Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2022

Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2022Can you imagine? We are busy working at the IFTD exhibtion in the United States when we receive this officIal Government email :

"I am delighted to inform you that Her Majesty The Queen has approved the Prime Minister’s recommendation that your company should receive a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category this year."

"One representative from each winning organisation will be invited to attend a Reception at Buckingham Palace hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales."

We have been under a strict embargo until 21st April to be able to make this announcement and it has been very hard to keep this news quiet!

The team at Semperfli is absolutely delighted and thanks its worldwide partners for their massive support of its products and brand.

So What Does This Mean For You and For Semperfli?

Firstly we hope it gives you huge reassurance in us as a Company and brand.  

Now in its 56th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards Emblem for the next five years.  We have won the Queen’s Award for International Trade for Outstanding Short Term Growth in overseas sales over the last three years. 

The Queen's Award is the ultimate and most prestigious award a Company can be given.  It takes many months of submitting documentation with follow up assessments and even the Company accounts are audited to verify them before being short listed and then eventually being awarded with this distinguished accolade. 

Following on from this announcement;

  • we are invited to a Royal reception
  • we will be presented with the award at our office by one of the Queen's representatives, a Lord-Lieutenant
  • we can fly the Queen's Awards flag at our office and use the emblem on our marketing materials and communications
  • we are given a Grant of Appointment (an official certificate) and a commemorative crystal trophy
The award is valid for 5 years!

We sincerely hope you will be able to share this news with your customers, recognising the honour that has been bestowed on Semperfli and that it will instill even more faith in us.

We are committed to excellence ongoing. 

You can be even more proud of your Semperfli partnership!  

Why Did We Win This Prestigious Award?

Semperfli partners are truly global and range from New Zealand to Japan, throughout Europe and Scandinavia, South Africa and the Americas from Canada in the North to Argentina in the South. Semperfli’s USA market is showing huge growth which the company is very excited over.
To win a Queen’s Award for International Trade a company must export a minimum threshold which was not a problem for Semperfli..  Semperfli overseas sales grew by 240% in the three-year period with key markets including the United States, Canada, Scandinavia and France.

Ann Kitchener CEO of Semperfli said “This award is fantastic news for the Company and a great honour. We are immensely proud. It helps reinforce why Semperfli is different from other companies in our sector. With our four cornerstones of Innovation, Quality, Customer Service and Passion we have managed to generate International Trade accounting for over 92.65% of the company turnover.”

Ann further commented “To win the award in Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year is amazing news in such a special year for the UK. We are focused on extending and expanding further our product range and successes in the fly tying market."

Thank you for helping make this dream come true!


Semperfli Team