Queen’s Award for International Trade

In April 2020, SafeLane Global was announced as a winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category. The pandemic put celebrations on hold, but finally we have taken receipt of the award from the Lord-Lieutenant of Herefordshire.

SafeLane Global Receives Prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise from the Lord-Lieutenant of Herefordshire

SUMMARY:

  • In 2020, SafeLane Global won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
  • Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Herefordshire, Mr. Edward Harley OBE, visited SafeLane Global’s Ross-on-Wye office to present the award to Chief Financial Officer, Rob Hunter.
  • The Queen’s Award was received in the International Trade category.

Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire based SafeLane Global (SafeLane) counters explosive and hazardous material threats.  It holds global expertise in the clearance of landmines and explosive remnants of war, including improvised explosive devices.  Its work on land and in marine environments creates safer spaces for clients and communities.  

On Monday the 13th of September 2021, SafeLane representatives welcomed Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Herefordshire, Mr. Edward Harley OBE, to their offices.  Mr. Edward Harley OBE presented SafeLane Global with the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category.

SafeLane Global - Queens Award.Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Herefordshire Mr Edward Harley OBE visiting SafeLane Global based at Phocle Business Park, Phocle Green, Nr. Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire.

The award was granted to SafeLane Global in 2020 for outstanding short-term growth in overseas sales over the last three years.  The pandemic put receipt of the award on hold until now.

About the Queen’s Award

The Queen’s Awards are globally recognised and are the most prestigious business award a company can win.  To win an award is a direct validation of the professionalism every single member of a company’s staff displays in their roles on a daily basis. 

SafeLane Global - Queens Award.Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Herefordshire Mr Edward Harley OBE visiting SafeLane Global based at Phocle Business Park, Phocle Green, Nr. Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire.

Lord-Lieutenant of Herefordshire visits SafeLane

The Lord-Lieutenant of Herefordshire, Mr. Edward Harley OBE, was greeted by Office Manager Julia Lythaby.  Thereafter, CFO Rob Hunter provided his party with an introduction to the group, before a presentation was given by International Operations Director Tekimiti Gilbert. 

Mr. Edward Harley OBE then met members of staff on a tour of the office before he was formally invited to present the award. 

Taking receipt of the Queen’s Award, Rob Hunter thanked The Lord-Lieutenant and his party, before paying tribute to those ultimately responsible for the win, his colleagues: This achievement is directly attributable to the professionalism displayed by every single member of the extended SafeLane family every day.  We could not have achieved our outstanding growth or advanced our reputation without you – you should all be proud of this achievement, because SafeLane could not have won it without you.” 

SafeLane Global - Queens Award.Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Herefordshire Mr Edward Harley OBE visiting SafeLane Global based at Phocle Business Park, Phocle Green, Nr. Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire.

Supporting Rob’s comments, in a video about the Queen’s Award, CEO Adam Ainsworth commented: “…when we discovered we had won, we were hugely surprised because we know how tough the competition is.  We have been impressed at how widely understood and acknowledged the Queen’s Award logo is around the world.  The people that make our company so great are proud to shout about this achievement.”

About SafeLane Global

As an end-to-end service provider, SafeLane delivers a range of projects across the globe to counter the threat of explosive hazards.  From live conflict zones in Africa and the Middle East to construction sites in Europe and the UK, SafeLane surveys, detects, identifies, protects, clears, mitigates, consults and trains to build safer communities across the globe.

It has been operational for over 30 years in 60 different nations, delivered in excess of 20,000 projects and currently has over 1,500 personnel and 120 detection and protection dogs on projects in 16 countries.

SafeLane Global - Queens Award.Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Herefordshire Mr Edward Harley OBE visiting SafeLane Global based at Phocle Business Park, Phocle Green, Nr. Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire.