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Wincanton business wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2019

Tuesday 23 April 2019, 16:14
By Emma Harrison

Boxclever Press products on a mantelpiece with the Queen's Award for Enterprise emblem

We are thrilled to announce that Her Majesty The Queen has approved the Prime Minister's recommendation that Wincanton-based business Boxclever Press Ltd should receive the coveted Queen's Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category for 2019; the highest official UK award for British businesses.

The company has been recognised for its outstanding short-term growth in overseas sales during the last three years with an astonishing increase of 605%.

Only 201 businesses nationwide have been given this sought-after award which recognises businesses’ commitment to expanding international trade, and is a highly regarded global accolade to which past winners have attributed further business success overseas.

A prestigious ceremony will take place at Buckingham Palace on the 11th of June during which award-winners will be invited to meet with His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Business founder and Director Sarah Sadler and fellow Director and husband Kevin Sadler will be in attendance.

The Boxclever Press team

Boxclever Press, based in Wincanton, Somerset, designs and produces a unique range of organisational diaries, calendars, planners and accessories. Established in 2005 by mother of two young children, Sarah Sadler, with a budget of just £200, the company has grown from one person to a team of 19 with significant growth plans for 2019.

Products are sold globally both online and offline with renowned retailers including John Lewis and Waterstones stocking the brand since its inception.

“This means so much to us as a business and a family. It is such a fantastic recognition of our hard work. The future for paper is looking very strong and we are committed to ensuring that we remain at the forefront of this trend worldwide.”

 - Sarah Sadler, Managing Director, Boxclever Press Ltd

“Boxclever Press Ltd has achieved substantial growth over the last three years.”

“The brand is innovative and design-led and the company seeks to continually introduce new products. From its UK base, the company now sells internationally to Germany, France, Italy, Australia, Spain and the USA.”

 - The Queen’s Award Office

The internationally recognised seal of approval is awarded following a rigorous judging process in which businesses are required to prove their credibility to the judging panel. In addition to the royal ceremony, winners are awarded a commemorative crystal bowl and are entitled to fly the Queen’s Award flag at their business premises.

Later in the year, Royal representative, Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, Mrs Annie Maw, will visit the business head office to meet with employees of the company and to learn more about the company and its products.

To find out more about the awards, visit https://www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise.

You can read more from Sarah about her experience on the Boxclever Press blog.




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