The Portmeirion Group has been presented with the Queen's Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade.
It was presented by Sir James Hawley KCVO, TD, JP, the Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, on behalf of Her Majesty, The Queen. The presentation took place at Portmeirion Group's London Road headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent.
The prestigious award, consisting of a Grant of Appointment, recognises the company's substantial growth in overseas earnings and its achievement in international trade over the last three years.
Michael Haynes, managing director, Portmeirion Group commented: "We are extremely honoured to have received such a prestigious award. As the highest official UK award for British businesses, it is testament to the hard work and commitment of our staff. The award exemplifies our international strategy of focusing on core growth markets and adapting our distribution and marketing to fit different local regions. This is an incredibly exciting time for the group. Following last year's 50th anniversary, the acquisition of Spode and Royal Worcester and record turnover now in excess of £50 million, this award is a credit and an honour to the business."
Bucking the trend for overseas production, Portmeirion Group has grown its manufacturing in the UK and its Stoke-on-Trent factory is producing at its highest ever levels, the company reports.
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Pictured are from left to right - Michael Haynes, Managing Director, Portmeirion Group, Sir James Hawley KCVO, TD, JP, the Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire and Lawrence Bryan, CEO of Portmeirion Group
Posted: 22 March 2019