Faced with challenging domestic trading conditions, all six awards are in the international trade category.
Plant Parts Ltd, established in 1996, manufactures and supplies spare parts for construction machinery – predominantly drive gearboxes and parts for Komatsu machines. A current holder of a Queen’s Award in International Trade, the company has increased its overseas sales by 76% over the last three years.
Stirling Lloyd Polychem specialises in high performance waterproofing and surfacing materials for the civil engineering, construction and highway maintenance markets. A first time Queen’s Award winner, this experienced exporter’s growth continues to be dominated by export sales that have grown by 98% over the last three years and now account for more than 60% of its total sales.
Hewson Consulting Engineers was only established in 2005 and is a first-time Queen’s Award winner. It delivers innovative bridge and civil structural design and construction engineering solutions throughout the world
First-time Queen’s Award winner Auger Torque Europe started trading in 1998. Founded by husband and wife team Alister and Wendy Rayner in Cheltenham, it specialises in earth drill, trenching and related attachments for construction equipment. It has grown its export sales by 135% over the last three years.
MW High Tech Projects UK Ltd is a subsidiary of M&W Germany GmbH. It is an engineering and construction company offering complete process and facility solutions. A first time Queen’s Award winner, the company has increased its export sales by 475% over the last three years.
There were two awards for Niftylift, manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). It was recognised for both international trade, having increased its overseas sales by 106% over the last three years, and for innovation, for its hybrid HR17 work platform.