Global training and leadership development specialist Primeast has received a Queen’s Award in International Trade for its trailblazing export achievements.
Bestowed each year by Her Majesty the Queen, the awards are acknowledged as the gold standard for businesses across all sectors and a global mark of excellence.
With headquarters in Harrogate, Primeast engages a 100-strong network comprising employees, facilitators and coaches operating from offices across the UK, USA, Czech Republic, and Southern Africa. They provide trusted facilitators and coaches who specialize in leadership, organisational change and teamwork, partnering with purposeful organisations and communities to create the conditions for sustainable improvement.
Launched in 1987, the company delivers customized training and consulting solutions to boost the performance of high profile clients including Cape plc, BASF, Novartis, Arqiva, M+W, Lloyd’s Register, National Grid, Maier Group, Atlas Copco and several major energy businesses. Primeast also works with the United Nations and its various agencies in Southern Africa.
Primeast MD Russell Evans said: “The last three years have been particularly transformational in terms of our development, and the Queen’s Award not only reinforces the collective commitment and collaboration of our global team, but also the breadth and depth of expertise we deliver across four continents. Two thirds of our turnover is attributed to export sales and we’re looking forward to the next three years as we roll out our strategy to expand into India, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific region.”
Wide ranging benefits of the award for Primeast include receiving a year’s membership of the Institute of Export (IOE), which enhances the export performance of the United Kingdom by setting and raising professional standards in international trade management and export practice via a comprehensive suite of education and training programmes.
IOE director general Lesley Batchelor OBE, who is on the judging panel of the International Trade category, commented: “Congratulations to Primeast on a well-deserved achievement. Winning a Queen’s Award provides worldwide recognition and shows that a company is outstanding in its field. This bodes well for their future too as 76% of previous winners reporting that the accolade brought added commercial value to their business.”
Primeast representatives will attend a reception at Buckingham Palace in July and the award itself will be presented at Primeast Headquarters later in the year by a representative of Her Majesty the Queen.