The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade has been presented to Porvair Filtration Group.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise provide an opportunity to celebrate and encourage excellence in UK business; given only to companies or individuals who are outstanding in their field, they recognise achievements across three categories: international trade, sustainable development, and innovation.
A recommendation is made to the Prime Minister’s Advisory Committee by a separate judging panel for each category. The Queen then decides the winners after the committee has made its final recommendations.
This award had been made in recognition of Porvair’s substantial growth in overseas business, achieving increased year-on-year growth in sales of exported products over the past three years. Since 2011, the company has seen its export sales rise by 140%, amounting to 69% of its total sales from its UK operations.
The company’s success in markets such as coal gasification in Asia, Bioscience and Nuclear in the USA and general industrial process filtration in Europe have contributed to Tthe significant increase in export.
Porvair’s Managing Director, Tom Liddell said: “It is an honour for our company to receive this award and to be recognised for our success in exporting our products manufactured in the UK. Whilst growing international business can be challenging, we have found a significant appetite for quality products manufactured by our skilled and dedicated staff in the UK.
“We believe the award represents a significant milestone for the business, one that will serve to enhance our reputation at home and overseas. We anticipate further, sustainable growth in the years to come.”
Two Porvair representatives will be invited to attend a special reception at Buckingham Palace on 14 July. The presentation of a Grant of Appointment, symbolised by a crystal bowl, will also take place at Porvair’s Head Office later in the year.
Adapted from press release by Joseph Green
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