Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade

21 April 2022

Special Quality Alloys Ltd are today celebrating the announcement that they will be honoured with the coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade, the UK’s highest accolade in recognising business excellence.

Specifically, this Award for International Trade recognises a 3-year period of continuous growth for the company in its non-UK business. Successfully supplying 29 countries around the world, overseas sales grew by 87% which accounted for 44% of the company’s total activity.

The awards celebrate the success of exciting and innovative businesses, which are leading the way with pioneering products or services, delivering impressive social mobility programmes or showing their commitment to excellent sustainable development practices.

This year, 226 Queen’s Awards have been announced nationally for outstanding business achievement in the fields of International Trade, Innovation, Sustainable Development and Promoting Opportunity (through Social Mobility).

SQA Managing Director, Benn Beardshaw said, “This is a fantastic achievement for the business to win this award and, one that I am very proud to receive. It is truly a recognition of the hard work of all our employees and their commitment to quality and service. I’m sure this will be a steppingstone to future success for the business across both the domestic and international markets.”  

Now in its 56th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards Emblem for the next five years.

Winners of The Queen’s Awards are invited to attend a Reception at Buckingham Palace later this year hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales.

For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise.