The staff of The TALL Group of Companies have received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade, presented by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire, Mr David Briggs, at its Runcorn Head Office on Tuesday 2nd October 2018.
The event to mark the occasion was attended by the Lord Lieutenant, local dignitaries, founding shareholders and staff from the three TALL Group sites, together with representatives from the DIT in the North West.
The TALL Group of Companies, a leading supplier of security print and secure electronic payment solutions, received the export award for its export sales of security print products. These include ballot papers and voting lists for National and Regional Elections, Treasury documents and certificates, cheques, drafts and dividend warrants, and a wide range of fully personalised and highly secure degree certificates for many prestigious international universities.
The TALL Group of Companies is the only company within the security print sector to win its second Queen’s Award for Enterprise, with its first awarded to Checkprint Limited, a Member of the TALL Group, in 2005 for innovation.
The Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire was joined by the Mayor and Mayoress of Halton, Councillors John and Marjorie Bradshaw; Chief Executive, Halton Chamber of Commerce & Enterprise, Rachael Owen; and DIT Head UK Regions North West, Paul Stowers.
TALL Group Managing Director, Martin Ruda accepted the ceremonial award on behalf of all TALL staff, and TALL Group Export Manager Cas Amato was presented with the Queen’s Award certificate for his part in international trade.
The Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire, Mr David Briggs said:
“My congratulations to The TALL Group of Companies for winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade. Only 15 of these awards were made in the North West in 2018. Indeed, this is the second time that one of The TALL Group of Companies has won a Queen’s Award.
It was an honour to represent Her Majesty The Queen and present The TALL Group of Companies with their award, recognising the amount of effort that has been expended by members of their staff internationally. I wish them well in the future.”
In a Vote of Thanks to the Lord Lieutenant for presenting the Award, Martin Ruda, commented:
“It is a great honour to receive The TALL Group of Companies Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade and this is a true testament to the staff throughout the TALL Group who have made this achievement possible. It is through their hard work and dedication that we can be gathered here today to receive this prestigious award.
I speak on behalf of the TALL Group Board and the site Directors in saying that we strongly believe the entire TALL team will carry on to even bigger and better things – and to go for a third Queen’s Award!”
Councillor John Bradshaw said:
“I’m honoured to celebrate the TALL Group of Companies’ success in being awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. This award alone is very impressive but what’s even more extraordinary is this is The TALL Group of Companies’ second Queen’s Award received. On behalf of Halton Council, I want to offer our sincere congratulations on receiving the Award. The criteria for the International Trade Award is very stringent and it’s a testament to the hard work to everyone at The TALL Group of Companies here in Halton and your other two sites.”
Paul Stowers, DIT Head UK Regions North West said:
“I would like to congratulate The TALL Group of Companies on receiving the Queen’s Award for International Trade. This is a fantastic achievement and testament to the company’s continued growth, innovative export success and their contribution to the UK’s secure print sector. At a local level, North West DIT Export Champions, TALL Security Print is a shining example of what can be achieved internationally from the Northern Powerhouse.”
Each founded over 25 years ago, TALL Security Print Ltd, Checkprint Ltd and DLRT Ltd together form the TALL Group of Companies. Based in Runcorn (Cheshire), Hinckley (Leicestershire) and Lisburn (Northern Ireland) respectively, the Group employs over 150 people dedicated to secure print and payments solutions.