represented Serbia in the final stages of the competition held in Warsaw on May 22-23, 2018. This exclusive event, which promotes and rewards exceptional achievements and successes amongst the members of the European business community, hosted more than 450 companies, leaders in their businesses, and the organizer awarded companies in 14 categories.

CESTRA has been named ‘National Winner’ in the 2017-18 European Business Awards, Europe’s largest business competition, sponsored by RSM
CESTRA was chosen from 2,898 businesses previously identified as ‘Ones to Watch’ in a list of business excellence published in December and selected as a National Winner by a panel of independent judges including senior business leaders, politicians and academics as the best business in Serbia in the Awards’ category Turnover of €0-25m.
CESTRA will now go on to represent Serbia in the final stage of the competition.

Adrian Tripp, CEO of the European Business Awards said: “This is an amazing achievement and CESTRA is clearly a stand out leader in their field. To be a National Winner means you represent our core values of success, ethics and innovation and are one of the best in Europe. We wish you the best of luck in the final round.”

The European Business Awards is now in its 11th year and its primary purpose is to support the development of a stronger and more successful business community throughout Europe. This year it considered over 110,000 businesses from 34 countries. Sponsors and partners include RSM, ELITE, Germany Trade & Invest, PR Newswire, Bureau Van Dijk and SDL Managed Translation.

Voting for CeSTRA in European Business Awards competition
We, CeSTRA, are proud to announce that we have entered a public voting competition for the European Business Awards.
In order to support us in this competition, please watch our video and vote for us. Video can be found on the link below and the voting steps are the following:

 

1. Next to our video is a vote button: type an email address and click the vote button.
2. Log into the email account that you used and you will have received a voting email from the EBA voting system.
3. Click the link within the email and your vote will be completed.

https://www.businessawardseurope.com/vote/detail-new/123/23766

CeSTRA is on the Ones to Watch list of European Business Awards
We, CeSTRA, are proud to announce that we have been named as ‘One to Watch’ in Europe in a list of business excellence published by the European Business Awards sponsored by RSM.
We were chosen as we demonstrate exceptional achievement in one of the 12 European Business Awards’ categories and reflect the programme’s core values of innovation, success and ethics. The ‘Ones to Watch’ for 34 countries across Europe can be found at www.businessawardseurope.com.

We, CeSTRA, will now have the chance to compete in the Category “Customer and Market Engagement” of the European Business Awards to become a National Winner in Serbia. If successful, we will then take part in the grand final in May 2018, where the final 12 European winners will be announced. We will also have the chance to enter a public vote, which attracts attention and support from across the globe.

For more information about the competition please go to www.businessawardseurope.com

 

We, CeSTRA, are proud to announce that we have entered a public voting competition for the European Business Awards. In order to support us in this competition, please watch our video and vote for us. Video can be found on the link below and the voting steps are the following:

1. Next to our video is a vote button: type an email address and click the vote button.
2. Log into the email account that you used and you will have received a voting email from the EBA voting system.
3. Click the link within the email and your vote will be completed.

https://www.businessawardseurope.com/vote/detail-new/123/23766

2017

Hospital for Gynecology and Obstetrics in KBC Zvezdara
For the Hospital for Gynecology and Obstetrics in KBC Zvezdara where 2500 babies are born annually, CESTRA provided the new bathroom which improved the conditions for women in labor and pregnant women.
The bathroom with three showers and four toilets was completely reconstructed.

The idea of a donation came shortly before my fourth childbirth in this institution. I know how much this post-labor period is important and specific for mothers and therefore we wanted to give my contribution and improve the conditions for mothers. We made every effort to ensure that the bathroom is equipped with modern equipment, but it is also adapted to the needs of the mother, because in addition to the unquestioned expertise of employees, it is important to invest in the conditions of stay – remarked Ms. Jasna Stojiljković-Milić, CESTRA Managing Director’s Assistant.

Acting director of KBC Zvezdara prof. dr Petar Svorcan thanked on the donation and emphasized the importance of each donation in improving the conditions in KBC Zvezdara, because it facilitates patients staying as well as the work conditions for staff since, in addition to the everyday challenges of the profession, the conditions in which employees work are also important.

I hope that this action, as a good example, will motivate other socially responsible companies to focus more attention on improving the conditions for all pregnant women and future mothers. This is not the first time, and I hope not the last, that patient`s need for greater comfort in addition to professional services had been recognized. This donation showed that the efforts and commitment of the staff and the desire to equip our hospital was recognized, and we hope that every year increased number of babies will come to the world in our institution - said Prim dr Vesna Stojanović, Head of the Hospital for Gynecology and Obstetrics in KBC Zvezdara.

In the Hospital for gynecology, the first two floors have been completely renovated in the last two years, including the replacement of interior carpentry, sanitary knots and floors, while a complete adaptation of the third floor is planned in order to provide comfortable conditions for patients, pregnant women and future mothers.
Belgrade business run 2017
CESTRA’s team (STRAVA team) took part in the largest team building event in Serbia, with more than 600 runners from 200 companies from Belgrade.
The 5km path was adjusted to all the runners therefore, it was also possible to walk throughout the complete trackway. The teams had the possibility to receive the award for "the slowest team" or at least "the team which can eat and drink the most", and besides the good run, the visitors and participants enjoyed the great food and concert after the race.

About track

The length of the track is 5 km and start-end zone is based on Sava Promenada, on plateau near the submarine. Start is in the direction of Ada, and runners follow that direction until the end of the completed path located at 200m from the start. After the U-turn, the path is returning, passing the start zone, and follows the bicycle path towards the Sports – recreational complex "25. maj". The track is passing the port, Beton hala complex and leads upward the small hilly terrain just above the raft Kolos (in front of Novaka Đoković tennis courts). After the U-turn, the track returns and follows the same way, via promenade and bicycle path to the finish line.

The result

233 teams had participated and our STRAVA team took 110th place with total time 1:32:03,2. Our group of fans took the first place in category the best fans and this is something we are especially proud of.

Belgrade business run 2018 is our next challenge and we are preparing to give our best!