BusinessEvents November, 1st 2011 by

Celebrating success at the Costa del Sol's Business Awards


Winners of the Business Award

 Celebrating success at the Costa del Sol’s Business Awards

 A total of 68 foreign businesses entered the awards at the annual Foreign Resident’s Business Day in Marbella. Winners of this year’s event at the awards ceremony in Marbella.

A host of international businesses descended on Marbella for the 4th annual Foreign Resident’s Business Day last Thursday (October 27)More than 100 people attended the networking event which is held to stimulate creativity and promote new business opportunities in Andalucia. The evening ended with the Costa del Sol Business Awards which saw a total of 68 companies competing in seven different categories.

Held at the Palacio de Congressos, the awards ceremony is open to large multi-nationals, medium-sized businesses, and fast growing small businesses. It is designed to celebrate good practice and innovation in the Andalusia business community.

Neil Hesketh with his Award

At the event was Marbella’s Councillor for Tourism, José Luis Hernandez, who gave out one of the awards.

Commenting on the importance of foreign businesses in Marbella, he said: “I don’t like to use the term foreign, I like to use the term international because we like to make everyone feel at home here. We have got different 137 nationalities living here in Marbella which helps open international doors and create a dynamic for the city. Marbella would not be what it is without the international community.”

The winners at this year’s awards were; Special judges mention: Turkish Airlines, Business Promotion of Andalusia: Sabor y Salud, Innovation Award: I-Answer, Integration in Andalusia: Spanish Approach, Association Award: Marbella Business Institute, Young Entrepreneur: Placement Finders and Company of the Year: Euro Weekly News.

Neil Hesketh, whose company Spanish Approach helps foreign companies grow in Spain and Spanish companies grow internationally, said: “I’m very pleased to win.These awards show the importance of the foreign business community who are expanding their horizons and doing better networking with Spanish businesses away from the coast. They are also helping Spanish businesses grow and appreciate the international companies here. If we can combine the two, this could become the California of Europe.”

The Foreign Resident’s Business Day was organised by CADE Marbella with the collaboration of Unicaja International, the Chamber of Commerce of Málaga, and Andalucia Web Solutions.

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