Celebrating Our 10 Year Anniversary Crowned With The Queen’s Award

This year we have a double celebration by receiving the Queen’s Award for International Trade and marking our 10 years of continuous growth.

Recognised for British Excellence, The Queen’s Award is the most prestigious business award in the UK and is awarded to those businesses with outstanding achievements, growth, and success in international trade. The awards were first established in 1965 and success like this only comes to a select few businesses each year with 226 organisations to have won an award this year.

Denny Maude, CEO, said, "We are greatly honoured and proud to have won the Queen's Award For Enterprise For International Trade. Amongst all the cherished awards we have won over the years for Exporting, Business, and E-commerce growth, winning the Queen’s Award has undoubtably been the most rewarding, one the team here at QBOL could not imagine achieving."

In 2015, we began our journey to exporting by attending the Passport to Export programme delivered by the Department of International Trade (DIT). The Leeds City Region Enterprise and Partnership (LEP) have greatly provided the business with many years of support, helping invest in digital growth, recruiting the right talent and company strategy.

We are constantly looking for ways to break barriers by encouraging women in engineering and employing new talent from Graduates and Apprenticeship schemes. Over 67% of our workforce are women, with an average age of 29. Year on year, the young, dynamic, and talented team continue to deliver record-breaking results.

"As we progress further into 2022, we are heavily investing in our strategy to help bring the vision of our company forward while focusing on delivering our mission to customers. With this in mind, we are expanding to a purpose build warehouse to cater for our growing team and facilitate our business development." commented Business Development Director, Simon Riley.

Congratulations to all the other businesses and organisations who have won a Queen’s Award this year and may your business continue to prosper.