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Queens award - highest official award for businesses - presented to SBD Automotive

2 October 2017

SBD Automotive has been formally presented with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise by Her Majesty The Queen’s representative, the Lord Lieutenant of Buckingham, Sir Henry Aubrey Fletcher. Receiving the award on behalf of SBD Automotive were the original founders of the company, David Bell, Gareth Jones, and David McClure.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the highest official UK awards for British businesses. Recipients are invited to Buckingham Palace to meet Her Majesty, and may use the Queen’s Award logo for 5 years.

As well as the staff, close friends and family, other distinguished guests included:

  • Mayor and Mayoress of Milton Keynes, David Hopkins and his wife Susan,
  • Deputy Chief Executive of SEMLEP, Hilary Chipping,
  • MP for Milton Keynes South, Iain Stewart,
  • Executive Assistant to the Chairman of Buckinghamshire County Council, Joseph Bradshaw.

David Bell, CEO of SBD Automotive, said “We would like to thank Her Majesty for recognising SBD Automotive with this award. It’s a great achievement which recognises the hard work of all our staff, and we feel proud to receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.”

SBD Automotive is a global consultancy firm specialising in automotive technologies. Now in our 20th year, our independent research, insight, and consultancy are helping vehicle manufacturers and their partners to create smarter, more secure, better connected, and increasingly autonomous cars.

Having built a reputation for robust data and expert advice, as well as an ability to attract and retain the industry’s most talented specialists, this year SBD Automotive earned a place on the Sunday Times SME Export Track 100 fastest growth companies in 2017, and received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise - a much-coveted award for outstanding achievement by UK companies.

Queens Award for SBD automotive

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