PRESS RELEASE: Nominations Now Open for 2017 British Leadership Award

Awardee to be honored at 7th Annual British Bash in New York

NEW YORK, NY, 11 September 2017 St. George’s Society of New York in partnership with the UK’s Department for International Trade announced that nominations are now open for the British Leadership Award. The Award will recognize the achievements of an outstanding individual in the British-American business community.

“Every day I am privileged to meet a wealth of British talent contributing to business and the community here in New York” said Ross Allen, Director at Department for International Trade (DIT).  “DIT is delighted to partner with St. George’s Society to recognize an individual that demonstrates how UK leadership is making a positive difference.” 

The recipient will be announced the week of 16th October 2017 and honored at the British Bash on Thursday 30th November 2017 alongside legendary British athlete, Paula Radcliffe MBE, who will receive the Anglo-American Cultural Award.

The judging panel will include Ross Allen; Fiona Macleod, Head of Trade and Investment, UK’s Department for International Trade; Richard Sexton MBE, Chief Executive Officer (Americas), Mountbatten Institute; Anna Titley, Executive Director, St. George’s Society of New York; and Philip Warner OBE, President, St. George’s Society of New York.

“We look forward to reviewing nomination submissions,” said Philip Warner OBE. “It will be an honor to celebrate the passion and excellence of the Award recipient.”

Nomination form, eligibility criteria and submission guidelines can be found online at bit.ly/BritLead17.

Submissions will be accepted until 29th September 2017, 11:59 pm EST.

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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, while 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 honorees.

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

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 Royal 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 our economy. DIT is a specialized government body with responsibility for negotiating international trade policy, supporting business, as well as delivering an outward-looking trade diplomacy strategy.

Contact: Hastings Hill, hastings@stgeorgessociety.org, +1.212.682.6110