Luke Parker Bowles announced as British Leadership Award Honoree

NEW YORK, NY, 18 October 2017 – St. George’s Society of New York in partnership with the UK’s Department for International Trade has announced that Luke Parker Bowles will receive the inaugural British Leadership Award at the 2017 British Bash. The award recognizes his contribution to the British community in New York, his unwavering commitment to charitable causes and his achievements in leadership and innovation.

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Parker Bowles is Chairman of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) New York and an original Director of the Queen Elizabeth II September 11th Garden. He currently serves as President at Story Mining & Supply Co, a California-based feature film and television production company, and he is the CEO of Scoundrel Films, a New York-based digital video production company with clients including TED, UPS, UBS, Logitech, British Airways and many others.

Hailing from London and an established film industry executive in both the United Kingdom and the United States, Parker Bowles has developed and managed a diverse slate of films for both major studios and independent film companies. Parker Bowles was involved in the development of such hit films as Chris and Paul Weitz’s About a Boy, Beeban Kidron’s Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, Joe Wright’s Pride & Prejudice and Atonement, Shekhar Kapur’s Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and Richard Curtis’s Love Actually.

“We are thrilled to honor Luke Parker Bowles at the 2017 British Bash,” said Anna Titley, Executive Director of St. George’s Society. “He is setting the standard for leadership, innovation and social responsibility and it is an incredible achievement to be selected among an outstanding slate of nominees, all of whom demonstrate how UK leadership is making a difference to business and the community here in New York.”

Parker Bowles will be honored alongside legendary British athlete, Paula Radcliffe MBE at the 7th annual British Bash at Espace in New York City on Thursday 30th November 2017.

Proceeds from the British Bash support St. George’s Society’s charitable programs helping people in need in New York.  

Tickets for the British Bash start from $275 and are on sale now at http://bit.ly/BritBashTIX

For information on sponsorship opportunities contact Eliane Abou-Assi at eliane@stgeorgessociety.org or 212-682-6110.

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About the British Bash
Hosted by St. George's Society of New York and supported by the British Consulate General in New York, the British Bash now in its seventh year and celebrates the best of British in NYC. The Bash is attended by over 300 vibrant professionals, passionate about supporting a great cause and having fun doing it. Guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, followed by an evening of live music, dining, dancing, a charity auction and recognition of the night’s honorees.

About St. George’s Society of New York
Established in 1770, St. George’s Society of New York is a charitable organization dedicated to enriching the quality of life for those in need through an established support system within the British and Commonwealth community of New York. The Society’s vibrant membership network and partnerships with key organizations in the British community make it the preeminent Anglo-American social and philanthropic group in the tri-state area. The Society’s Patron is HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO. www.stgeorgessociety.org

About the UK’s Department for International Trade 
The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) has overall responsibility for promoting UK trade across the world and attracting foreign investment to its economy. DIT is a specialized government body with responsibility for negotiating international trade policy and supporting business as well as delivering an outward-looking trade diplomacy strategy.