Two Worcestershire businesses receive the King’s Award for Enterprise

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Two Worcestershire businesses have been awarded the highly prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise.  

Both businesses, OOSC Clothing Limited and Slicker Recycling Limited receive their award in the International Trade category. 

This year, 252 UK businesses have achieved this award, with 22 coming from the West Midlands region, which includes Worcestershire.

OOSC Clothing Limited, received their award for outstanding short-term growth in overseas sales over a three-year period.

The Worcester and London based company are aspiring to become the world leading retro-inspired, sustainably made activewear brand.

OOSC’s Co-Founder & Director, Nick Marsden, said, 

"We are absolutely thrilled to have won the Kings Award for International trade! OOSC is now sold to over 110 different countries worldwide and it's truly awesome to get Royal approval for all our efforts in selling our sustainably made skiwear. We put so much effort into the business and to have this kind of recognition is amazing! We look forward to the Royals wearing some OOSC on the mountain soon!"

Slicker Recycling Limited, based in Stourport-On-Severn, provide a sustainable international recycling solution for waste oils.  

Laura Carter, Joint Managing Director, said,

“This is without a doubt one of the proudest moments of my career. As joint managing director, I have the pleasure of seeing the difference our team makes every single day. They constantly push innovative ideas, whilst grasping and adapting to constant change in the global market – helping to make us a leader in the collection and re-refinement of used lubricating oil.”

The Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Beatrice Grant, has written to congratulate both companies on receiving this prestigious award and she said, 
“It is wonderful to see two Worcestershire businesses receive such recognition for their growth in international trade.  Winning this Award offers businesses multiple benefits, including global recognition, a boost to staff morale and increased growth and I would encourage Worcestershire businesses to consider entering in the future.”

The two businesses will be presented with their Award and Grant of Appointment by the Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire, Mrs Beatrice Grant later in the year. 

The King’s Award for Enterprise is the most prestigious awards for UK business, designed to recognise and encourage outstanding achievements in the fields of Innovation, International Trade, Sustainable Development and Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility). 

The King’s Award scheme (previously the Queen’s Award) was instituted by Royal Warrant in 1965 and the first Awards were made in 1966.