Fife Council Applauds International Trade Queen’s Award Winner

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Fife Council commends Babcock’s LGE business, which was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise (international trade category) 2021, on 5 October, 2021.

The awards are for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.

Pamela Stevenson, Service Manager, Economic Development, Fife Council, said: “This is fantastic news for Babcock, which already has a great enterprising culture and works closely with Fife Council across a range of projects to boost local skills and employment. The Queen’s Award is testament to the hard work and dedication of everyone at Babcock LGE.

“Many businesses in Fife show a real entrepreneurial spirit that continues to drive social mobility, as they strive to find new markets to export to and produce innovative products and services. The past year has been challenging for so many businesses – so it is more important than ever to mark the significant achievements and contributions businesses make to communities across Fife.”

Babcock LGE’s Managing Director, Neale Campbell, added: “The Queen’s Award is testament to the hard work and efforts of everyone at Babcock LGE. We are delighted to have been recognised for our outstanding growth in overseas sales over the last three years, and I’m really proud of everyone involved in this achievement.”

Winners will be invited to a Royal reception, presented with the award by one of The Queen’s representatives, are able to fly The Queen’s Awards flag at their main office and use the emblem on marketing materials, plus they will all be given a Grant of Appointment and commemorative crystal trophy.

The awards are valid for five years.

They were created following the recommendation of a committee chaired by The Duke of Edinburgh in 1965. The first awards, originally known as the Queen’s Awards to Industry, were made the following year.

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise is an awards programme for British businesses and other organisations who excel at international trade, innovation, sustainable development or promoting opportunity. They are the highest official UK awards for British businesses. The scheme was established as The Queen's Award to Industry by a royal warrant of 30 November 1965.

The Lord-Lieutenant of Fife, Robert Balfour, presented the award to Babcock LGE’s Managing Director, Neale Campbell.