BBVA has been awarded the Lladró Annual Golden Award from the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Britain. The Spanish Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Federico Trillo-Figueroa, presented the award to Philip Paddack, BBVA COO - UK and Head of Clients - Europe Corporate & Investment Banking, in an event that took place at the Spanish embassy in London on 25 April, which was attended by business representatives from both countries.

The prestigious award acknowledges BBVA's long track record in Great Britain and its contribution to supporting business relations between the Spanish and British markets.

BBVA has been present in London for nearly 100 years, with 2013 marking its 95th anniversary. BBVA was the first Spanish bank to open a branch abroad when it opened a Paris office in 1902, followed in 1918 by its  first branch in London.

BBVA now has three retail  branches in London and a growing Corporate & Investment Bank. The bank has recently moved its headquarters to the financial heart of the city, Canary Wharf, where it has 200 employees.

As the leading financial sector in Europe, London offers unique growth opportunities

for a global bank like BBVA. In recent years, BBVA has bolstered its wholesale banking business in the United Kingdom with the relocation of its credit teams from Madrid and the hiring of new teams to strengthen its investment banking services. 


Photo caption: Ambassador of Spain in the UK, Federico Trillo-Figueroa, Philip Paddack and the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Spain in the UK, Javier Fernandez.