05 Nov Queen’s Award for Enterprise presentation to i2r Packaging Solutions
Pictured above are HM Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Anna Turner with Jon West, Commercial Director and Peter Reay Chief Executive Officer.
The Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Anna Turner was delighted to be able to present i2r Packaging Solutions with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in international trade and at the same time had the honour of unveiling their new headquarters in Telford.
Operating as part of the Italian Laminazione Sottile Group – one of the leading global suppliers of aluminium products – i2r is one of only 220 UK organisations to win a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise. i2r has been recognised for its excellence in international trade, which has seen the firm return outstanding year on year growth in the last three years.
Established as an environmentally responsible packaging company in 2007, i2r is currently in the fourth year of a 2018-2022 strategic plan. The firm’s key goals, objectives and vision include delivering new ‘eye-opening’ product ranges, diversifying into new geographical regions and market sectors, championing engineering innovation and to be the lowest cost manufacturer in its sector – all strategies designed to fulfil ambitious financial targets.
The company’s international focus for ongoing further growth is concentrated on countries where there is a desire for high-quality convenience foods, together with demographic similarities in terms of shopping and eating habits, population density and levels of income when compared to the UK market.
Commenting on their achievement, i2r’s commercial director, Jon West, said: “We are thrilled and privileged to have been recognised for international trade with a Queen’s Award. The achievement is testament to the collective and sustained effort from everyone here at i2r who has helped ensure that the business continues to be the unrivalled success story that it is today.”
Now in its 55th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years.