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UKTI Recognizes Frank DiBello for Promoting Opportunity Between Florida and UK
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (MARCH 12, 2013) – On Thursday, March 7, the UK Trade & Investment Group (UKTI) granted Space Florida President and CEO Frank DiBello the “Consul General’s Special Recognition Award” at its Innovation Awards and Gala Dinner in Miami.
UKTI helps companies establish and grow their high-value investments in the UK and assists UK-based companies succeed in the global economy. UKTI recognized DiBello for his role in driving prosperity, and commercial and research opportunities between the UK and Florida, including signing a Memorandum of Understanding that has led to trade missions and job creation in both the UK and Florida.
“I am delighted to honor individuals and organizations who have helped expand and strengthen the growing UK – Florida trade relationship, making the UK one of the top three foreign investors in the Sunshine State,” said Her Majesty’s Consul General Kevin McGurgan, Officer of the British Empire, who works closely with UKTI and statewide economic leaders.
“Space Florida is thrilled to continue cultivating this promising and successful relationship between the UK and our state,” DiBello said. “I was honored to receive this award and look forward to what the future holds for this partnership.”
Winners of the Innovation Awards were selected by a committee of judges, which included Her Majesty’s British Consul General in Florida and UKTI’s senior trade and investment executives.
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