Staff at Expert Market are celebrating after Her Royal Highness, Elizabeth II, awarded their parent company, MVF, with the most prestigious official award for businesses in the UK.
MVF, based in Kentish Town, London, is the UK’s fastest growing tech company and was one of only an elite group of companies recognised as a deserving winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.
CEO Titus Sharpe will visit Buckingham Palace to receive his award later on in the year.
He said: “I started MVF with four of my friends five years ago and I am thrilled it has received this incredible award. Last year we were named the fastest growing tech company in the UK in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100, this year we made the top 50 small companies to work for in the UK, and now this.”
To qualify for the award MVF had to demonstrate a substantial and sustained increase in export earnings over three consecutive 12-month periods.
Expert Market Brand Manager Ian said: “Expert Market is the leading B2B Marketplace in Europe and we help our clients break into new markets and increase their customer bases using digital marketing practises.
It is absolutely incredible that Expert Market has played a part in MVF scooping this amazing award.”
The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are part of an awards programme for British businesses and organizations who excel at international trade, innovation or sustainable development.
The Queen’s Awards are the highest official UK awards for British businesses. The scheme was established as The Queen's Award to Industry by a royal warrant of 30 November 1965, and individual categories have been known in the past as The Queen's Awards for Export, Export Achievement, Technology, Technological Achievement and Environmental Achievement. The scheme also includes an award for individuals, The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion.
The awards are conferred by the reigning British monarch on his or her birthday every year. For Her Majesty Elizabeth II this is 21 April.