Expert Market US has scooped the most prestigious award in the UK for business.
Her Royal Highness, Elizabeth II, awarded its parent company, London based MVF, with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.
CEO Titus Sharpe will visit Buckingham Palace to receive his award later on in the year and staff in the office will welcome a Royal visitor too.
Titus said: “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.”
Only a handful of companies in the UK are awarded with this elite award.
Winners are presented with a crystal bowl and are invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace.
They can use the Queen's Award emblem in advertising, marketing and on packaging for a period of five years, as a symbol of their quality and success.
To qualify for the award MVF had to demonstrate a substantial and sustained increase in export earnings over three consecutive 12-month periods, which Expert Market US played a key part in.
Expert Market Brand Manager Ian Wright said: "Expert Market is the leading B2B Marketplace in Europe and we help our clients like Fleetmatics, Pitney Bowes and RingCentral 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 is an awards programme for British businesses and other organizations who excel at international trade, innovation or sustainable development.
They 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.