BUSINESS: Barrowford lights firm earns Queen’s Award

acdc queens award
acdc queens award

a LEADING Pendle company has received the countries’ most prestigious award for business performance – the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2012.

Barrowford-based acdc, the UK’s leading specialist in long-life architectural LED and cold cathode lighting solutions, was presented with the awad by the Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth, on Friday.

The award was made for acdc’s outstanding achievement in overseas earnings recording an overall growth of 90% over a three year period - proof if needed, that acdc is truly leading the world in the design of technical LED products which are brighter, better and smaller than ever before.

It is not surprising that acdc products are in demand globally, with over 3,000 projects delivered each year to key export markets including Europe, USA, Australia, Far East, Middle East and India.

Indeed, acdc lighting solutions have literally brought some of the world’s most prestigious projects and

buildings to life including the Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest tower in Dubai), the Burj Al Arab (the world’s most luxurious hotel, also in Dubai), Bitexco Tower (the largest building towering over Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam), Marina Bay Sands (a world-class luxury casino and hotel complex in Singapore0 and most recently, the Olympics Bridges in London.

Commenting on the award, acdc’s CEO, Gareth Frankland said: “To receive this prestigious award for our outstanding achievements in international trade is something we are all very proud of.

“This puts us amongst the most successful of UK businesses.

“The dedication of all our employees to ensuring we continue to meet our aim of producing the most innovative and industry leading lighting solutions available is recognised with this award from the Queen and we look forward to an even brighter success in the future.”