The Golden Bridge Awards recognise the trade and export success of UK companies doing business in Belgium, and Belgian & Luxembourg companies doing business in the UK. The awards offer your business the perfect opportunity to celebrate success, raise company profile, reward your staff, and showcase your export credentials.
All companies with their head office in the UK who are doing business in Belgium can apply. Please contact us for more information on how to apply.
If you are a Belgian or Luxembourg company doing business in the UK, you can apply via the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain.
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Why apply for a Golden Bridge Award?
The awards are an ideal way to increase your profile, reward your staff, and showcase your export credentials. Winners will be announced at a black-tie gala dinner in London on 24 November. Winning companies receive further recognition and profiling throughout the following year through the organising Chambers of Commerce. Winners can also proudly display the Golden Bridge logo on their marketing material, building the prestige and reputation of the company.
As well as celebrating export success, the Awards encourage new companies to begin exporting to Belgium; this is a small but important factor that helps build a stronger European economy.
Participating as a company in the competition is free of charge. If you are selected as a finalist, all we ask is that you – or a business partner sponsoring your candidacy – book a minimum of 10 tickets for the awards ceremony in London on 24 November.
What can I win?
Besides the opportunity to showcase your win through media coverage and usage of the Golden Bridge logo in your marketing materials, you will be invited for our Winners' Day programme in Brussels, with events offering you local insights and networking opportunities, including:
- Lunch for your CEO with the British Ambassador to Belgium
- Opportunity to network with the Chamber's Accredited Service Providers
- Celebration of your win at the British Chamber's New Year Networking Cocktail
Furthermore, we offer you:
- A one-year complimentary membeship of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium
- A half day one-to-one session with UK Trade & Investment
- Recognition of your win in the British Chamber 2017 Membership Directory
For a taste of the Golden Bridge, watch this video about the 2015 Awards:
Hall of fame
The Golden Bridge Trade & Export Awards are a joint initiative of the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium and the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain (BLCC). The BLCC has handed out the Golden Bridge Awards since 1997, and the British Chamber of Commerce in Belgium joined in 2012. Recent Golden Bridge winners include Brussels Airlines, Farnell element14, Le Pain Quotidien, 4C Associates, Ignition and RWS Group . To view a list of previous winners of the Award (UK companies in Belgium) click here.
How else can I get involved?
There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities available, with extensive reach to companies doing business in the UK and Belgium - you can focus just on the UK or Belgium, or on both markets. Sponsorship includes up to nine months of visibility.
Contact us for more information about the different sponsorship opportunities.
The Awards are also supported by:
Trade & Export Awards – recognising the best UK companies in Belgium and Luxembourg.
All companies doing business in Belgium, with their head office in the UK.
- September: applications close and shortlisted candidates are announced
- 26 October: finalists present to a judging panel in Brussels
- 24 November: awards ceremony and gala dinner in London
- January (2017): Winners' Day programme in Brussels
The Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner is held near Trafalgar Square in London.
The judging panel event and Winners' Day are held in Brussels.
Please contact us at email@example.com or call us at +32 (0)2 613 28 53, for further details on how to apply.
It is free to apply for a Golden Bridge Award; if you are shortlisted, all we ask is that book 10 tickets for the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony.