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Queen’s Awards for Prism Media Products, DiGiCo

Two pro-audio mainstays - DiGiCo and Prism Sound/SADiE parent company Prism Media Products - have been named as recipients of the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category.

Prism Media Products – the Prism Sound, SADiE and Imerge brand owner – and DiGiCo have both been selected to receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade, recognising sustained growth of export earnings in recent years.

Constituting the highest official UK award for British business, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise is bestowed following the advice of the Prime Minister and his Advisory Committee, which comprises leading individuals from industry, commerce, trade unions and Government.

Graham Boswell (pictured), sales director of Prism Media Products, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to have been chosen as a recipient of this prestigious award. 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 and services concerned, and for the size of the organisation.

“Prism Media Products Ltd certainly fulfils this brief. We have experienced six years of sustained sales growth and have more than doubled overseas sales, with 66% of our sales now going to customers abroad.”

The company is supported by 120 foreign dealers and its sister company in the USA, which is headquartered in New Jersey and recently opened an office in California. Prism Media Products Limited created 10 new UK jobs during the Award period and has since employed a further nine staff in the UK.

“It is heartening to see our efforts recognised by the Queen, the Government and the wider business community,” added Boswell. “We are very proud of our achievements and, despite the difficult economic climate, we have real confidence in the future thanks to the determination and dedication of our staff and the quality and integrity of our expanding product range.”

For DiGiCo, the new award follows an earlier trophy, in 2005, in the Innovation category. The current award has been granted for almost doubling its overseas earnings and exporting the vast majority of its products since its incorporation in 2002.

DiGiCo managing director James Gordon commented: “As a UK company, manufacturing in the UK, it’s especially gratifying and significant to be recognised by Buckingham Palace and the board of the Queen’s Award Office in this way. It’s testament to the strength of the DiGiCo team and to all our international partners, who have worked extremely hard to help us achieve that. We couldn’t have done it without them.

“We’ve worked very hard to ensure that our products satisfy the needs of the engineer, and that we provide excellent after-sales service. Again, this is testament to our international distribution partners, who offer the same high quality of training and support to their customers as we do directly at DiGiCo.”