One of Eastwood’s most successful and far-reaching companies has gained royal recognition by landing a prestigious accolade.
For Microlise Ltd has been presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, in the international trade category, to reward the firm’s outstanding results in exporting.
The Queen’s representative in Nottinghamshire, Sir John Peace, presented the award to Nadeem Raza, chief executive officer, at a special ceremony at the company’s global headquarters on Farrington Way, where it employs 320 staff.
Mr Raza said: “It is an honour to receive this award. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Microlise team for their efforts in helping us realise strong international growth over the last three years.
“We have been able to double net profit in export markets and continue to look to the future with optimisim.”
Microlise is one of the largest telematics and transport management solutions providers in Europe. Regarded as a pioneer in its field, it designs, develops and creates technology that captures data about vehicle usage to help customers reduce the fuel costs and environmental impact of their fleet operations.
A major business objective for the firm over the last three years has been to grow and sell directly to international customers. It is achieving this via new offices that have been established in France, India and Australia.
Microlise is also working with domestic customers to help them be more successful abroad. For example, it has delivered transport telematics services to Tesco in Thailand and to JCB operating in more than 180 countries. The company also works with two of Europe’s leading truck manufacturers, as well as the world-renowned Tata Motors in India.
The Queen’s Awards are the UK’s most valued business accolades, recognising and celebrating excellence. Microlise’s achievement is also a personal success for Mr Raza, who has worked at the company for 20 years, gaining experience in all elements of the business
The presentation ceremony took place in front of staff and special guests, who included the chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council, Coun Sue Saddington, the Mayor of Broxtowe, Coun Derek Burnett, and Eastwood councillor, Tony Harper.