Announcement: Ecotile One Of Five Firms To Win TWO Queen’s Awards for Enterprise!
Bedfordshire based Ecotile Flooring Ltd are delighted to announce that we have been named the winner of two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise; the most prestigious business award in the UK which represents the highest accolade for business success.
Ecotile are one of five companies to receive not one, but TWO awards in 2017. We have received an award for outstanding achievement in Innovation & another for our contribution & accomplishments in International Trade. As winners of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, we will be visited by a Royal representative and presented with a commemorative trophy as a mark of our achievement! We will also be invited to a Royal reception at Buckingham Palace, hosted by Her Majesty The Queen.
Facts About The Queen’s Award For Enterprise:
- Established in 1965, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise celebrates the UK’s small and medium sized businesses.
- Only 167 businesses across the UK have been recognized for their contribution to international trade, innovation, sustainable development and promoting opportunity.
- Ecotile are one of only five firms who will receive two Queen’s Awards
- Entries are open as of today for the 2018 awards.
Established in 1996, Ecotile Flooring design, manufacture & supply sustainable interlocking tiles to many industrial & commercial businesses. We recently began a concerted push to grow our international business, which has proven to be very successful & export sales now account for over 40% of turnover.
CEO James Gedye said:
“To be awarded the Queen’s Award for both Innovation & International Trade is the ultimate accolade for Ecotile and something that makes me immensely proud of all the hard work, enthusiasm and commitment everyone at the company has put into growing the business from a one man business started in a North London bedroom into what we are now. A total and absolute commitment to ensuring the very best quality standards in everything we do and outstanding customer service has been the foundation of our success. The Queen’s Awards are an amazing achievement and will make a massive contribution towards growing the profile of the company and our ambitions to significantly increase our export sales.”
All of us here at Ecotile Flooring are so proud to be part of this wonderful award. You can learn more about the Queen’s Award for Enterprise here.
Lucinda O’Reilly, Exports & Marketing Director is an integral part of the team that has grown Ecotile Flooring in to the successful manufacturing business it is today. Over the last 20 years she has successfully employed her skills in sales and marketing to ensure Ecotile Flooring is recognised as the market leading manufacturer of PVC interlocking floor tiles. Lucinda’s love of travel means the Ecotile brand is dominant all over Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia and India.
To ensure compliance with export regulations Lucinda has gained accreditations from the Chamber of Commerce in Incoterms & Export Licence Controls and Export Procedures & Documentation and has completed the Institute of Export course on Incoterms 2020. She is a member of the Institute of Export, was a finalist in the Natwest Open to Export competition in 2018 and was instrumental in Ecotile Flooring winning a Queen’s Enterprise for International Trade in 2017. Lucinda has recently been interviewed by BBC News and Channel 4 News for her insights on Brexit and is an Export Champion for the Department for International Trade.