Naim Audio has received a Queen's Award for Enterprise – the second such Award the company has been given, and marking six years of continuous growth in export sales.
The Award, made in the International Trade category and marking HM The Queen's 84th birthday today, acknowledges Naim's increase in overseas sales in recent years, helped in no small part by the success of products such as the SuperNait, HDX and Nait XS.
The company says that export sales over the past six years "can be visualised as the distinctive and attractive Naim cartons reaching from the ground to a height of about two and a half times the height of Mount Everest".
Or indeed, about 180 times the height of the spire at Salisbury cathedral, close by the Naim factory.
The company first won a Queen's Award 25 years ago, and MD Paul Stephenson said of the latest honour that "We are extremely proud of our British design and engineering heritage and very pleased to representing the ‘Best of British industry' around the world.
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"This is the second time in 25 years the Queen's Award for Enterprise has been conferred upon Naim and it's a real motivator."
Naim is celebrating with a relaunch of its website, which went live today.