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AESSEAL lead Rotherham’s Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2011 winners

posted 21 Apr 2011, 04:37 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 21 Apr 2011, 04:38 ]
Rotherham-based engineering business AES Engineering - trading as AESSEAL are one of eleven Yorkshire businesses to have won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2011.

The annual awards are given for the "highest levels of excellence" demonstrated in categories including international trade, innovation and sustainable development.

This is the twelfth Queens Award that AESSEAL have secured since 1988 and comes after the company doubled its income from overseas sales in the past six years, to a point where around 75% of its current £104m sales is now exported to markets in over 100 countries.

Chief executive Jonathan Wilkinson said: “We at AESSEAL feel proud and privileged to associate our brand with the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. AES Engineering and its subsidiaries AESSEAL have previously won 11 Queen’s Awards since 1988. 

"In January 2011 I was promoted to the AES Engineering board. I am delighted that one of my first achievements has been to help ensure that AESSEAL can use the Queen’s Award emblem for a further 5 years."

AESSEAL were joined in the awards by another Rotherham based firm, Speciality Paperboard Containers Limited of Aldwarke Business Park. The company established in 2006 and employing 18 staff produces "direct fill" containers for the food processing and packaging industry. It wins the Award for the first time for its outstanding achievement in growing overseas sales by 261% over three years to a total of over £3m in that period.