I’m delighted to announce that we’ve won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the international trade category. This is the UK’s most prestigious business award and is made every year to recognise successful British companies and organisations. What the judging panel look for in the international trade category is evidence of growing revenues over a period of six years, and we were able to demonstrate double digit growth in every one of those six years. The panel’s recommendations are approved by both the UK Prime Minister and Her Majesty the Queen. That’s some pretty serious backing for the work we do.
The growth that we have seen over the last few years would be the envy of any business, but what of course makes us doubly special is the impact that growth has on learners around the world. So for me the award is as much for our millions of learners as it is for the Cambridge English family. We have only achieved our success thanks to the collaboration we have with organisations like yours, so thank you for making the award possible.
This exciting news will be a great boost for our brand and reputation around the world and no doubt you’ll want to tell your own customers about this, which will be brilliant. Sadly, we are not allowed to provide you with a Queen’s Award logo for promotional purposes, but we will be producing marketing materials centrally that will bear the Queen’s Award logo which will be available shortly.
We will be officially presented with the award later in the year, so I will send you a photo then!
All the best
Chief Executive, Cambridge English