Multi-award-winning Leeds based business, Quality Bearings Online (QBOL) receives the Queen’s Award for International Trade as well as marking 10 years of continuous growth.
Recognised for British Excellence, The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is awarded to those businesses with outstanding achievements, growth, and success in international trade. Success like this only comes to a select few businesses each year, and Quality Bearings Online are 1 of 226 organisations to be recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise this year. Denny Maude, CEO at Quality Bearings Online, said, “We are greatly honoured and proud to have won a Queen’s Award For Enterprise For International Trade.
Amongst all the cherished awards we have won over the years for exporting, business, and e-commerce growth, winning the Queen’s Award has undoubtedly been the most rewarding, one the team here at QBOL could not imagine achieving.”
In 2015, Quality Bearings Online wanted to push its export journey to new levels by attending the Passport to Export programme delivered by the Department of International Trade (DIT). The Leeds City Region Enterprise and Partnership (LEP) also provided the business with support and funding to help accelerate the company’s strategy, digital growth, and recruit the right talent.
Quality Bearings Online is constantly looking for ways to break barriers by encouraging women in engineering and employing new talent from graduate and apprenticeship schemes. Over 67% of the workforce are women, with an average age of 29. The young, dynamic, and talented team continue to deliver record-breaking results over the past year.
Business Development Director, Simon Riley, commented, “Throughout 2022, we are heavily investing in our strategy to help bring the vision of our company forward while focusing on delivering our mission to customers. With this in mind, we have expanded to a purpose built warehouse to cater for our growing team and facilitate our business development.” Congratulations to all the other businesses and organisations who have won a Queen’s Award this year and may your business continue to prosper