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ACDC receives Queen's Award for Enterprise

Gareth and Louise Frankland (front) with the ACDC board

Gareth and Louise Frankland (front) with the ACDC board

ACDC has been named a winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2012.

The Lancashire-based company has been recognised after it recorded an overall growth in overseas earnings of 90 per cent over a three year period.

In addition to the UK, ACDC services export markets in Europe, the USA, Australia, the Far East, the Middle East and India and has been specified on prestigious projects such as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and some of the bridges on the Olympic Park in London.

The company, which has a network of over 60 distribution partners worldwide and a satellite office in Dubai, is set to open a London studio in Shoreditch later this year.

ACDC’s CEO, Gareth Frankland, said of the news: “To receive this prestigious award for our outstanding achievements in international trade is something we are all very proud of. This puts us amongst the most successful of UK businesses. The dedication of all our employees to ensuring we continue to meet our aim of producing the most innovative and industry-leading lighting solutions available is recognised with this award from the Queen and we look forward to an even brighter success in the future.”

The company will be presented with the Award and a Grant of Appointment by the Lord Lieutenant of the County of Lancashire at its HQ later in the year.

See a BBC report on the story here.

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