Cirrus Logistics Win Queen’s Award for Outstanding Performance in International Trade
July 27, 2012 by J Wade
One of Basingstoke’s leading IT service providers, Cirrus Logistics, has received the Queen’s Award for Outstanding Performance in International Trade.
The award was presented by Dame Mary Fagan, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, and Deputy Lieutenant Andrew Kent, who read the citation.
The Queen’s Award
The Queen’s Awards are presented annually by HM The Queen and are given only to companies that can demonstrate the highest levels of excellence in innovation, sustainable development and international trade. Winners of the award receive worldwide recognition.
To be nominated for The Queen’s Award for Outstanding Performance in International Trade, a company must be able to demonstrate that their business has achieved a significant increase in overseas income and been a commercial success. Growth in trade must be considered “outstanding” by the judges, relative to the size of the business within the sector that it operates. HM The Queen announces the winners of the Queen’s Award on her birthday.
On presenting the award Dame Mary congratulated Cirrus Logistics with the follow words:
“Something very special has been achieved by your company.
“And it’s lovely that you are a small company. I noticed that you are a small team, you are totally motivated and you work together, and I think that is probably one of your secrets.
“The Queen’s Award is a very good benchmark abroad. People recognise it and realise that you are a company of some standing to have achieved it.”
The CEO of Cirrus Logistics, David Stanhope, praised his team for making the business successful - “You don’t get into the organisations that we work with without having a great team behind you.”
Cirrus Logistics has been operating for 20 years and supplies IT infrastructure to major industry. The maritime, oil and gas sectors now provide over 50% of their client base.
Their key service is to provide decision support software for the ports and supply chain management. Their main two products are CLASS and SEABERTH, and it was the teams that work on these services who received the Queen’s Award.
Cirrus Logistics now export their software to 25 countries for use in the logistics, oil and gas, retail and food sectors. One of their highest profile companies include Gist who are a supply chain management company. Gist provide services to Marks & Spencer, British Airways and Carlsberg. Cirrus Logistics also provide services for Sainsbury’s, ASDA and ExxonMobile.
148% Overseas Earnings Growth In 2 Years
Expansion of their two main products into overseas markets has led to a rapid growth in overseas income of 148% and also a 92% increase in turnover.
They are based at Chineham Park in Basingstoke. Their website is www.cirruslogistics.com.
Cirrus Logistics is currently recruiting software developers and technical consultants. Job vacancies can be found at www.cirruslogistics.com/careers.