Focusrite awarded Queen’s Award for Enterprise
Focusrite have achieved the 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise and International Trade. A brand once only seen in professional recording studios are now available to everyone and are quickly becoming the primary choice for audio hobbyist and professionals around the globe. This will be the third time Focusrite have been awarded a Queen’s award having previously been recognised for ‘Innovation’ in 2008 and ‘International Trade’ in 2012.
Founder and executive chairman, Phil Dudderidge, commented: “This is a great recognition of the outstanding growth of our business over the past seven years, during which period group revenue has increased fivefold, with over 80% of our business now coming from international trade. I would like to acknowledge not only the supreme efforts of our staff in the UK and abroad but also our distribution and retail partners, and not least our hundreds of thousands of customers around the world who depend on Focusrite and Novation products in their music making.”
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise were established in 1965 and aim to recognise the highest levels of excellence in the categories of Innovation, International Trade and Sustainable Development. To receive the Award in the category of International Trade, Focusrite ‘showed a substantial and sustained increase in export earnings over three consecutive 12-month periods, to a level considered outstanding for the products and services concerned, and for the size of the organisation’.
Global marketing and sales director, Damian Hawley, added: “To receive this award for the second time in four years for our outstanding International Trade results is a real testament to the quality of our products and we are honoured to be recognised once again. We would like to thank our teams in the UK, Germany and the USA together with our Territory Managers for EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Asia-Pacific and Latin America. We would also like to acknowledge the exemplary work done by our global distribution partners, as well as all of our retail partners around the world for the significant level of support that they have shown the Focusrite, RedNet and Novation brands over the last few years.”
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