The sunyer familyowner of the GES Seguros Group, has been honored by the Madrid Family Business Association (ADEFAM) with the Business Family of the Year Award 2023.
The awards, which this year reach their fifth edition, are organized under the patronage of the Swiss bank Credit Suisse, founded more than 165 years ago and present in Spain for 31 years, offering the best personalized private banking solutions for the optimization of the assets of businessmen.
The award jury has recognized in this saga his tenacity and commitment to remain at the forefront of Grupo GES corporate governance for close to a century and to have known how to develop the business project with exclusively national capitall, without depending on multinationals or other financial entities.
The GES Group was fFounded in 1928 by Domingo Aldomá, great-grandfather of the current president, and located in 1945 its corporate headquarters in the Plaza de las Cortes, next to the Congress of Deputies. Currently, he is a national reference in the insurance sector and an example of regulated Corporate Governance and transparency.
The Group channels its social and solidarity activity through the Carlos Sunyer Foundation, founded in 2017, and focuses its attention on two main focuses: the social integration of people at risk of social exclusion and the promotion of volunteering in this field.
Likewise, the association that brings together family businesses in Madrid has distinguished with its special mentions the Atlas 2030 exoskeleton, by Marsi Bionics, in the section of the most innovative Madrid project; to the Rey Juan Carlos University, as an entity that has provided greater support to entrepreneurship in the Community of Madrid; to El Ganso, for leading the way towards sustainable business; and Casa Mira as the best centennial business in Madrid.
Most Innovative Project: Marsi Bionics Exoskeleton
the exoskeleton Atlas 2030from Marsi Bionics, is the first wearable exoskeleton on the market worldwide to help children walk who are unable to walk due to brain or spinal cord injuries or other neurological diseases, such as infantile cerebral palsy, muscular atrophy, muscular dystrophy and others. myopathies.
It was introduced in 2021 and has so far been clinically tested with great success in several studies and is currently used in three rehabilitation centers with excellent results. This innovative project with a high social impact is the work of Marsi-Bionics, an SME founded in 2013 as spin-off of the Center for Automation and Robotics (CAR), joint center of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) and the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), the latter entity that, since 2019, has been part of its shareholders.
Support for entrepreneurship: Rey Juan Carlos University
The Rey Juan Carlos University has been carrying out the program since 2014 URJCconfigured as a global ecosystem of reference, which supports the entrepreneur in all its phases: from the initial idea, through bureaucratic matters and to the completion of the project.
He currently manages the business incubators in Móstoles, Vicálvaro, Vallecas and Carabanchel; offer the Master Entrepreneurs URJC and the Resident Entrepreneur Program; and promotes the Explorer Program “Youth with ideas” in collaboration with Santander Universities and coordinated by the Santander International Entrepreneurship Center (CISE).
Sustainable business: El Ganso
El Ganso, distinguished in the sustainability section, is a chain of fashion clothing stores founded in 2006 in Madrid by the brothers Álvaro and Clemente Cebrián and present today in ten countries.
The company makes more than 80% of your collection with sustainably sourced materials and his intention to reach 100% in the near future. In addition, it has launched the Indigo Project, whose objective is to develop a 100% natural dye that is fully traceable and that also changes the paradigm of cultivation options in Extremadura.
Centennial business: Casa Mira
Casa Mira, a hundred-year-old business distinguished in this edition, was the first nougat shop in Madrid. It was founded in 1842 by Luis Mira, a master craftsman of Jijona nougat, and is an essential reference in the St. Jerome’s Race, halfway between the Cortes and the Puerta del Sol. The current “Successors of Luis Mira” are the sixth generation that descends through the direct line of the founder. It is currently run by his great-great-grandson.
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