Aitken Spence PLC (Scottish pronunciation:/eɪɪtkinˈspɛns/, Sinhalese: එයිට්කින් ස්පෙන්ස්, Tamil: எய்ட்கின் ஸ்பென்ஸ்) is a Sri Lankan blue chip conglomerate with operations in South Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Pacific. Listed in the Colombo Stock Exchange since 1983, it has major interests in hotels, travel, maritime services, logistics and power generation. The group also has a significant presence in plantations, financial services, IT, BPO/KPO sector, printing, elevator agency services, garments, and property development.Aitken Spence has been recognised by Forbes as one of the most successful publicly traded companies with annual sales under US$1 billion outside of the United States, for three consecutive years. In 2012, Aitken Spence was adjudged the top winner of the Best Corporate Citizen Award 2012 presented by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. The Company is one of the first signatories to the UN’s Global Compact in Sri Lanka.