ANNUAL GOLDEN AWARD 2015

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain celebrated its Annual Golden Award on 28th April at the Spanish Embassy in London.

The Annual Golden Award is one of the main corporate events of the Spanish Chamber that acknowledges the significant commercial activity of a Spanish company in the United Kingdom during the previous year. On this occasion, the awarded company was Codorníu, a Spanish family wine and cava producer with almost five centuries of history. Mrs. María del Mar Raventós, President of the Company, received the award on behalf of the company and conveyed her gratitude for this recognition.

From left to right: H.E. the Ambassador of Spain, Mr. Federico Trillo, welcoming all attendees to the Spanish Embassy; Mrs. María del Mar Raventós, President of Codorníu and Mr. Javier Fernández, President of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in GB.

From left to right: H.E. the Ambassador of Spain, Mr. Federico Trillo, welcoming all attendees to the Spanish Embassy; Mrs. María del Mar Raventós, President of Codorníu and Mr. Javier Fernández, President of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in GB.

The award was presented by H.E. the Ambassador of Spain, Mr. Federico Trillo-Figueroa, who greeted Mrs. María del Mar Raventós during his welcome speech. The President of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Javier Fernández Hidalgo, highlighted the milestones of tradition in Codorníu’s lifetime, being the oldest company in Spain and one of the oldest in the world. Likewise, he took the opportunity to announce our most recent patron, Ernst & Young, and reminded our members that we will be celebrating our Annual General Meeting on 16th June. He thanked all the attendees and sponsors for their kind support and presence then he presented the award to the President of Codorníu, who also wanted to extend a word of thanks.

Mrs. María del Mar Raventós holding the Annual Golden Award 2014, accompanied by Mr. Javier Fernández (left) and Mr. Federico Trillo (right).

Mrs. María del Mar Raventós holding the Annual Golden Award 2014, accompanied by Mr. Javier Fernández (left) and Mr. Federico Trillo (right).

Mrs. Raventós shared her feelings towards this award as she felt it a very important recognition to the work of the company and all the family members involved in the business (593 members nowadays) since 1555, the year of the foundation of the company by Jaume de Codorníu. She briefly went through the family story that surrounds this brand and mentioned that each member would be proud of receiving this prize; it represented a boost to their company, to keep selling and growing in new markets.

Mrs. María del Mar Raventós thanked the Spanish Chamber for this award in the name of the whole family of Codorníu.

Mrs. María del Mar Raventós thanked the Spanish Chamber for this award in the name of the whole family of Codorníu.

We had the pleasure to count on more than 200 guests on the evening, representing member companies from both Spain and the UK. All these members who decided to join us on this special occasion enjoyed the opportunity to extend their network and interact with professionals from the Anglo-Spanish business community.

Furthermore, thanks to our member Lolo Investments Ltd, which operates under the brand of Viandas de Salamanca, curtesy of them our attendees had a unique culinary experience with an excellent tasting of several Iberian products such as Iberian ham and other cured meats.

Viandas de Salamanca and Codorníu kindly sponsored this event.

Viandas de Salamanca and Codorníu kindly sponsored this event.

We would like to extend our gratitude to Viandas de Salamanca as well as to Codorníu, the protagonist of the event, for their support and contribution to make this evening a great gathering by kindly sponsoring our Annual Golden Award. Codorníu provided a selection of their finest wine and cava that suited perfectly to match both the Iberian selection and the canapés served from the kitchen of the Spanish Embassy.

More than 200 attendees decided to join us on this special occasion.

More than 200 attendees decided to join us on this special occasion.

Likewise, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the Spanish Embassy for warmly hosting this event as well as all attendees that decided to share this special evening with us. You can all enjoy now a selection of the best moments of the evening by visiting the gallery of the Annual Golden Award 2015.

If you missed this event or simply want to know what we are up to next, please browse the UPCOMING EVENTS section on our website or subscribe to our electronic newsletter for weekly updates here. Get ready as May is coming full of activity!

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