We are very proud to announce that British Corner Shop has won a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade!
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2016
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is awarded to UK businesses that have performed to a high degree. Not only is the International Trade award given to businesses for export achievements, but it also takes into account impact of the business operations on society, the environment, and also relations with employees and customers.
Our export activity over the past few years has seen such a large volume of growth that we have been recognised by the Queen’s Award, who are now in their 50th year. To say that we are chuffed is an understatement!
Peter Howarth, the Technical Director for British Corner Shop, says: “We are delighted that British Corner Shop has received the Queens Award for Enterprise. To receive such a prestigious award is a real testament to the hard work that the whole team have put in over the last decade, delivering a fantastic and unique service that British expats around the world have come to rely upon. ”
With a combination of hard-work, experienced team members, fully integrated e-commerce infrastructures, efficient supply chains and leading edge technology, we have increased our turnover whilst retaining top customer service and quality of service.
We deliver to 138 countries worldwide and have seen large growth in the overseas markets. Europe has always been a strong customer base for us, but in recent years the US and China have really come leaps and bounds! It sure is exciting times for us.
Based on current estimates that there are in excess of 5 million British expats, we estimate we have achieved approx. 3% – 4% market penetration as we currently have over 150,000 customers. With the platforms in place and the tremendous growth resulting thus far, we are focused on doubling our market share within the next two years.
2016 is really off to an exciting start for us and we are keen to see what the future holds for us. We’d like to say a big thank you to all our customers who have helped us get to where we are today – we will continue to serve you and help export British happiness to wherever you may be in the world!
From, the team at British Corner Shop