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Blackpool business earns Queen’s Awards

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Lancashire company has been recognised for their worldwide expansion and export growth by being honoured with the 2017 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category.

Blackpool-based Chelsom has been awarded the prestigious accolade after achieving 131 per cent growth in international sales over the last three years.

Chelsom designs and manufactures decorative lighting for the global hotel and marine industries. Innovative in-house designs, high quality manufacturing and excellent service levels have contributed towards winning prestigious projects in 70 countries across the world.

Exports now account for around 40 per cent of all sales and Chelsom has built an exceptionally strong client base including major hotel operators such as Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, Starwood, Hilton, Accor, Marriott and on the marine side, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Crystal Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line and Norwegian Cruise Lines.

Robert Chelsom, chairman, said: “I am extremely proud that Chelsom is one of only 102 companies across all industries to be honoured with the award for International Trade this year because it acknowledges the hard work, dedication and passion that every employee has shown in helping to drive the business forward internationally. The award comes in Chelsom’s 70th anniversary year making it fitting recognition that a third generation family business is continuing to expand and develop.”