Cambridge-based consultancy firm IDTechEx wins the UK's most prestigious award for business performance - The Queen's Award for International Trade.
Recognising companies that have demonstrated growth in overseas earnings The International Trade Award has been won by companies such as Toyota and BUPA in the past.
IDTechEx was launched in 1999 with a staff of two operating from a barn in a small Cambridgeshire village. The company now boasts global offices operating in the UK, North America and Australasia advising businesses and governments from blue-chips to start-ups in countries which are acknowledged leaders in their field; from electronics in Asia to global policy in the US and introducing new technologies to the Middle East and Africa.
Extensive global travel, multi lingual staff and enthusiasm of seeing the benefits of these technologies realised has enabled IDTechEx to educate and steer company policy across the world through consulting, market intelligence reports and international trade shows.
Raghu Das, CEO of IDTechEx, commented "Since its inception IDTechEx has become known globally as the strategic lynchpin of these technologies, which will come to be featured in due course in every home - from printed flexible displays and low cost solar power to advanced consumer service propositions and security on every product bought. With so much happening in RFID and printed electronics we have strived to provide our clients unique value by interpreting global information and trends upon which they base their strategies on. These technologies are creating new billion dollar markets and we take great delight in assessing these opportunities and issues for our clients."
IDTechEx provides global information in the field of RFID and Printed Electronics through consultancy, conferences and publications. The company provides services across the full value chain, helping start-ups to the largest blue chip companies. The company secured the award after nearly trebling export sales in three years.