Companies working in the transport sector have been celebrating their prestigious Queen’s Awards for innovation and business performance.

Leyland Trucks was awarded the accolade for Enterprise for International Trade after demonstrating year-on-year export growth.

Manufacturing the full range of DAF products, Leyland trucks are exported all over the world and over the three-year judging period, international sales grew by almost 50%.

Brennan Gourdie, Leyland Trucks MD, said: “Winning a Queen’s Award is a tremendous honour and the ultimate testament to our international accomplishments.”

Time-critical logistics company Priority Freight said it was “delighted” that it had been recognised for its achievements and contributions to international trade with the award: “Our clients know they can trust us to deliver even when the options are limited or time-critical,” said its group MD Neal Williams.

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“This has been particularly apparent during the COVID-19 crisis where we have been supporting governments and companies to bring PPE in from around the world.”

Emissions control specialists Eminox picked up a Queen’s Award after overseas sales grew by 146% and exported sales rose to 67% of its total revenues.

The company designs and manufactures systems to reduce exhaust pollutant emissions from HGVs and it said that due to growing international emissions requirements, it expected further future export growth.

Meanwhile, TruTac, which designs and supplies software solutions for HGV compliance control won the award for its contribution to safety and drivers’ hours management in the bus and coach industry.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of: innovation; international trade; sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.

A full list of Queen's Award winners can be found here: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/62978/supplement/S1