BCDC has partnered with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) to host the British Consulate General at our Converge Pop-up

BY lyanne


Brick City Development Corporation (BCDC) has partnered with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) to host the British Consulate General at our Converge Pop-up Co-working Tech Space in the City of Newark. Information about the GREAT Tech awards program, which UKTI has launched, will be presented by Consul General Danny Lopez at the afternoon reception.

About GREAT Tech Awards

The awards encourage high growth technology companies in the US to select the UK as a place where they can set up and grow their businesses. The competition is run by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) and the British Consulate General New York.The competition is open to US technology companies headquartered in one of the following states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. Companies can apply in one of the following award categories: education, finance, health, internet of things, lifestyle, and media. Additionally, a UK company with an office in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, or Pennsylvania can apply for the Best of British award. Learn more here:

Details about the application process for the Great Tech Awards will be discussed. Additionally, Consul General Lopez and other members of the British Consulate General will network with tech companies and other guests. This is the second annual GREAT Tech Awards hosted by UKTI and the British Consulate General New York. The GREAT Tech Awards facilitates international business development by helping high-growth businesses in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania to reach international markets, and creates the connections needed for high-growth companies in the United Kingdom to discover the benefits of locating their businesses in cities such as Newark, NJ.

The event is open to press. Both Consul General Lopez and BCDC CEO Emenuga will be available for interviews.  “We understand the tremendous growth that is taking place within our nation’s technology sector and we are pleased to have partnered with UKTI to bring this information to Newark, NJ,” said Chief Executive Officer Victor Emenuga of Brick City Development Corporation. “We are working to foster more economic growth here at home and abroad by providing this opportunity for Newark and other New Jersey businesses that may be looking to expand to the UK and vice versa.”

“I am thrilled to visit Newark to discuss the second annual GREAT Tech Awards,” said Danny Lopez, British Consul General New York. “The GREAT Tech Awards’ aim is to attract the best tech talent from New Jersey, and they will offer companies a unique opportunity to grow their business in the UK – the best place to do business in Europe. I look forward to talking to some of New Jersey’s top tech firms about this exciting competition.”

About UK Trade & Investment (UKTI)

UKTI works with UK based businesses to ensure their success in international markets through exports. They encourage and support overseas companies to look at the UK as the best place to set up or expand their business. UKTI is a non-ministerial department. Learn more here:


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