SMI-LabHut Ltd has won the Queens Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category. Supplying sampling devices, accessories and consumables for the chromatography and dissolution markets, the company achieved continuous significant growth over 6 years and generated over 80% of it’s sales overseas. The 7 strong team, led by Mark and Sheila Wardle implemented a strategy of strong internet marketing together with a flexible and supportive approach to a distributor network resulting in sales in over 90 countries. Commenting on their success, Managing Director Mark Wardle said that they were honoured to be recognised in this way and that their success was directly attributable to a talented and loyal team who recognised that support and communication was the number one issue for the majority of their customers.
The Queen's Awards are the UK's most prestigious awards for business performance and are presented annually to a small number of outstanding companies who have achieved significant growth and exports in their sector.