Subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group won its Queen’s Award for international trade.
Managing director Doug Whyte said: “Since inception, investing in the establishment of new territorial markets has been critical to Hydro Group’s vision.
“The launch of Hydro Group Asia and Hydro Group Systems has driven our international operations to the next level, resulting in on-the-ground client support, which has driven a significant increase in overseas business.
“This has allowed us to focus efforts on further international growth, and the past 24 months have seen Hydro Group successfully develop new strategic partnerships in Australia, Denmark, Turkey, Vietnam, China, the Philippines and Indonesia.
“To receive recognition in the form of a Queen’s Award is a succinct illustration of the commitment the Hydro Group team has brought to the company’s international ambitions; we accept the honour with the utmost appreciation and pride.”
The Bridge of Don-based company employs more than 100 full-time staff globally. It will be presented with a “grant of appointment” scroll by Aberdeen city’s lord lieutenant to mark the award, with representatives from the firm also attending a royal reception later in the year.
Announcing its award, along with the other 229 achieved by firms around Britain, Business Secretary Greg Clark said: “The UK has some of the most entrepreneurial and innovative minds in the world delivering jobs, growth and greater choice for consumers. I am proud to see a wealth of these businesses being recognised today.”