Primeast wins Queen's Award 2021 | Learning & Development | Primeast

Primeast wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise, International Trade 2021, for the 2nd time

We are delighted to announce that Primeast is one of 205 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Announced today (Thursday 29 April), Primeast has been recognised for its excellence in International Trade.

Our story

Primeast was founded by John Campbell in 1987 to provide customised training and development. Specialising in experiential learning, the organisation pioneered immersive learning experiences based on the principles of adult development with a focus on internal and personal development alongside the development of critical management and leadership skills to deliver business growth.

Working globally

Over the year, we have had the privilege to work with some outstanding organisations and have gained a loyal, global client base operating in a range of diverse sectors which include automotive, technology, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and energy-related industries.

Proud of our Yorkshire heritage

We are proud to be one of 16 companies in Yorkshire to receive the Award which is testament to our ‘global but local approach’.

Clients include global players such as Google, Youtube, ExxonMobil, BASF, Volvo, Kia, Honda, Novartis and Arrow with the services provided governed by global master service agreements which are deployed to provide regional and global services.

Although this award is for international trade, we work with many UK based organisations including Cranswick, Group 1, Redmayne Bentley, EMH Group and Maven.

Adapting to new ways of working

All of our work is supported by the central teams located in the UK and the regional office in New Jersey, USA. These include content and digital design, sales, marketing, finance and fulfilment. It is this capability and our previous experience of delivering globally and virtually that has meant we have been able to adapt our services to be able to continue providing learning and development programmes for clients despite the restrictions and ‘new ways of working’ caused by the pandemic over the last year.

“This is such fantastic recognition for the entire team who’ve worked with such commitment and passion and the clients who continue to support and partner with us.”

Russell Evans, CEO

Now in its 55th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next 5 years.

Primeast were previously presented the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2015.

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