Porvair has taken the Queen’s award for international trade in a ceremony which took place at the company’s Segensworth site.
Environmental Engineering editor, Jonathan Newell, was recently invited to attend celebrations which took place at filter and separation specialist, Porvair’s headquarters in Segensworth.
Having been given the Queen’s Award for its International Trade on the Queen’s birthday in April, the company now held a private ceremony in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen’s local representative, Nigel Atkinson Esq., the Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire. At the ceremony, the Lord-Lieutenant presented a Grant of Appointment and specially engraved crystal bowl to Porvair’s Managing Director, Tom Liddell.
Also at the company’s Segensworth site for the event were the Mayor and Mayoress of Fareham, Councillor Mike Ford and his wife Anne, as well as the MP for Fareham, Suella Fernandes, local and trade journalists and members of Porvair’s staff, who also attended a special winners’ reception at Buckingham Palace in July.
Porvair received its award due to its growth in foreign markets with consistent sales growth during the past three years with an increase of 140% since 2011. A large proportion of these exports result from sales to Asian countries for coal gasification filters as well as bioscience and nuclear industry filtration products in the USA. The company is also highly active in European industrial process markets.
Commenting on his company’s award success, Tom Liddell told us, “The last couple of years have been fantastic for Porvair with strong export sales for our UK-manufactured products. Receiving such recognition as the Queen’s Award has been the icing on the cake for us.”
The crystal bowl and certificate will take pride of place on display at Porvair’s Segensworth office and the staff will be able to use the prestigious Queen’s Award emblem for the next five years.
“The Award has already served to enhance our reputation at home and overseas and we believe it will continue to do so. This will help to put UK expertise on the map,” Tom Liddell continued.