During the ceremony, the president of Navarra, Ms. Uxue Barkos, justified delivering the award due to the "impressive activity of MTorres industrial group that has always benefited Navarra through the entrepreneurial impulse maintained throughout a lifetime of effort and dedication as Manuel Torres has done ".
Each of the nine winners evaluated their careers and made an assessment of Navarra from their different professional fields. Manuel Torres focused his speech on the demanding of "the values in our modern society" as they are "one of the best assets for competitiveness and survival of businesses."
The Cross of King Charles III Noble of Navarre
Since 1997, the Government of Navarra awards every year with this distinction as a public recognition to people and organizations that have made an outstanding contribution to the progress of the society of Navarre or due to their international promotion of our county.
The award takes the name of King Charles III the Noble, a monarch who stood out among all the kings of Navarre for its peaceful and conciliatory nature, for its initiatives supporting our culture and art, and the establishment of peaceful relations and friendship with other European courts.
This award consists of an enameled cross on which reproduces the seated statue of King Charles III contained in the royal stamp preserved in the General Archive of Navarre, surrounded by the legend "Karolus regis navarre". On the reverse is the shield of Navarre on the term "County of Navarre" and the legend "Cross of Charles III the Noble of Navarre".