An accolade for the founder of the Block Group
The 2017 Hamburg founder prize goes to Eugen Block, the hospitality businessman and gastronomic pioneer and thus to one of the great personalities of this industry. Co-winners in 2017 are the technology start-up Breeze Technologies and the telecommunications company willy.tel. The awards initiated by Hamburger Sparkasse and Hamburger Abendblatt given for the 16th time in the new entrepreneur, achiever and lifetime achievement categories were awarded on the occasion of a gala event on 11th September in the fish auction hall. Eugen Block received the prize in the lifetime achievement category, and the laudatory speech was made by Olaf Scholz, the 1st Mayor of Hamburg.