Queen’s Award for precision business
SOUTHPORT precision engineering business Lattimer has secured the UK’s most celebrated business accolade after winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.
The firm manufactures complex component parts primarily for the glass container manufacturing industry.
The £12.2m turnover business underwent a rigorous assessment from the Queen’s Award Office involving a 10,000-word submission and financial vetting to prove “steep” year-on-year international sales growth over the past three years.
Senior management are now to attend a Royal reception at Buckingham Palace this month hosted by The Prince of Wales, where they will receive a Grant of Appointment.
Lattimer Holdings CEO Stephen Waterhouse said the achievement was only possible due to the immense effort of the company’s 114-strong workforce as well as past generations who had all contributed significantly to the firm’s success.
“It is a huge privilege and honour to receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise,” he said.
“It truly doesn’t get any more high-profile or prestigious than an official endorsement from Her Majesty the Queen. There is an enormous sense of pride and satisfaction among our entire team, who thoroughly deserve this acknowledgement.”
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