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Scientifica is delighted to announce that it has won a Queen's Award for Enterprise (International Trade 2012). This prestigious business award is given on the advice of the British Prime Minister, who is assisted by an advisory committee including representatives of government, industry and commerce.
The Queen's Award for Enterprise recognises the contribution that export has made to Scientifica's growth over recent years. Today, 70% of the company's business is achieved through overseas sales. The US is its biggest market, followed by France, Germany and the rest of Europe, but the company has also opened up new markets in the Asia Pacific region and is now successfully trading in China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Australasia.
"This Award is great news for us and we hope it will contribute to even more customers overseas choosing to buy our products," says Mark Johnson, Joint Managing Director of Scientifica. Since it was launched in 1997, Scientifica has grown from a small business to a company employing 61 people across two sites and its turnover has increased by more than 25% year-on-year for the past six years.
"We focus solely on providing products for the electrophysiology market, which gives our customers reassurance that we understand their requirements and have their best interests in mind," says David Rogerson, Joint Managing Director of Scientifica. "In addition, our engineering quality is universally regarded as excellent and the range we offer is comprehensive."
Export has been something that the team has focused on and developed in a strategic way with the help of a number of government initiatives, including 'Passport to Export' and 'Gateway to Global Growth'.
"The support we've received through these schemes has been invaluable," says Mark, who recently went on a fact-finding trip to India, following similar visits to Japan, China and the US. "Although our export sales have grown quickly and are continuing to do so, we've approached each new market in a structured and considered way."
The Scientifica team will be visiting London in due course to receive its Award from Her Majesty The Queen, following which, there will be a special presentation ceremony later in the year.
"The Queen's Award is a significant achievement for our company and it's something which our whole team has played a part in," says David. "We are very proud to be recognised for what we've achieved and what's really significant is the continued success and growth in export sales that we have achieved since we submitted our figures to the Awards committee."
For more information on the Queen's Awards, visit: www.queensawardsmagazine.com