Second royal accolade for Penta Consulting
The Queen’s Award is the UK’s highest accolade for business success and is awarded by the Queen, on the advice of the Prime Minister.
In his presentation Major Goodwin congratulated everyone at Penta for their achievement and for being one of just 20 companies in the whole of greater London to have won this prestigious award. He cited Penta’s overseas earnings and commercial success as outstanding and echoed Business Secretary Vince Cable’s comments that companies such as Penta that are growing, innovating and championing UK business overseas deserve the recognition that these awards bestow.
Based in Wallington, Surrey, Penta supplies highly skilled technical staff to over 90% of the telecommunications industry worldwide and has received the Award in the International Trade category, in recognition of having achieved increased year-on-year international business growth and the way the company has embraced and delivered innovation in a fiercely competitive market.
Paul Clark, CEO and co-founder of Penta said. “It is a remarkable honour for us all to be celebrating a Queen’s Award for the second time and it’s tremendous recognition for the outstanding team working at Penta both here in the UK and overseas. As a relatively small company with 80 staff we are extremely proud to be flying the flag for UK business all over the world, particularly in the emerging markets and helping to boost the UK economy. It also shows that we are on the right track in terms of our business strategy and customer focus.
Along with all our contractors across the world, our head office team in Wallington take great pride in the quality of service we offer our clients, and this award is also testament to their hard work and dedication. We are grateful to our customers, candidates and our staff for making Penta such a success both in the UK and internationally.”
Penta Consulting (www.pentaconsulting.com), based in Wallington, Surrey is the UK’s number one global IT and Telecommunications staffing solutions business with a particular focus on the mobile computing and connectivity sectors worldwide. Delivering innovative and flexible recruitment strategies for clients and the very best permanent and contract technical career opportunities for candidates, Penta works with 90% of global telecom manufacturers, operators and vendors. In 2013 it recorded pre-tax profits of £3.3m and an annual turnover of £46m.
Worldwide wheelchair legend David Weir, CBE, winner of four gold medals at the London 2012 Olympics and also based in Wallington, is an ambassador for the company.