Global Immersion Chief Executive Martin Howe has been awarded International Director of the Year for 2011 in the London and South East England category for businesses up to £24.99m.
The prestigious prize was presented to Howe at an award ceremony which took place in the UK capital on 29th March 2011.
Global Immersion are world leaders in digital immersion technologies for the entertainment industry and have supplied 3D and 4D cinema systems to some of the world’s leading attractions, including museums and educational institutions.
The company are seen to be innovative experts in the audio-visual industry and have installed systems in the Americas, Europe, Russia, the Middle East and the Far East. Global Immersion has experienced considerable growth in recent years and the award recognises Howe’s contribution to this on-going success.
The UK’s Institute of Directors rewards directors who have shown a certain level of success in the planning and implementation of worldwide expansion and realisation of export strategies.
Award winner Martin Howe remarked; “I was both surprised and delighted to learn I had been nominated for the award by UK Trade and Investment, and even more thrilled to actually receive such a prestigious accolade at last week’s ceremony. The recognition this brings is a positive reflection of the whole team performance at Global Immersion.”
He went on to praise the work of his team, who he said were equally responsible for Global Immersion’s success.
“I am honored to be working with, and supported by, such a team and look forward to leading them to achieve our international growth plans in the coming five years, ” Howe said.
Global Immersion was founded in 2007 in the wake of a management buyout led by Howe, who has had a varied career in the industry spanning 25 years.
Howe went on to praise government efforts to encourage SMEs at a ‘political level’ following Prime Minister David Cameron’s address in Moscow late last year where he spoke of Global Immersion’s contribution.
Cameron praised the company for their ‘cutting-edge’ work with Moscow Planetarium and described them as “a prime example of those businesses upholding credibility for the UK’s technology and creative industries in export markets.”