Aquapac has been honoured with another Queen's Award for Enterprise. This is our third Queen's Award in 29 years of business. We are chuffed to bits!
What's it all about then?
The Queen's Awards are the UK’s highest accolade for business success, honouring a select group of truly outstanding UK companies. Winning one is likened to receiving a "corporate knighthood". The awards are presented by The Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister, assisted by an advisory committee that includes representatives of government, industry and commerce, and the trade unions.
And of course, thank YOU!
Our previous award in 2007 was for Continuous Innovation. This time it's for International Trade in recognition of our outstanding export growth over the last three years. We owe it all to you, our customers, for buying lots and lots of Aquapacs!
In particular we owe it to our customers outside the UK. Seventy-five percent of our sales go overseas to more than 60 countries right across the globe. While over ninety percent of our manufacturing still takes place here in the UK.
Actually, it's more than just rapid sales growth. We submitted a detailed "Declaration of Corporate Responsibility" proving to the committee that we take very seriously staff welfare, environmental policy, customer service and our relationships with suppliers. We made the cut there, too.
Yes, we won the award, but we couldn't have done it without our customers. We'd like to thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts, for helping us win this wonderful accolade!
“We enjoyed working with Aquapac on a successful business partnership in summer 2011. They pushed the boat out to get a large order made during their busiest months. We congratulate Aquapac and we are delighted to have played a part in their winning of this prestigious award” Norman Wick, Sony Central & Southeast Europe