Harrogate hygienic surfaces manufacturer cleans up with Queen’s Award

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BioClad Director Lindsay McKenzie, left, and his team celebrate winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise

BioClad, a Harrogate-based manufacturer, supplier and installer of hygienic cladding technology, is the first business of its kind to scoop a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade in this year’s honours.

The company said the accolade reinforces its reputation as a leading in revolutionising antimicrobial hygienic spaces in sectors such as healthcare, pharmaceutical and education.

The tribute also acknowledges how the manufacturer, which was launched in 2008 and employs 20 people, has marked a 2,000% growth in exporting since broadening its horizons into international trade in 2011.

Global sales account for 25% of BioClad’s £10 million current turnover – an increase of £1.5 million on last year.

Blazing an export trail in principal markets comprising Australia, Canada, India, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Mexico, BioClad has recently opened an Australian subsidiary in Perth and is poised to enter European markets.

Founder and Director Lindsay McKenzie said: “This globally-recognised and highly respected seal of approval is a powerful endorsement of our successful strategy in harnessing the wealth of international trade opportunities while successfully delivering wide-ranging domestic commissions. An enormous ‘thank you’ to our talented and committed team for being instrumental in making this happen.

“With the global flooring market predicted to be worth $300 billion by 2020, and no other company producing this type of antimicrobial surface, the world is literally our oyster as we embark on the next stage of our journey.”