Inspecs Is the Winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2020

By
More Images
BATH, England—Inspecs Group PLC, a Bath-based designer, manufacturer and distributor of eyewear frames to global retailers, has won the Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade for Outstanding Short-Term Growth in overseas sales over the last three years. This marks the second time that Inspecs has won this award, which it first won in 2007. This award also follows the company’s successful IPO on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM in February. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise recognize and celebrate business excellence across the U.K., and are among the most prestigious awards for U.K. businesses to win.

In an announcement, Inspecs said, "Winning the award for International Trade for the second time highlights the Group’s global network and its vision of providing the highest standard of design and manufacturing of eyewear products to consumers across the globe."


Robin Totterman.

Inspecs produces large volume, high quality eyewear in-house. It has operations in the U.K., Portugal, Scandinavia, the U.S. and China, including Hong Kong, Macau and Shenzhen. It also owns manufacturing facilities in Vietnam, China, London and Italy. In addition, Inspecs exports to over 80 countries in five continents through a network of distributors, direct supply and subsidiaries. Its top four international markets are the U.S., Germany, France and the Netherlands. Over the past three years, the company said overseas sales have grown from annual sales of £14.2m ($17.4m) to £38.1m ($46.7m), which is a total growth of 168.0 percent.

Robin Totterman, CEO and founder of Inspecs said, “I am absolutely thrilled that Inspecs has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade once again, an amazing achievement considering we started the business out of my railway cottage in Battersea in 1988. Today, we are celebrating the company’s success as a global business. This award acknowledges our stellar international growth whilst cementing our vision to provide the highest standard of design and manufacturing of eyewear products to consumers across the globe. I wish to thank the Queen’s Award panel for recognizing us, as well as our great team, who have been instrumental in building such a successful business.”

Inspecs will receive the award at a reception at Buckingham Palace this summer, where a member of the Royal Family will be present.