For the second time in three years, Meech International has been conferred with the UK’s most prestigious award for business achievement: the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade. Achieving this standard again in such a short space of time confirms the company’s position as one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of static control, air technology and a range of systems that remove contamination from 2D and 3D objects.
Meech, which is
based in Witney, Oxfordshire, was granted the award
for a second time for its ‘outstanding achievement in export sales, having
continued to grow the business as a whole since 2008, with overall growth in overseas
sales reported of 63 percent’. This success is driven by a strategy that
focuses sales activity into geographic areas and market segments where the
company’s products can be differentiated over those of competitors, and where
the company can identify and build relationships with customers.
The Awards are made each year by the Queen, on the advice of the Prime
Minister, who is assisted by an Advisory Committee that includes
representatives of Government, industry and commerce, and the trade unions.
“I am absolutely delighted
that Meech has been selected for a Queen’s Award for the second time,” comments
Chris Francis, CEO. “This is testament to the hard work and dedication of our
staff in all regions, as well as our continuous product development. We endeavour
to keep at the cutting edge of the technologies in our segment, and invest year
on year in R&D to ensure that we can supply products internationally that
reflect the needs of our export markets. Winning this Award suggests that we
are doing something right,” he concludes.
The Queen's Awards
Office hosts a celebratory reception for the winners, with a congratulatory speech
usually given by a member of the Royal Family. The reception is held as near as
possible to the public announcement, which is made annually on the Queen's
personal birthday; April 21. At a separate ceremony, held later at the winner's
premises, a presentation is made by the Queen's representative, the Lord
Lieutenant of the County. The Awards are given solely on merit and competition
is fierce. The number of Awards presented each year is not pre-set and depends
on the quality of the applications received.
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