Bronwen Horton, founder of the New Zealand Business Women’s Network in the UK, was named the 2013 UK New Zealander of the Year on Friday.
The award recognises the outstanding contribution that a New Zealand or British national has made in promoting the interests of New Zealand or New Zealanders in the UK and presenting a positive image of New Zealand.
Christchurch-born Horton, who was a finalist last year, also helped lead fundraising efforts for those who suffered in the Canterbury earthquakes.
She receives return flights for two to New Zealand.
In 2011 she travelled to Washington DC to receive an international award from the International Alliance for Women, one of just 100 to be recognised for furthering the economic empowerment of women.
Last year’s UK New Zealander of the Year winner was Kent Gardner. Other past winners include Terry Smith, Anna Hansen MBE, Esther Jessop, Ian Conrich, Tom and Susan Glynn, Peter Leslie, Dame Judith Mayhew Jonas, The Rt Hon Don McKinnon, Michael Campbell, the late Harry Mahon, Mark Todd and Peter Gordon.
Click here to listen to Glenn Williams (Radio Wammo) interview this year's finalists.