Catering equipment supplier Nisbets has been awarded a highly prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise, for International Trade.
Originally formed in Bristol in 1983, Nisbets trades in 100 countries worldwide and has direct sales operations in nine territories including Ireland, The Netherlands, France, Spain and Australia and 35 retail outlets around the world.
Total export sales have grown by 205% since 2010, with the company recording overall sales of £255m for its last fiscal year.
Andrew Nisbet, chairman and founder of Nisbets, said the business was delighted to receive such a prestigious award.
“To be awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise is a great honour and a huge tribute to the work of Nisbets colleagues worldwide,” he said. “Our philosophy around the globe is exactly the same of that in the UK: to provide high quality equipment, at an affordable price, with next day delivery and exceptional customer service. As a result, Nisbets is a one-stop shop for catering professionals. I am extremely proud that we have been selected for this award, and pay tribute to the continuous hard work of the entire team.”
The award entitles Nisbets to use the Queen’s Award emblem for five years in recognition of their achievement. The award will formally be presented by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh later this year.
Nisbets is one of the UK’s largest suppliers of catering equipment with more than 25,000 products available from brands such as Buffalo, Polar, Vogue, Waring and Chef Works.