In this report

The winners of the awards provide ample evidence of UK businesses’ ability to innovate and sell their wares around the world

Show of strength in global sales battle

The UK needs its exporters to fire on all cylinders

Christine Atkinson (left) and Ann Stonehouse
©Doug Moody Photography

Networkers raise confidence of women in business

Enterprise Promotion awards for Ann Stonehouse and Christine Atkinson

worker using a scanning device on machinery

Success stems from university links

OptaSense and High Voltage Partial Discharge both win two awards

Tissue Solutions exploits gap in market

Glasgow-based ‘virtual biobank’ rewarded for trade contribution

Bespoke service lifts Travel Counsellors

The Bolton-based travel agency has won an International Trade award

Aero Stanrew flies out of turbulence

Accreditation and training drive help surge in exports

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Doha

John McAslan builds on UK success

The London architects have designed projects from Africa to China


Darcast finds new strength in castings

The Smethwick-based crankshaft producer gains an Innovation award


Green ethos smooths path for Nikwax

East Sussex company wins Sustainable Development award

Full list of 2014 Queen’s Awards winners

Eight individuals and 162 businesses have been recognised