Nasco to celebrate hat-trick of wins at Queen's Awards Gala Dinner

Fri 7 Aug 2015
Posted by: IOE News
IOE News

We are delighted that IOE corporate member Nasco (UK) Ltd will be joining us at this year’s prestigious Queen’s Awards Gala Dinner, which will be held on 29th September.

The annual event, which is organised and hosted by the Institute of Export and sponsored by Strong & Herd, Amber Road and Testplant, celebrates the accomplishments of those British businesses commended for their exporting achievements. It provides award recipients with an evening of celebration, entertainment and a host of networking opportunities with some truly exceptional companies, whose continuing successes have made them leaders in the field of exporting and international trade.

Southall-based Nasco (UK) Ltd, which employs 42 people and exports a range of British and European branded food and non-food items, is a fantastic example of exporting success, having achieved a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade hat-trick by winning one of the much coveted awards for the third consecutive year.

Established in 2003, the company has developed a strong customer-orientated service, which ranges from extensive language labelling options on products and an in-house date coding facility to meet the dating regulations of destination countries, to progressive training programmes that ensure office and warehouse staff understand the individual market requirements.

The company, which operates mainly in Africa, India and the Middle East has employed a comprehensive approach to identifying and penetrating new markets, including web-based technology, market visits and exhibitions.

The success of this approach has seen overseas sales grow by 276% in the last three years, with exports accounting for 90% of turnover. With the infiltration of new markets including Algeria, Bangladesh, Tanzania, Italy and Sweden, it is easy to understand why Nasco has won three Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Director of Nasco (UK) Ltd, Mr Suresh Vidani said: “The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the most prestigious accolade for UK businesses. To have won a third consecutive award is simply wonderful and we thank all of staff, business partners and customers for their ongoing support. We are looking forward to attending the Gala Dinner and hope to continue with this level of growth and success.”

The setting for this year’s Queen’s Awards Gala Dinner is London’s historic Inner Temple, where a drinks reception at 6:30pm will be followed by a fine dining experience.

After dinner, guests will gain some fascinating insights from our guest speaker and renowned political commentator, John Sergeant. Best known as the BBC’s chief political correspondent, John has enjoyed a career spanning over 30 years.

Lesley Batchelor OBE, Director General of the Institute of Export, said: ‘Every Queen’s Award winner has had to demonstrate that they were not only committed to trading overseas, but that it was an integral part of their business strategy. Nasco (UK) Ltd and the other 2015 award winners have done so superbly and we are delighted to have this opportunity to celebrate their incredible successes with them.”

Everyone is welcome to join us at this celebration of the growth of British international trade. Tickets can be bought online, and sponsorship opportunities are still available by calling 01733 404400 or by emailing

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