Huddersfield based precision component supplier, Accu, has received a King’s Award for International Trade, recognising the company’s outstanding continuous growth in overseas sales.

Accu - which employs over 100 people and supplies over 50% of the world’s top 100 manufacturers – has grown its overseas sales by 288% per year for the last six years, with overseas orders now accounting for 25% of its total sales.

Alastair Morris, UK managing director at Accu, said: “Accu is honoured and delighted to receive this most prestigious award and join over 7,000 UK businesses that have received Royal recognition since the awards began in 1965.

“Accu exports worldwide, but we have been focusing our overseas growth more recently on the USA, Australia and Ireland. Our ultimate goal is to bring fast delivery and an exceptional customer experience to all engineers, inventors, and innovators around the world.”

The King’s Award for Enterprise follows a recent visit by Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, to the company’s new 45,000 square foot headquarters in Huddersfield, at which he commended Accu for its £1million investment in UK warehousing as part of a drive to achieve same-day despatch for many of its 500,000 components.

Alistair added: “We are honoured and delighted that The King has recognised Accu in the International Trade category this year.

“We are an international business, but we employ a local workforce, and supporting our local economy is hugely important to how we operate.

“That’s partly why we chose to move less than a mile from our previous HQ, because we want to continue that commitment and base our business innovation and international growth from the heart of Huddersfield.”

Recipients of the King’s Award for Enterprise will attend a reception at Windsor Castle on 9 July, hosted by His Majesty The King.