Ian Dennis and Graham Boswell picked up the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade during a presentation at the company’s HQ in Stretham, Cambridgeshire.
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the highest official UK award for British business. In order to be considered for a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade, a company must show a substantial and sustained increase in export earnings over three consecutive 12-month periods, to a level which is outstanding for the products/services concerned and the size of the organisation.
Prism Media Products – parent company of Prism Sound, SADiE and Imerge – has experienced six years of sustained growth. Overseas sales have been more than doubled, with 66% of its sales now going to customers abroad. The company created ten new UK jobs during the Award period and has since employed a further nine staff in the UK.
The presentation to Dennis (in the full version on the homepage, pictured second from left) and Boswell (third from left) and Dennis was made by Hugh Duberly (right), Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire. South East Cambridgeshire MP Jim Paice (left) and Cambridgeshire County Council chief executive Mark Lloyd were also present.
“As Her Majesty’s representative, I would like to congratulate Prism Media Products on receiving this Award,” said Duberly. “This company is at the sharp end in terms of electronic engineering and what you do is enormously important to the ongoing success of UK PLC.”
Graham Boswell, sales director of Prism Media Products, commented: “This Award would not have been possible without the hard work and effort put in by our staff and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them. I’m really proud of them all.”
Prism Media Products is also continuing to make headway domestically, with Jim Paice revealing details of a major order from the BBC for the new SADiE 6 software. The BBC has ordered its first 50 licenses for its BBC North facility in Salford and has selected SADiE as the standard ‘Craft Editor’ for audio to complement its radio production and playout automation systems.