A Yorkshire medtech company has been awarded the Queen’s Award – for the second time – in recognition of its export fuelled strategic growth.
Ed Anderson, the Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, presented the Queens’s Award for International Trade to Brandon Medical which designs, manufactures, installs and maintains medical equipment and systems for operating theatres and critical care units.
The milestone presentation marks the success of a major drive by the multi-award-winning Leeds company to develop new overseas markets, particularly in Asia-Pacific countries.
This has delivered a dramatic increase in exports – now accounting for over 50% of sales – that is spearheading an ambitious growth strategy which aims to increase turnover from £6 million to £21 million by 2021.
Brandon Medical Executive Chairman Graeme Hall said: “We aim to remain strong in the UK market because this is where our knowledge base is, but exports are the future of the business and crucial to achieving our growth targets.
“We have built a strong export team and an expanding network of distributors and are developing new product ranges specifically for our export markets. It’s a strategy that is working and we are delighted that our success has been recognised with a Queen’s Award.”
The company previously scooped a Queens’s Award for Innovation in 2011.