El Puerto de Santa María, February 2020 | Yesterday, Spain’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 awards ceremony took place at Madrid’s Royal Tapestry Factory, and saw the Osborne Group receive the Family Business Award of Excellence. This achievement is recognition of Osborne’s long history, having led the way in the premium food and drink industry since 1772. Ignacio Osborne collected the award yesterday during a ceremony at which the Third Deputy Prime Minister of Spain and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, and the President of EY Spain, Federico Linares, were present.

During his speech, Federico Linares acknowledged the important work carried out by entrepreneurs in creating wealth and jobs in Spain. ‘Entrepreneurs play a fundamental role in terms of their commitment to progress and society, as well as the environment, sustainable growth and creating value for future generations. These are individuals who, using their talent and knowledge, are able to achieve success in a global and open world’, he explained.

Furthermore, the Third Deputy Prime Minister of Spain and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, noted that awards such as the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year ‘recognise certain qualities and characteristics, such as the well-being of employees, the diversity of senior management and aspects such as the trust of clients’. She then went on to highlight how ‘Spain’s business sector is fundamental for the country’s future’.

Ignacio Osborne – EY Entrepreneur Of The Year for Andalusia and Extremadura

Last November, Ignacio Osborne, President of the Osborne Group, was named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year for Andalusia and Extremadura, meaning he went on to represent these regions at the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards for Spain, which took place yesterday in Madrid. Ignacio was praised for his hard work at Osborne, a company which, since being founded in 1772, has focused on quality, innovation and internationalisation.

About Osborne

The Osborne Group has been leading the premium food and drink industry since being founded in 1772, with one clear goal – to make authentic products extraordinary. The company is the owner of internationally renowned brands such as Cinco Jotas 100% Iberian acorn-fed ham, Rioja Montecillo wine, Carlos I brandy and Nordés gin, to name but a few examples.

Its brands are currently present in more than 50 countries around the world. As well as producing and selling its own brands, the company also distributes leading third-party products in Spain, including Brockmans Gin, Russian Standard Vodka, Zubrowka Vodka, Flor de Caña rum, 100 Pipers Whisky, Passport Scotch Whisky and Disaronno.

Osborne is also the owner of the legendary Toro de Osborne, recognised around the world as being one of the most successful brands in the history of advertising. Since being founded, Osborne’s mission has been to bring authentic products to its customers and strive for excellence, something it has achieved thanks to its forward-looking philosophy and commitment (channelled through the work of the Osborne Foundation). Since 1772, the Osborne Group has been committed to the future and the company will continue to work hard to bring enjoyment and authentic experiences to its customers through its products.

For more information:

Ivan Llanza Ortiz, Osborne Corporate Communications Department. Telephone: 956 86 90 00