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Ovation Systems Wins "The Queen's Award for International Trade 2009"



Ovation Systems is a specialist manufacture of video surveillance products for police and military applications and is proud to announce it has won a Queen’s Award for International Trade.


The award was attained for outstanding continuous achievement in international trade over a period of 6 years. During this time the company more than quadrupled its export earnings, on average selling almost 60% of its equipment to export markets. In total, sales were achieved to 54 countries around the world with the United States being by far the largest market.


Commenting on this achievement the Queen’s Award Office said, “This outstanding success has been achieved through innovation and product development and through a strong customer focus, utilising a network of resellers and integration partners, and a variety of export promotional activities.”


David Millar, Sales and Marketing Director of Ovation Systems said, “We are absolutely delighted to win this prestigious award. It gives true recognition to all the time and effort that has gone into establishing overseas markets over the past 10 years. It is an accolade to all the staff at Ovation that have helped make the Award possible by producing an excellent product range that is truly world-class.” He want on to say "I would also like to extend a special thank you to all our export representatives. They have done a sterling job in promoting our products around the world."


This is the second Queen’s Award won by Ovation Systems. The previous award was in 2008 for Innovation and illustrates the tremendous success of the company in both the technical and commercial arenas.


David and Richard at the Queen's Award Reception

David Millar and Richard Gregory being presented to the Queen and Prince Philip at the Queen's Award Reception at Buckingham Palace, July 2009.


Presentation Ceremony

Ovation Systems marked it 2nd Queen's Award success with an afternoon celebration and award ceremony with staff, customers and suppliers in the magnificent surroundings of the Dining Hall of Harris Manchester College, Oxford.

Tim Stevenson, David Millar, Richard Gregory


Tim Stevenson, The Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire presented the Award to David Millar, Sales and Marketing Director (front right) and Richard Gregory,
Managing Director (centre)

Drinks at Harris Manchester College

Before the presentation in the gardens of Harris Manchester College, central Oxford.