The Severn Glocon Group plc, has been awarded a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category, recognising the Group’s rapid international expansion which has seen export earnings increased by 141% in the last three years. The awards, which celebrate outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of Innovation, International Trade and Sustainable Development, are made annually by HM The Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister. He is assisted by an advisory committee that includes representatives of government, industry and commerce and trade unions. Awards are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category and the number of awards made each year depends solely on the quality of applications. The process includes a technical appraisal after which the best are shortlisted for judging. Each business category has a separate judging panel that follows a thorough procedure. Severn Glocon Group plc was also ranked as the UK private company having the 61st fastest growing international sales in the Sunday Times Fast Track (2010).