STAFF at MVF are celebrating after Her Royal Highness, Elizabeth II, awarded it with the most prestigious official award for business in the UK.
MVF, in Kentish Town, London, is the UK’s fastest growing tech company and was one of only an elite group of companies recognised as a deserving winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.
CEO Titus Sharpe will visit Buckingham Palace to receive the award later on in the year and MVF will also be visited by a Royal representative. He said: “I am thrilled it has received this incredible award. Last year we were named the fastest growing tech company in the UK in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100, this year we made the top 50 small companies to work for in the UK, and now this.”
To qualify for the award MVF had to demonstrate a substantial and sustained increase in export earnings over three consecutive 12-month periods.
MVF works as a sophisticated online digital publisher with clever technology platforms that it applies to marketing to help its clients acquire more customers globally.
Business Secretary Vince Cable told the BBC: "Companies that are growing, innovating and championing UK business overseas deserve the recognition that these awards bestow."
This year 162 businesses have been recognised, with 110 winning awards for international trade; 39 for innovation and 13 for sustainable development.
The Queen's Awards for Enterprise is an awards programme for British businesses and other organizations who excel at international trade, innovation or sustainable development.
They are the highest official UK awards for British businesses. The scheme was established as The Queen's Award to Industry by a royal warrant of 30 November 1965, and individual categories have been known in the past as The Queen's Awards for Export, Export Achievement, Technology, Technological Achievement and Environmental Achievement. The scheme also includes an award for individuals, The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion.
The awards are conferred by the reigning British monarch on his or her birthday every year. For Her Majesty Elizabeth II this is 21 April.