Red Bull Racing head receives special honour as business hails award winners

Mar 24, 2014

The firm, which holds two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, also won the International Trade award at the ceremony, overseen by BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull.
The awards saw the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement award to Christian Horner, team principal of Infiniti Red Bull Racing, the current Formula 1 champions, for the company’s significant contribution to the Milton Keynes economy since it arrived in 2004.
Mr Horner pictured accepted the award, having arrived hot foot from the Milton Keynes Council chamber where the team received the Freedom of the Borough – only the fourth recipient of the honour.
The awards were staged by Milton Keynes Business Leaders Partnership in association with full service marketing agency Interdirect.
MKBLP chairman Philip Smith said: “Milton Keynes is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe and these awards seek to raise awareness of the extraordinary talent that we have on our doorstep. 
“We are a city that is rich in innovation and Milton Keynes has led the country out of recession due to its hugely vibrant business community.”
The awards attracted around 100 entries, with each of the ten categories whittled down to a shortlist of three potential winners. 
Construction & Built Environment Sponsor: Milton Keynes Development Partnership
Winner Places for People
Retail Business Sponsor: centre:mk
Winner John Lewis
Logistics & Distribution Sponsor: DHL
Winner Worldwide Logistics and Distribution
Hospitality & Leisure Sponsor: Milton Keynes College
Winner The Stables
Professional Practice Sponsor: Keens Shay Keens
Winner PJ Care
International Trade Sponsor: evolution
Winner Niftylift
Design & Creativity Sponsor: MK Dons
Winner Walters Snowdon Advertising
Environmental & Corporate Sustainability Sponsor: Cranfield University
Winner Milton Keynes Council
Community Impact Sponsor: Milton Keynes Business Leaders Partnership
Winner MK Dons Sports and Education Trust
Enterprise & Innovation Sponsor: PwC
Winner Klood

For a full report and pictures from the night, read the next issue of Business MK, out next week. 

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