Pro audio mixer manufacturer, Allen & Heath, has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category. The honour has been granted for the company’s outstanding achievement in export growth between 2008 and 2011, with overseas earnings growing by 64%, along with growth in turnover and profit.
The award was presented to Allen & Heath staff at the company’s factory in Penryn, Cornwall, by Colonel Edward Bolitho, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall.
This is the second time the veteran Cornish manufacturer has won a Queen’s Award, having previously been recognised in 1995 in the same category.
“As a British company, we are thrilled to be recognised by the Queen’s Award Office once again. Since Allen & Heath’s inception in 1969, our goal has been to build a premium global brand, and the relationships we have formed with our distribution partners, which now number more than 80 across the globe, are key to our success,” comments Allen & Heath’s MD, Glenn Rogers. “Not only do we rely on this international network to spread the reach of the Allen & Heath brand but also to gather customer feedback, which influences our future product development.”
Allen & Heath started out providing mixing consoles for the bands Genesis, The Who and Pink Floyd. Now part of D&M Holdings Inc. Japan, its current portfolio covers a broad spectrum of the industry, with recent users including Adele, Morrissey, President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, XFM Radio, ESPN Sports, Sasha and Pete Tong.