Performance vehicle manufacturer Jaguar has been named a winner in the prestigious Walpole Awards for Excellence 2012.

The company picked up the accolade for British Luxury Brand Overseas, with the marque showing outstanding success in terms of marketing and sales during the last 12 months, as well as putting on a number of special events.

Delivering more than £2 billion in sales during 2011/12, the company took top prize this year following the voting of 60 expert judges.

Jaguar global brand director Adrian Hallmark said: "Our thanks to Walpole for this fantastic award, and recognition for the great strides our brand is making in the global luxury car market. 

"The current Jaguar product range is our strongest ever, with every car espousing our core values of seductive design, innovative technology and sporting performance."

Furthermore, Jaguar Land Rover's design director and chief creative officer Gerry McGovern was honoured with the individual British Luxury Design Talent award.

He stated that it was a true honour to be recognised with this decoration, but added that the design process is a collaborative endeavour and therefore the prize should also be shared with the many individuals who come together to form the Jaguar design team.

Previous winners of the prestigious prize have included Alexander McQueen, Victoria Beckham and the Royal Opera House, with the honour bestowed upon those organisations and individuals that have helped to export British luxury products across the globe.

A gala awards ceremony took place in London last night (November 19th) where the winners in ten categories were announced.

Earlier this month, Jaguar unveiled its new F-Type model to UK fans of the marque at the annual Lord Mayor's Show in London.

More than 500,000 lined the streets of the capital to witness the debut of the iconic vehicle, with the car driven by Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis and flanked by two classic Jaguar E-Types.

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Posted by Mark Thompson

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