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Aberdeenshire based energy industry equipment rental firm Hiretech Limited has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.
The company, which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary, has been recognised for its excellence in international trade, demonstrating significant achievements in establishing business in export markets around the world.
Hiretech, which employs 25 members of staff at its headquarters in Fintray, by Aberdeen, has achieved significant overseas trade specifically across Africa, the Caspian, Norway and South East Asia.
The firm’s management team plans to continue to increase its foothold overseas, up to 40% towards its annual turnover, as part of wider strategic growth plans.
Commenting on the win, Andy Buchan, Hiretech CEO and founder, stated, “We are delighted to receive a Queen’s Award, it is a great honour and reflects the significant achievement of the business in export markets around the globe. It is tremendously satisfying to recognise that the rental equipment the Hiretech team designs, manufactures and services in Fintray, Aberdeenshire has worldwide demand. This award reflects the hard work, enthusiasm and dedication the team employs to grow the business in international markets.”
Mr Buchan added, “We continually strive to provide a high level of service to our clients, building good relationships and acting upon the industry feedback they provide to us. Significant investment in developing our product range to meet these industry demands has ensured that we have driven the growth of the company, despite challenging times over recent years. I am so proud of what we have achieved in ten years of business. To receive this accolade in our tenth anniversary year makes it even more special.”
Hiretech offers equipment rental and personnel supply to the energy and marine industries, to support hydraulics, well service, pipeline, chemical cleaning, decommissioning, subsea and renewable activities with a wide range of pumps, umbilical reels and ancillary equipment.
Hiretech is one of 220 organisations nationally to be recognised with the prestigious accolade. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious awards for UK businesses, recognising and celebrating business excellence across the UK.
This is the first Queen’s Award to be awarded to Hiretech, and will be presented to the firm by the Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire in the coming months, followed by a royal reception for Queen’s Awards winners at Buckingham Palace later in the year.