consul general awards dinner

honoring UK and US business success in the Carolinas

One of our most prestigious events of the calendar year is the British Consul General Awards Dinner.

Since 1997 BABC Charlotte has hosted the British Consul General awards ceremony to recognize outstanding contributions in support of bilateral trade and investment between the U.S. and U.K. throughout the Carolinas.

Attracting over 300 guests annually, including some of the regions top executives, government officials and VIP’s, this black-tie event begins with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and a keynote address by a prominent business leader, U.S. and/or U.K. government official or diplomat. The evening concludes with the presentation of two awards – U.K. company investing in the U.S. (specifically in the Carolinas) and U.S. company investing the U.K., presented by the currently appointed British Consul General in Atlanta.

The role of the Consul General is to maintain and develop relations between the U.K. and the U.S., providing consular, visa and trade and investment services, including, political, commercial, security and economic questions of interest about the U.K. and their assigned U.S. region. There are nine Consulates located throughout the U.S. – Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Washington DC.

The British Consulate General – Atlanta, covers the six state regions of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The Consul General is the senior U.K. official in the Consulate General, which is a subordinate office to the Embassy.

For more information about the awards dinner, or to nominate a U.S. or U.K. company for consideration, please contact us HERE.

past award recipients

Alfred McAlpine – 1997
Bovis Inc. – 1998
Marsh USA – 1999
Compass Group – 2000
Royal Sun Alliance – 2001
Barloworld Industrial Distribution – 2002
Quintiles Transnational – 2003
Gas Fired Products – 2004
Goodrich Corporation – 2005
Glaxo Smith Kline – 2006
Sunbelt Rentals – 2009
Shaw Power Group – 2010
Turkington Industries – 2011
SPX Corporation – 2011
Unigel – 2012
Beardow Adams – 2013
3D Systems – 2013
BAE Systems – 2014
SAS Institute – 2014
GKN – 2015
Wells Fargo – 2015
Snyder’s Lance – 2016
Dunlop Aircraft Tyres Limited – 2016
Haas Formula 1 Team – 2017
Almac Group – 2017