Strata Products has received its Queen’s Award for Enterprise at a special ceremony attended by Sir John Peace, Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire.
The plastic products manufacturer was presented with a certificate and commemorative crystal bowl during Sir John’s visit to the factory, where he met members of staff as well as the senior management team.
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise – given to Strata Products in the category of International Trade – is the UK’s highest accolade for business success, given only to companies or individuals who are outstanding in their field.
The achievement reflects Strata Products’ performance in export sales, the majority of which go to Northern Europe: mainly France, Germany and the Benelux region. It won the Queen’s Award for International Trade for growth in overseas earnings of 132% over the last three years.
Based in Nottinghamshire and established in 1989, Strata Products manufactures a wide range of plastic consumer products for the home, office, garden and baby markets. The company is one of the UK’s major suppliers of watering cans, water butts, compost bins, decorative planters and growing accessories. Strata became part of the RPC Group, one of the world’s leading plastics design and engineering companies, in November 2015.
Sir John is pictured with Strata Products managing director Michael Ilsen (right) and sales director Jay Ilsen (left). Michael and Jay also attended a reception at Buckingham Palace, hosted by the Queen, for 2016 Queen’s Award recipients.
Sir John Peace, Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, is pictured with Strata Products managing director Michael Ilsen (right) and Sales Director Jay Ilsen (left)