Cumbrian manufacturer Clark Door Ltd has been awarded The Queen’s Award for International Trade 2020. The prestigious Queen’s Awards are widely considered as the highest honour for outstanding achievement by UK businesses.
Clark Door Ltd is an independent company whose specialist doors are manufactured in Carlisle, Cumbria for projects throughout the UK and exported around the world. A market leader in design, manufacture, installation and service of special purpose door systems, the company employs 95 people and enjoys an excellent reputation for manufacturing high quality, well-engineered, custom doors. Winning in the category of International Trade is a tremendous endorsement of Clark Door’s commitment to its international markets.
Exporting to 45 countries worldwide, Clark Door has achieved year on year growth in its exports since Andrew Ashley, Managing Director, joined the family-owned business in 2007. The company works with some of the world’s most eminent architects to develop new and innovative doors for projects around the globe including our independently laboratory tested and accredited sound proof acoustic and fire doors. Recent projects include DAICEC, Mumbai, India; King Abdul-Aziz Center for World Culture, Damam, Saudi Arabia; and the New National Museum, Oslo, Norway.
On winning the award, Andrew Ashley, said: “We at Clark Door are immensely proud to have won The Queen’s Award for International Trade. Working across the globe with products that push the boundaries technically can be a challenge with the need to meet local standards. Our engineering team has risen to these challenges and worked extremely hard to provide high performance door solutions to prestigious projects such as The Shed, Hudson Yards, New York and Royal Opera House, Muscat, Oman. It is an honour to receive this esteemed award, widely recognised as one of the UK’s most coveted business awards. I am sure this success will help us further raise awareness of our high quality, British engineered door solutions around the world.
“Whilst the last month has been a challenging time for many, this great news could perhaps not come at a better time. For our staff, suppliers, customers and local community, I hope this news will give us all a significant boost.”