Three years after their first Queen’s Award for Enterprise presentation in 2012, Ancon Building Products received their second award on October 15th.
The 2015 Award for International Trade recognised Ancon’s success in growing sales across new and existing export markets. It follows the company’s previous Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for its Lockable Dowel.
The award was presented to Ancon by the Lord Lieutenant of Clwyd, Mr Henry George Fetherstonhaugh OBE, on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen.
The ceremony at the Deeside facility was attended by 36 employees who watched Ancon’s export team leader, Angela Reeve, accept the ceremonial scroll from the Lord Lieutenant. Her colleague, Lynn Forster, Deeside’s purchasing manager received the commemorative Queen’s Award crystal bowl on behalf of the company.
The Lord Lieutenant said: “Ancon represents the very best of British innovation and technology, and this dynamic company, which has trebled its exports in the last ten years, has led the way in its field.
“To win one award is pretty spectacular; to win two awards in three years is absolutely amazing.
“It is very gratifying to present this award here in Deeside, where Ancon provides 92 much needed jobs and I wish the company every continued success in the future.”
Stuart Maxwell, managing director, added: “It’s another very proud day for the Ancon business. We now hold Queen’s Awards for both Innovation and International Trade, confirming that we are successfully combining the development of market-specific solutions with effective worldwide distribution strategies. Our UK-manufactured products are now exported across the globe from the USA, Russia, throughout the far east and into the Asian pacific regions.
“Our outstanding achievements over the last few years are down to the knowledge, hard work and commitment of our employees, as well as our distributors around the world. My sincere thanks and congratulations go out to everyone.”
“With a number of major construction projects and new product launches in the pipeline, I am certain the business will continue to go from strength-to strength.”