Retford – 21 April, 2022
Bradman Lake Ltd, the group’s UK based packaging machinery specialist, has been granted The Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
The company received the accolade in the category International Trade. Successful nominations were publicly announced today, Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday.
Bradman Lake is one of just 226 organisations to be recognized with the coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2022.
Her Majesty personally approved the nomination on the advice of her Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.
“We are incredibly proud to receive this extremely prestigious award” said John Marlee, Bradman Lake Managing Director.
“The Queen’s Award affirms our commitment to continuous product innovation to meet the demands of today’s fast-moving consumer markets worldwide and to our close relationships with our multi-national customers.”
“Congratulations and thank you to all our employees, everyone within the organization has had a part to play.”
“Thanks also go to Langley Holdings, our parent company, who have supported Bradman Lake since acquiring the business in 2007. We have come a long way together.”
About the Queen’s Award
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the highest and most prestigious award a British business can receive and is a globally recognised seal of royal approval.
Her Majesty The Queen personally approves the awards on the advice of her serving Prime Minister, currently The Right Honourable Boris Johnson, MP.
The awards are given for outstanding achievement by a UK business in the categories of innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.
The Queen’s Award to Industry, the scheme’s original title, was instituted by Royal Warrant in 1965, with the first Awards announced in 1966. It later became known as the Queen’s Awards for Export and Technology in 1975, before becoming the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in 1999.
About Bradman Lake
Established in 1948, Bradman Lake provides innovative packaging solutions to an international client base. The company is a leading designer and manufacturer of packing machinery and turnkey systems to the bakery & biscuit, chocolate & confectionery, dry foods, chilled and frozen foods, consumer, pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. In 2022 the company was awarded the prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise. Bradman Lake’s manufacturing plants are located at Beccles and Bristol in the UK and Rock Hill, SC, in the United States. Bradman Lake is a wholly owned subsidiary of the multi-disciplined UK engineering and manufacturing group, Langley Holdings plc.
About Langley Holdings plc
Langley Holdings is a privately owned UK based engineering and industrial manufacturing group, principally producing capital equipment to diverse markets worldwide.
Langley businesses are either outright market leaders, or occupy strong niche positions in their respective fields, providing advanced technologies in a solutions-based approach.
The group’s principal operations are based in the UK, Germany, Italy, France and Norway, with 18 production facilities in the UK, Europe and the USA and more than 90 sales and service subsidiaries worldwide, employing approximately 5,600 people globally. Group revenues for 2022 are expected to be around €1.3 billion.
The group was established in 1975 by Anthony Langley, the current Chairman & CEO, and remains in family ownership.