Bremont Watch Company has been announced as overall national winner of Global Connections 2013 – a HSBC initiative to find the UK’s most innovative and forward thinking companies.
The brand was announced as joint winner of the prestigious award along with London based Brompton Bicycles last night at the awards ceremony which took place in Loch Lomond, Scotland.
They were selected from thousands of entries across the UK to become one of ten regional winners invited to attend the UK National Final event where the winners were decided and announced.
It was the first time in the history of HSBC Global Connections that two businesses have held joint first position.
Steve Price, HSBC’s Head of Business Banking, explained: “Our two winners represent the pinnacle of UK manufacturing, their innovative thinking has seen them succeed in multiple export markets, and they have a strong focus on giving back to the communities they operate in. The quality was so high between our finalists and we felt that it was appropriate make both of these outstanding businesses Global Connections winners.”
Giles English, Bremont Co-Founder, commented: “We’ve spent a lot of time with the other finalists and they are all amazing companies, so to be chosen as the winners is a huge honor. I am so proud for everyone involved in the business and it will mean a huge amount to them all.”