Announcing the Golden Bridge Awards Shortlist 2016 #GBAwards2016

The Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain (BLCC) and the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium are very excited to announce the finalists for the 2016 Golden Bridge Trade & Export Awards, which will be presented at a gala dinner and awards ceremony in London on 24 November! The Golden Bridge awards recognise the achievements of companies making the successful leap from the UK to the Belgian market and from Belgium and Luxembourg market to the UK.golden-bridge-2014

For the participating companies, the awards are an opportunity to celebrate success, raise their company profile and showcase their business credentials. As one of last year’s winners Ignition discussed in our recent interview, these awards also present a great opportunity for reflection on the journey that a business has undergone. For some of this year’s businesses, they have been operating in Belux for a relatively short time, whilst for others they are well established brands. Whether large or small, every finalist has achieved outstanding success in exporting and trading in Great Britain, Belgium or Luxembourg, and are among the standard bearers for the very best of UK-Belux exports.

This year’s UK candidates come from a variety of Industries; Orega specialise in providing physical and virtual office space whilst Shanks plc are leaders in waste management.

Across the water, Belux also have three shortlisted companies who have proven their abilities to transition successfully successfully into the UK market. The first of our shortlisted companies is Lancer Europe, who offer beverage dispensing technology for events and attractions.  The second nominee Namgrass provide artificial grass to a variety of commercial and personal outlets. Finally BelExport, exports fresh Belgian fruit and vegetables into the UK market.

The applicants have been shortlisted based on their financial performance, their innovation and strategy abroad, and their motivation for entering the awards. Belgian companies pitched to a board of judges in London on 12 October, chaired by Belgian Ambassador Guy Trouveroy, whilst British companies will be facing a similar selection panel in Brussels on 26 October, chaired by British Ambassador Alison Rose. Awards will be given in various categories based on company size, export history, and the overseas market in question.

Join us at the 2016 Golden Bridge Trade & Export Awards to celebrate the best of Belgian, Luxembourg and British business. The awards, celebrating their 20th year, aim to promote trade between the UK and the Belux countries, and to promote the best and brightest in this dynamic and growing market. The awards will be hosted at a gala dinner in London on 26 November at the BLCC Clubhouse Ballroom. You can register for the event here! Don’t forget that for those travelling to London from the continent, an exclusive Eurostar discount is available. Please Contact us for details of how to book.


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