September 2012… …. Having won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2012 in the International Trade category, digital signage firm ONELAN received a visit from the Queen's representative The Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, Tim Stevenson, accompanied by one of his cadets, Harry Griffiths.
Following a tour of the premises and a short presentation from David Dalzell, ONELAN’s Founder and Managing Director, the Lord-Lieutenant enjoyed a buffet lunch provided by local company Absolute Delights. This was attended by ONELAN staff, and other dignitaries including the Chairman of Oxfordshire County Council, Don Seale, the Chairman of Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Adrian Shooter and the Chairman of South Oxfordshire District Council Councillor, Janet Carr.
The award takes pride of place in the company’s already considerable array of awards including a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category awarded in 2010.
The company wins the International Trade award for outstanding achievement in overseas sales growth with an increase in exports over the last three years of 295%. Export sales now represent 44% of the company’s sales turnover.
ONELAN’s export strategy is in part a result of the need to counterbalance the potential impact of the recession on the domestic and European markets of external influences.
Says David Dalzell, ONELAN’s Managing Director “We are of course delighted to receive a second Queen’s Award. We have recognised that our product is international and we have put great effort into promoting it overseas. Success comes sometimes from unlikely territories, but overall the international response has been very pleasing.”