Golden Bridge Trade & Investment Awards-winner

Golden Bridge Awards

Winners announcement for the 22nd Golden Bridge Trade & Investment Awards in London

The 22nd edition of the prestigious Golden Bridge Trade & Investment Awards for outstanding and durable achievements in export and investment between the UK and the BeLux have been won by the following companies:

  • Smet Staircases – Best Small Sized Company
  • United Caps – Best Medium Sized Company
  • Ansomat – Technical Innovation Award
  • Graphius Group – Best ESG Company
  • Hysopt – Carbon Reduction Award

The Awards were presented by the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (BLCC) at a ceremony hosted by the Belgian Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s, His Excellency Mr Bruno van der Pluijm at the Belgian Residence in London on 24th November.

High-quality winners

BLCC Chairman Michel Vanhoonacker said: “After a break due to the Covid-19 restrictions, we are delighted to have been able to hold the 22nd edition of the Golden Bridge Trade & Investment Awards in London. The Belgian Residence is an excellent venue to celebrate Anglo-Belgian & Luxembourg business success in these uncertain times. The winners this year continue the long tradition of having high quality contestants competing in the Awards. We can only increase our wealth and eventually well-being by doing international business unhampered by tariff and non-tariff barriers. For this 22nd edition, special attention was paid to how sustainable the companies are in their export or investment efforts and how their products and services contribute to a greener and better world.”

View the Full Golden Bridge Awards 2022 Press Release


Hall of Fame

Previous Belgian and Luxembourg winners include Renson (2017), BEL'EXPORT (2016),  Soudal (2015), Brussels Airlines (2014), Le Pain Quotidien (2013), Primus Laundry (2012), Desso Sports Systems (2011), Eurodiesel (2010), Vyncke Energietechniek (2009), Modular Lighting Instruments (2008), DEME (2007), EVS Broadcasting (2006), Option (2005), Pluma (2004) Cityjet (2003), Ecover (2002) and Alpro (2001).
Previous British winners include Abnormal Load Engineering (ALE) (2017), Shanks (2016), Ignition (2015), Farnell element14 (2014), 4C Associates (2013) and Supergroup (2012)

The Golden Bridge award created a positive vibe at Bel’Export. It was a recognition for our hard work and overcoming the numerous challenges we face in the UK. Staff are proud to be part of a winning team and our customers are happy to be part of the success story.

For myself it was one big adventure which began with completing a simple application form and resulted in winning the Golden Bridge Award.

My advice to everyone who is exporting to the UK, is to apply for the Golden Bridge Awards. If you believe in your product and your story, you have a good chance of winning. If you do not win however, you will still have a great evening at the Award Ceremony with your customers.

Maarten Lauwens | CFO Bel'Export NV | 2016 WINNER