Redditch, UK: Oakland International has won two Queen’s Awards: one for Enterprise and one for International Trade and Sustainable Development 2017.
Dean Attwell, chief executive, Oakland International, said: “I’m absolutely delighted and honoured for Oakland to be a Queen’s Award winner; but to receive two Queen’s Awards is mind-blowing and is a fantastic endorsement for the great team we have operating within our business models here in the UK and abroad.
“I would like to thank our entire team for helping make this possible as winning is positive recognition of all their hard work and dedication. Winning the Queen’s Awards for International Trade and Sustainable Development is the greatest compliment and the ultimate acknowledgement as a UK business we can receive.”
Oakland International won the Queen’s Award for International Trade for Outstanding Short Term Growth for its support of overseas customers entering the UK market, doubling overseas sales growth and for its strategy and new market research.
Winning the award for Sustainable Development, Oakland’s goals regarding sustainable development and ten year strategy to become the first carbon-neutral business within its sector were acknowledged together with their commitment to building strong communities through their charity the Oakland Foundation, which supports local disadvantaged young people, and of their support for overseas communities.
In 2016 Oakland International was recognised as being a Top 100 Local Employer, amongst the UK’s 100 fastest growing private companies and ranked in the London Stock Exchange report as being in the Top 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain.
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the UK’s highest tribute of business success, awarded to businesses for outstanding achievement in one of four categories; innovation, international trade, sustainable development and for promoting opportunity through social mobility.
“The Oakland team is passionate about our core values of growth through sustainable innovation, for delivering value offerings, for our strong ethical stance and social conscience – these values sustain, invigorate and assist in our ability to grow in the UK, Ireland and Europe,” Attwell said.