April 11, 2013

Leading Executive Search Firm Norman Broadbent to Sponsor the BritWeek UKTI Business Innovation Awards

LOS ANGELES — Norman Broadbent announces that it will be a key sponsor of BritWeek and its annual business competition and awards, run in conjunction with UK Trade & Investment. The global executive search firm which continues to grow its US presence on the West Coast sees innovation as paramount to business success and the people who drive it.

“The BritWeek UKTI Business Innovation Awards is a chance to celebrate excellence and innovation in business,” says BritWeek Executive Director, Lauren Stone. “Norman Broadbent is an ideal partner for such an event as they exemplify that motto and are also themselves a pivotal thread that support businesses both here in California and globally.”

Norman Broadbent supports businesses to achieve a competitive edge through the people it finds for its clients. Using a combination of consulting services, search, market intelligence, psychometric assessment of cultural fit and onboarding coaching, Norman Broadbent is able to guarantee the right people solution time after time. This is particularly attractive to clients who are suffering from the revolving door issues of talent hiring, where expensive hires don’t stick and recruiting fees sky rocket.

Sue O’Brien, CEO of Norman Broadbent, commented, “In its 30 year history, Norman Broadbent has continually supported innovative businesses progress from start up to grow up, which is one of the most complex periods in the evolution of a business.” The organization’s Managing Director for U.S. operations, Sally Drexler, added, “Staying close to innovation means we can best support competitive excellence for both startups and our blue chip global client base.”

The BritWeek UKTI Business Innovation Awards provide the chance to highlight and recognize innovative companies in five key categories of Technology, Design, Philanthropy, Service Provision, and Marketing & Communications. Winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Four Seasons Doheny on April 24, 2013.

About BritWeek
BritWeek is a nonprofit organization, started in Los Angeles in 2007 by Nigel Lythgoe and the then Consul General Bob Peirce, to highlight the creative fusion between the United Kingdom and California. BritWeek’s mission is to create greater awareness of the many ways in which Britain and California work closely together, and further build this relationship to advance business, the arts, and philanthropy in both of these thriving regions of the world.

Every spring BritWeek hosts a program of events that promotes British creativity, innovation and excellence in California across multiple categories including film & television, music, art, fashion, design, retail, sport, philanthropy, business and more. The events take place throughout Greater Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, and now also Miami! They attract support from thousands of people, including international celebrities as well as business and political leaders.

BritWeek’s philanthropic contributions have included fundraising for numerous charities, including Malaria No More, Save the Children, LA’s BEST and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and programs promoting children’s sports, children’s literacy and international professional internships. For more information visit

About Norman Broadbent
Norman Broadbent is a British listed business with global operations in North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Providing services to Fortune 500 businesses and start ups, the focus of the firm is in innovative talent solutions, particularly in the consumer digital innovation space. (

For more information, contact:
Caroline Graham, C4 Global Communications | 310.899.2727 |