Lord-Lieutenant presents Queen's Award vase to Andrew Nisbet
2 October 2017
The Lord-Lieutenant presented the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise vase to Andrew Nisbet, chairman and founder of Nisbets, the catering equipment supplier. Nisbets was recognised for their Outstanding Growth in Export Sales, having grown by 205% in the six years since 2010. The business trades in over 100 countries worldwide, has direct sales operations in nine territories and operates 35 retail outlets around the world. The handover of the vase and a certificate from HM The Queen took place in the recently opened National Catering Equipment Centre in Avonmouth where the company stocks its best selling products, has training rooms, exhibition space and a fully operational cooking lecture theatre with top of the range professional catering equipment. Nisbets can display the Queen’s Award emblem and fly the Queen’s Award flag from its premises for the next five years. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise recognise businesses that are excellent at international trade, sustainable development or innovation. They are the highest official UK awards for British businesses.