April 2014, D3O receives Queen’s award


As a result of six years of unprecedented growth and strong export sales D3O celebrates being named a winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise – the UK’s highest accolade for business success. The company, whose sales grew 34% last year, hasbeen recognised for International Trade after demonstrating notjust growth in absolute sales, but also in the percentage it exports which has grown from 62% in 2007 to 88% in 2013. D3O’s branded ingredient technology is found in a wide range ofproducts and applications across 6 core markets (sports,industrial workwear, law enforcement and military, footwear,electronics and motorcycle protection in apparel). Commenting on the award CEO, Stuart Sawyer said "We are delighted to be recognised for our work and significant growth in exporting our technology, this comes at a very excitingtime for our company as we prepare to enter our next stage of growth. Continued international expansion is key to our strategy with over 40% of overseas sales currently being generated from North America. We remain committed to expanding both our technology and our footprint around the world, offering our patented, innovative, protective solutions to our customers. Momentum for the company continues to build, having been named National Champion in the European Business Awards for its helmet developments as part of the UKTI Award for Innovation and is now in the running, against the other European finalists, for the prestigious Ruban D’Honneur at the 2014 European Business Awards." For more information on the Queen’s Awards please visit:www.queensawards.org.uk