Royal honour for overseas trade

DEEP Sea Electronics as won one of Britain’s most sought after business performance accolades after receiving a Queen’s Award.

The Queen has approved the Prime Minister’s recommendation that a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category be presented to the Hunmanby based business.

Deep Sea Electronics, which employs 103 people, has been designing and manufacturing specialist electronic control equipment for the standby power industry for more than 35 years.

The company has achieved continual growth in its markets for the last six years, year on year and is now exporting more than £12 million worth of products worldwide.

David Thomson, Sales and Marketing director said; “The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are widely recognised as the UK’s most prestigious awards for business performance.

“Over the last few years we have made real progress in overseas markets due to the innovative design of our products.

“Winning the award for the first time is a fantastic achievement for us and recognises the contribution of the whole workforce to the business.

“We are extremely proud of our employees and their commitment to the company and this award is the ultimate recognition of the team spirit we have within our organisation.”

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise recognise outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of Innovation, International Trade and Sustainable Development.

The awards are made annually by the Queen, and are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category.

They are judged to a demanding level and winners receive a number of benefits and worldwide recognition.

A report from organisers of the award states: “Deep Sea Electronics manufactures and supplies electronic control solutions for standby power generators and engines; its products include automatic start controllers, auto mains failure controllers, battery chargers and peripheral devices.

“It started trading in 1975 and is winning the award for trebling its overseas earnings in six years of sustained growth, to more than £15 million per annum and selling more than 70 per cent of its output overseas.

“This outstanding performance has been achieved deploying a network of 40 distributors, selling its products in 120 countries and increasing its technical abilities through its marketing and research and development efforts.”

From its Hunmanby base, Deep Sea Electronics manufactures in excess of 300,000 control modules per year and its products are supplied to more than 120 countries, including key European, Middle East and Far East markets.