Allett Celebrate Queen’s Award For Enterprise- International Trade
February 14th saw Allett Mowers celebrate winning their Queen’s Award for Enterprise- International Trade with the visit of the Lord Lieutentant of Staffordshire Mr Ian Dudson and his wife Jane to officially present the award.
Mr Dudson and his wife met Allett managers in reception before being given a short presentation on the history of Allett by MD Austin Jarrett.
There was then a short presentation led by Allett Innovation and Engineering Manager John Gittins on the engineering process – how design ideas turn into the finished article and the innovation ideas we have for the future. Mr Dudson was then given a tour of the Allett factory where every Allett employee talked him through their role at each manufacturing station.
The tour finished with a speech from both Austin and James Till (Allett Director) before Mr Dudson took to the stage to tell us all about the Queen’s Award and to officially present us with our award. You can find these speeches on the videos section of our Facebook page.
Mr Dudson “It was a privilege and delight to present a Queen’s Award for Enterprise today to Allett lawnmowers. Another Staffordshire manufacturing company leading the world in product design, performance, quality and reliability which has driven outstanding continuous growth in overseas sales over the last six years to achieve this well deserved prestigious recognition. It was great to be able to meet the entire workforce to offer congratulations and continued success.” (Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Mr Ian Dudson)
Austin Jarrett, Allett MD
“We’re very honoured to receive the Queen’s Award. This prestigious award recognises our achievements and team efforts in bringing innovative developments in our mowing systems to meet challenges in overseas markets with large potential. Because of increased export sales the business no longer subject to the seasonality of sales cycles in the UK. Our mowers and turf maintenance systems are used throughout the world where they maintain sports surfaces and lawns to the highest standards. The groundsmen in the UK are acknowledged to be the best in the world and these customers demand the highest standards from their equipment suppliers. This relentless demand from our UK customers over the years have driven our engineering team to improve and develop our mowing systems which subsequently help to produce near-perfect sports surfaces and garden lawns. Allett have benefited from this and we are confident that we can deliver higher standards to the stadiums and lawns using our systems in the rest of the world. Every one of our machines proudly bears a Union Flag decal, and this really helps us in our export markets where the UK is revered for their lawns”