Firm fly­ing high with en­ter­prise ac­co­lade


ABUSINESS in­tel­li­gence con­sul­tancy has been given a sig­nif­i­cant award for en­ter­prise and in­ter­na­tional trade.

Anari Ltd, based at Gawsworth Busi­ness Court in North Rode, has been cho­sen as one of a se­lect few busi­nesses to re­ceive the 2016 Queen’s Award for En­ter­prise – the UK’s high­est ac­co­lade for busi­ness suc­cess.

Nigel Dow­den, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of the firm, ex­plained: “Our award is re­ceived for In­ter­na­tional Trade.

“This is in recog­ni­tion for us achiev­ing out­stand­ing growth in over­seas mar­kets, in­creas­ing our turnover from in­terna- tional cus­tomers more than six times in three years.

“Anari has de­vel­oped an in­no­va­tive soft­ware so­lu­tion that saves airlines con­sid­er­able money in the cost of dis­tribut­ing their prod­uct through travel agencies. It has been in­stalled in many far-flung places such as Aus­tralia, Rus­sia, Bangladesh, Fiji and Kenya.

“The com­pany has some of the world’s best airlines as cus­tomers in­clud­ing Vir­gin At­lantic, Qan­tas, Emi­rates and Aeroflot.”

He added: “It is a great hon­our to be recog­nised for this achieve­ment.

“Our staff’s com­mit­ment, in­no­va­tion and ex­per­tise has been fault­less, and it’s en­abled a small com­pany in ru­ral Cheshire to com­pete ef­fec­tively against much larger com­peti­tors on a world stage.

“We have dou­bled our staff over the last three years and are look­ing for­ward to that growth con­tin­u­ing in the near fu­ture.”

Anari Ltd is one of just 249 busi­nesses awarded a Queen’s Award this year.

Re­ceiv­ing the Queen’s Award means winners can also use the Queen’s Award em­blem in ad­ver­tis­ing, mar­ket­ing and on pack­ag­ing for a pe­riod of five years as a sym­bol of their qual­ity and suc­cess.

Andy Wol­sten­holme, chief so­lu­tion ar­chi­tect and di­rec­tor, said: “The abil­ity of our team to em­brace new tech­nol­ogy in de­liv­er­ing our airline so­lu­tions has been out­stand­ing and I’m proud to be part of what we have achieved.

“The whole com­pany will cel­e­brate this award.”

Anari will have a triple cel­e­bra­tion this year. Fol­low­ing on from the pre­sen­ta­tion of this award, com­pany rep­re­sen­ta­tives will at­tend a re­cep­tion at Buck­ing­ham Palace in July, and in Oc­to­ber the busi­ness will cel­e­brate its 10th an­niver­sary with its high­est ever an­nual turnover.

●● Anari di­rec­tors Nigel Dow­den and Andy Wol­sten­holme

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