Houlder Americas named a British-American Award Winner by BABC

Houlder Americas has been named a British-American Award Winner by BABC at the 5th Annual British-American Business Council International Business Awards.

The awards were presented during ceremonies at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston TX.  The ceremonies were hosted by Khambrel Marshall, of KPRC- TV. The keynote address was given by  Charles Andrews of NSS Labs and Dan Solomon of Optimal Risk on the challenges and effects of trans-Atlantic cyber security.

BABC Houston International Business Awards were presented in three categories; Small to Mid-Sized Business, Large Corporate and the Consul General’s Award.  Entries were open to businesses of all sizes and all sectors doing business in both Texas and the UK.

Based on the success of supplying Houston headquarter clients from the UK, Houlder saw clear value in growing and enhancing its business with a US subsidiary. Given ambitious growth targets, Houlder Americas adopted a strategy of combining relocated and local engineering talent to work side by side.  “We are honored to be an award winner and want to thank the BABC for this special recognition” commented Garry Kennie, Houlder Americas’ President.

“The UK is the largest Foreign Direct Investor in the economy of Texas and $10 billion in trade flows between the two economies.   BABC is pleased to be able to publicly recognize companies like Houlder Americas who excel in building the special relationship,” said Becci Himes, BABC Executive Director. 

You can hear Houlder America’s thoughts on the win below.

About The BABC Houston International Business Awards
The British-American Business Council Houston’s International Business Awards recognizes companies’ impact within the British-American business community.  The awards recognize the roles of small to mid-sized companies and large corporations elevating the international esteem of the Texas business community.  The awards also recognize how companies conduct their business and their leadership in the civic community.

Sponsors and partners of the 5th Annual BABC Houston International Business Awards include Presenting Sponsor United Airlines, Wood Group PSN, CIMO Productions, The Houston Business Journal, Optimal Risk, NSS Labs, BP, International AutoSource, Greenspoint District, Truphone Dunbar Harder, LLC, and the Hotel Granduca.

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