SCOTT WILSON WINS QUEENS AWARD FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE
21 April 2010
Scott Wilson Group plc, ("Scott Wilson" or "the Group"), a global integrated design and engineering consultancy for the built and natural environments, is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for International Trade 2010. This achievement recognizes the Group's exceptional geographic reach and a highly skilled work force around the world which has led to international revenue growth more than doubling over the last six years.
The Queen's Award for International Trade is the most prominent award for businesses that demonstrates substantial growth in overseas earnings and commercial success. The Queen makes the awards annually on the advice of the Prime Minister who is advised by representatives of the Government, industry, commerce and trade unions. The Awards are given solely on merit and competition is fierce.
Scott Wilson, headquartered in the UK, has a worldwide network of 80 offices and 6,000 employees. It works with some 2,800 clients in over 80 countries and has been operational internationally for 85 years.
International projects that the Group has worked on over the decades to date include Kai Tak Airport Hong Kong, Asian Institute of Technology Thailand, Mombasa Water Supply Scheme Kenya, MTR South Island Line Hong Kong, Haramain High Speed Rail Saudi Arabia, Colombo Port Expansion Sri Lanka and the recently announced Izmit Bay Crossing in Turkey.
Commenting on the award, Hugh Blackwood, Group Chief Executive, said: "It is an honour to receive the highly prestigious and internationally recognised Queen's Award. It is testimony to the talent and dedication of our staff around the world. In 2006 we made a conscious decision to grow, build and strengthen our unified international business and each year we continue to increase the proportion of our revenue earned outside the UK. We are now
well established in some of the world's...