We are absolutely delighted and honoured to announce that we, The Whisky Barrel, have won The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2019.
This award recognises The Whisky Barrel’s “outstanding continuous growth in overseas sales over the last 6 years”. As a small family owned and run business, we are truly thrilled to receive such prestigious recognition for our efforts. Established in 2007, we have positioned ourselves as one of the leading online business specialising in the retail of Scotch Whisky.
As a Scottish business, we are immensely proud to be involved with one of Scotland’s most recognisable and thriving industries:- scotch whisky. Working with our close network of suppliers, many of whom are similarly family owned and independent businesses, we strive to contribute to Scotland’s, and the UK’s international trade network. This award is a significant marker for the success of The Whisky Barrel. In addition highlights our fantastic customers both home and abroad. Thank you to all who have supported us.
About The Queen’s Awards For Enterprise
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the UK. The awards were fist established in 1965 and since then over 7,000 companies have achieved a Queen’s Awards.
The awards celebrate the success of exciting and innovative businesses which are leading the way with pioneering products or services, delivering impressive social mobility programmes or showing their commitment to excellent sustainable development practices.
This year 200 UK businesses have been recognised for their contribution to international trade, innovation, sustainable development and promoting opportunity. 6 of these businesses won double awards.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2019 include:
- 129 awards for international trade
- 60 awards for innovation
- 6 awards for sustainable development
- 5 awards for promoting opportunity.
Business as Normal…But With bigger Smiles
So, from a pokey wee whisky shop we have now received acclaim as an internationally successful and recognised business. With this success we will continue our commitment to provide our customers with the best selection of scotch whisky and single cask rum. Indeed, we have exciting plans afoot. As we continue to expand our selections of exclusive releases:- this award will mean we do so with a bigger smile on our faces.
Our sincerest thank you to all who have supported us over the years.
Applications for Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2020 open on the 1st May 2019.
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