STAFF at North East based Tracerco, part of the Johnson Matthey group, are celebrating after winning a second prestigious Queen's Award in only three years.
Tracerco, a global oil and gas service provider which also has an operational and commercial base in Aberdeen close to the UK's offshore industry, has been awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise 2005 in the International Trade category.
The award, which is given to only a small number of companies nationwide, is in recognition of outstanding export and growth in sales over the past three years.
Tracerco exports its range of products and services into all of the key oil, gas and petrochemical markets globally. In the past three years, it has exported to international markets such as Brazil, Nigeria, China, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the Middle East and throughout South East Asia.
Managing Director Andy Hurst said the award recognised the efforts of every single member of staff at Tracerco. “Winning the Queen's Award is a tremendous achievement - a royal seal of approval for our business and employees. It positions us as one of the top performing businesses in the UK and we will continue to strengthen our resources to develop further international sales.”
The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the UK's most prestigious awards for business performance. The awards are made each year by the Queen, on the advice of the Prime Minister and industry, commerce and the trade unions.
The award itself will be presented later in the year at Tracerco's headquarters by the Lord Lieutenant of Durham. Representatives from the company have also been invited to a winner's reception with the Queen at Buckingham Palace on July 12th this year.
The first of Tracerco's Queen's Awards came in 2003 in the Innovation Category for its multi award winning instrument; The TRACERCO ProfilerTM.
Tracerco has also participated in the Queen's Award for Enterprise 40th anniversary promotional video having been selected as a previous winner of a Queen's Award to represent the North East region. The video will be used as a marketing tool and shown to businesses across the UK to promote the Queen's Awards.