The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the UK celebrated its Annual Golden Award on the 14th October at the Spanish Embassy in London. This is one of the main corporate events that the Chamber organises each year and acknowledges the significant commercial activity of a Spanish company in the United Kingdom during the previous year.
This year the company receiving the award was Grupo Antolín, one of the largest players in the car interiors market internationally and top worldwide supplier of headliner substrates. Ms. María Helena Antolín Raybaud, Vice-Chair of the company, received the award and expressed her gratitude for this recognition.
The event began with H.E. Mr. Carlos Bastarreche, Spanish Ambassador in the UK, who is also the Honorary President of the Spanish Chamber, welcoming the attendees and congratulating Grupo Antolín for their outstanding activity in the UK.
Following his speech the President of the Chamber, Mr. Eduardo Barrachina, introduced the awarded company and provided further information about the achievements of Grupo Antolín, which has a global presence in 26 countries, 155 production plants and Just-in-Time centres and 25 technical-commercial offices.
Ms. Antolín shared with the attendees her feelings of gratitude for receiving such an important recognition for the outstanding work of Grupo Antolín and its international strategy, which has led up to them reaching annual sales of 5,425 million euros (2018), while employing 30,000 individuals.
More than 200 guests were present at the event, representing member companies from both Spain and the UK. This was a great opportunity for all of them to expand their networks and meet new professionals from the Anglo-Spanish business community in an impressive place like the Embassy.
We take this opportunity to thank our kind sponsors on this special occasion. We are grateful to our patron Raventós Codorníu for providing the cava and the Viña Pomal red wine, our corporate member Villarta for their delicious wine, and our corporate member Brindisa for their tasteful Ibérico ham. Finally we would also like to thank our members for joining us.
We encourage you to browse the Upcoming Events section of our website in order to keep up to date with future Spanish Chamber corporate events, seminars and other activities. We look forward to seeing you soon!