10 may 2017
Peru

Fourteenth Edition of the Awards by Peru’s Chamber of Commerce in Spain

The awards acknowledged Business Appreciation, the Best Entrepreneurial Initiative and Institutional Acknowledgement

The Fourteenth Edition of the Awards by Peru’s Chamber of Commerce in Spain, which acknowledged “Business Appreciation”, the “Best Entrepreneurial Initiative” and “Institutional Acknowledgement”, was held at CEOE’s headquarters. It was attended by the president of the Peruvian Chamber of Commerce in Spain, Aurelio Fernández; the director general of Commerce and Entrepreneurship for the City of Madrid, Concepción Díaz de Villegas; the Assistant Deputy Director General of the Sub-directorate General for Commercial Policy with Latin America and North America from the Secretariat of State for Trade, Begoña Montoro; the Ambassador of Peru in Spain, José Antonio García and, representing CEOE, the Director of CEOE’s Cabinet of the Presidency, and of the International and Institutional Relations Department, Narciso Casado.

Awards by Peru’s Chamber of Commerce in Spain
Awards by Peru’s Chamber of Commerce in Spain — ©CEOE

The awards for “Business Appreciation” went to Solange Blanco, for their achievements in the field of plastic surgery; to Sergio García Locatelli, for his work in movies and photography; and to Rodolfo Pérez Luna, for his work in the audio-visual field. The award for the “Best Entrepreneurial Initiative” went to chef Pedro Astupiña Balmaceda, who has inaugurated fours restaurants and also manages a catering business. Finally, the Bancaria La Caixa Foundation received the award for “Institutional Acknowledgement”, for its social, cultural and research work.

Business initiative

The Director of CEOE’s Cabinet of the Presidency, and of the International and Institutional Relations Department, Narciso Casado, highlighted values such as taking risk, entrepreneurship, communication and social commitment that are shared by the people and institutions who work on the day-to-day operations of companies. He insisted that the latter "are the drivers of progress" and, therefore, "the main goal of governments, including our own government, should be to enable their creation, foster a vocation for business and support them so that they are able to grow."

Casado expressed his congratulations to all the award recipients, as well as to all the Peruvian entrepreneurs who came to Spain to create their companies, because thanks to their effort and work they’ve managed to stay in business and make their companies grow. In this sense, he said that "all of them are a faithful reflection of the struggle and the great adventure of being an entrepreneur, and they are proof that a job well done will bear well-deserved fruit."