Red carpet in Berlin

18. March 2024

Freundship Award 2024 the BCCG

Great station at the Brandenburg Gate! British Ambassador Jill Gallard and the British Chamber Of Commerce Germany (BCCG) jointly hosted the “Friendship Award” ceremony at DZ-Bank. This prize is intended to honor special services to British-German friendship. As a sponsor and supporter, SATELLITE OFFICE was in the front row.

This year, the Lifetime Award went posthumously to punk and fashion icon Dame Vivian Westwood. As a member of the Berlin Academy of Arts, she contributed a great deal to understanding, cooperation and understanding between the British and Germans. Her husband, the Tyrolean artist Andreas Kronthaler, accepted the award. In a cinematic retrospective, one could experience the great influence the inventor of punk had not only in the fashion world.

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Andreas Kronthaler, Tyrolean artist

The British painter, photo and video artist Tacita Dean was also delighted to receive the award – as a member of the Akademie der Künste.

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Photo and video artist Tacita Dean

Both artists have not only made a special effort to promote good relations between the two countries – their social commitment is at least as remarkable. Both are and have been committed worldwide to helping the weakest members of society and giving them a voice. An example by which society can be measured.

Among others, Minister of State for Culture Claudia Roth, Ambassador Jill Gallard, Senator for Culture Joe Chialo and fashion designer Anja Gockel recalled the importance of the honored ladies as laudators.

CEO Anita Gödiker gathered selected guests around the SATELLITE OFFICE table: Winemaker Maike Heil (Samus Gallus), style and beauty icon Laila Hamidi, art expert Petra Becker (International Art Bridge), coffee roaster Elisabeth Andraschko-Graf (Andraschko), photo artist Joseph Fischnaller, presenter and film producer Norbert Dobeleit (Lucky7even).

Presenter Mareille Höppner hosted the evening, Lets Dance juror Motsi Mabuse skillfully swung the hammer at the charity raffle.

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Style and beauty icon – Laila Hamidi, Lets Dance judge – Motsi Mabuse, Satellite Office CEO – Anita Gödiker
and Samus Gallus owner – Maike Heil

A successful evening full of highlights, great atmosphere and great networking opportunities.

Many thanks to the organizers!