Winners of the 2014 Queen’s Award for Enterprise from the south east celebrated their success at a special event in London hosted by Lord Livingston.
UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) recently (7 July 2014) held an event to recognise the winners of the 2014 Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
15 winners attended the prestigious event at the Farmer’s Club in London. They were welcomed by Lord Livingston, Minister for Trade & Investment and UKTI South East director Lewis Scott.
Lord Livingston, Minister for Trade & Investment, said:
With the largest number of Queen’s Award winners in the country, the South East certainly has a lot to celebrate. This event provided a fantastic opportunity for me to speak to some of the region’s best exporters.
The event highlighted the support provided by UK Trade & Investment and UK Export Finance and I would encourage all companies interested in exporting to find out how government can help their business.
The attendees received information on how they can further increase their exports with the help of UKTI’s services.
Companies from the south east represented at the event included:
- Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd - increased exports to 45% of their turnover
- Leverton Clarke Ltd - increased their export sales
- Oxford Technologies Ltd - 501% growth in overseas earnings over the last 6 years
Lewis Scott, Regional Director of UKTI South East, said:
From a company selling rotary kilns to South America, to a firm supplying edible pulses to Africa, it’s clear that local companies really are blazing a trail for exporters across the South East.
I believe there are many more businesses in the area that are ready to sell overseas but who just need some help and guidance before taking the plunge, and UKTI are here to help them do just that.
Queen’s Awards for Enterprise
Winners of the Queen’s Award receive:
- a crystal bowl to mark their achievement by a Royal representative
- a grant of appointment signed by the Queen and Prime Minister
- an invite to attend a celebratory reception at Buckingham Palace.
- permission to use the Queen’s Award emblem in their advertising for 5 years
Find out more about previous winners and how to apply for the 2015 awards.
Book an appointment with an export adviser if you’re interested in developing your business overseas.