LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Last night, Virgin Atlantic presented the fourth annual BritWeek UKTI Business Innovation Awards at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. The awards recognize innovative companies doing business in the United Kingdom and California across five categories: Design, Technology, Service Provision, Philanthropy, and Marketing & Communications. The 2013 award winners were: Arup North America Ltd. (Design), Aventyn (Service Provision), Calhoun Vision Inc. (Technology), Films Without Borders (Philanthropy), and Pusher LLC (Marketing & Communications).
"This year's awards surpassed all expectations," said Fiona Francois, UK Trade & Investment and BritWeek Director. "I am truly impressed by the winners and finalists - they all demonstrated the remarkable ingenuity that businesses in the UK and California exhibit every day to stay at the leading edge of their industries."
Fox Los Angeles co-anchor Carlos Amezcua was the keynote speaker and joined this year’s panel of distinguished judges: creativity guru Sir Ken Robinson, Design Director, Jaguar Cars, Ian Callum, and Walt Disney International Chairman Andy Bird.
Runner-ups were Design – duncan quinn, Kathryn M. Ireland; Marketing & Communications – Somo Global, Walkers Shortbread; Philanthropy – Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, Silicon Valley Internship Program; Service Provision – Red Touch Media, Veritas Prep; Technology – Huddle, Tictrac.
Presented by Virgin Atlantic, the BritWeek UKTI Business Innovation Awards are also sponsored by Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, Norman Broadbent, Gilead and Molton Brown.
The 7th Annual BritWeek 2013 returns to Los Angeles April 23rd to May 6th, celebrating all forms of creativity and innovation between Britain and California.
BritWeek is a non–profit organization that hosts a program of events every Spring to promote British creativity, innovation and excellence across multiple categories including, film & television, music, art, fashion, design, retail, sport, philanthropy, business, and more. The events take place throughout Greater Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, and now also Miami! For more information visit www.britweek.org.
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the Government department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. UKTI also helps overseas companies bring their high-quality investment to the UK's economy - acknowledged as Europe's best place from which to succeed in global business. UKTI offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and in British embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world. We provide companies with the tools they require to be competitive on the world stage. www.ukti.go.uk/greatbritain/us