Lakesmere Group Receives Queen's Award for Enterprise
Proud winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2015

Lakesmere Group Receives Queen's Award for Enterprise

The Lakesmere Group is today (21st April 2015) celebrating being named winners of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – the UK’s highest accolade for business success.

Lakesmere has received the award for business excellence and International Trade in recognition of outstanding business performance in the overseas construction market resulting in exports rising as a percentage of turnover from 1% to 30%.

Mark Davey, the Lakesmere Group’s chief executive officer comments: “I am so pleased and honoured that we have won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. This is fantastic recognition for all our people who have put in so much hard work, innovation and teamwork to make the business so successful. I cannot be more proud of this achievement. Thank you to our loyal clients and supply chain partners who have also made this success possible.”

Founded in 1993, Lakesmere has grown to employ around 900 people across the group with a current turnover in excess of £100m. The company’s impressive portfolio of projects includes the London Aquatics Centre and the recently opened National Graphene Institute in Manchester. After establishing a dedicated international division in 2009, Lakesmere has worked on a number of high-profile contracts, particularly in the Middle East and Asia market. Lakesmere is currently completing the company’s largest ever contract to date, a US$100m roofing contract for the King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Here, the Lakesmere team is engineering, manufacturing and installing some 350,000sqm of aluminium standing seam roofing, making it the world’s largest single roofing project.

Background Information:

Approximately 140 Queen’s Awards have been announced this year for outstanding business achievement in the fields of International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. The winners are announced annually on 21st April, the birthday of Her Majesty The Queen.

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious accolades for businesses and individuals in the United Kingdom. The entry process is rigorous and highly competitive, with a success rate of around 20% each year.

The judges commented “The company has shown a major achievement in winning work for some of the largest construction projects in the Middle East, and with the company now spreading into South East Asia, there would appear to be a positive outlook. It wins the Queen’s Award for International Trade for outstanding overseas earnings growth of 6400% over the last three years, resulting in exports rising as a percentage of turnover from 1% to 30%”.

Winners of The Queen’s Awards will also be invited to attend a special reception at Buckingham Palace later in the year. They 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.

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