The 2019 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

Our businesses are the voice of this great county, and we all know how hard everyone works to push forward and to carve out a successful business profile. So, when companies achieve great things, we want to shout about it. With several Norfolk businesses winning Queen's Awards this year; Liftshare, Snap-on and Panel Graphics; this is certainly something to shout about!

Now in its 53rd year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2019 recognises the innovation and services provided by British businesses to the local, national and international markets. The awards also highlight the hard work and focus of running a successful business too. With 200 national businesses receiving these awards- there are four categories;

  • International trade
  • Innovation
  • Sustainable growth
  • Promoting opportunity

Our member, Liftshare has won this year’s Queen's Award for Enterprise, which is great news! This is their second Queen’s award, winning their first back in 2008. To date Liftshare have helped their members to save 141,000 tonnes of CO2 and over £72, million in cost too. Wow, that is a lot of good environmental work, keep going! 

Liftshare’s CEO, Ali Clabburn, said of the recognition: “Winning the award in 2008 was a huge honour, but to have won it again 11 years later is a testament to the incredible work my team has done to help companies and individuals to travel more sustainably. We are constantly innovating to provide our clients with cutting edge technology, alongside proven behavioural change techniques to guarantee the schemes we implement are a success.  Working with our base of over 700 clients to help them change and improve the way their staff travel is so satisfying, and their success really is our success.  The bigger and better their schemes become, the larger our network grows.”

If you and your company could benefit from working Liftshare do get in touch.

Based in Kings Lynn, Snap-on is a leading manufacturer and supplier for automotive equipment and diagnostic platforms. Receiving two awards; Innovation Award and International Trade, Mark Ost General Manager for diagnostics and equipment at Snap-on, commented: “It is a true honour and privilege for our achievements here at Snap-on to be recognised with the rare and prestigious accolade of two separate Queen's Awards for Enterprise. Snap-on continues to grow in all markets at home and abroad and we will continue to work hard on bringing exciting new products and technologies to the markets we operate in as well as continuously demonstrating our commitment to innovation.”

Panel Graphic
Specialising in plastics that are layered with a special coating to make them non-reflective and easier to read. Panel Graphics supplies some of the largest and well-known brands such as Aston Martin, Lotus and other blue-chip companies. Managing Director Steve Earl commented on their success “Winning this prestigious award is a massive pat on the back for the whole Panel Graphics team, it also makes us realise the significant achievements the company has made in growing the business internationally by selling our highly innovative coatings and specialist plastic materials to some of the world’s biggest blue-chip organisations.”


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