President Engineering Group Ltd (PEGL), a manufacturer of specialist products to the industrial gas and energy industries worldwide, has collected its prestigious Queen’s Award for International Trade from Buckingham Palace.

PEGL’s Operations Director John Waddington attended with one of the company’s longest serving staff members, Charlie Bott, to collect its award.

Bott has worked for PEGL for 44 years and is currently the company’s Machine Shop Team Leader.

Mark Henley, Managing Director at PEGL, said, “We were so proud to find out that we had won the Queens Award for International Trade. All of our staff have played a part in our success and the award is testament to their dedication, expertise and professionalism.”

Henley added, “Charlie has made a significant contribution to the company over the past four and a half decades. He is an extremely valued member of our team and we were really pleased to be able to give him the opportunity to accept this prestigious award.”

PEGL is one of only 105 firms in the UK to achieve this prestigious accolade (for International Trade), which is due to its outstanding overseas sales growth over the last three years. The company, which generates 88% of its turnover from export, is made up of three businesses: Bestobell which manufactures valves for the industrial, marine and liquefied natural gas industries; Conflow, produces safety equipment for the mining industry and Bretby Gammatech, which designs and produces monitoring equipment for mining.

Achieving the prestigious Queens Awards for International Trade follows on from PEGL winning the ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ title in the national finals of the British Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Chamber Awards 2014.