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Double Distinction for ICD Europe

Double distinction: ICD Europe Ltd honoured again, with prestigious King's Award for Enterprise in International Trade

Leading global metals supplier, ICD Europe Ltd, has been recognised for its exceptional achievements in international trade for the second time, after being honoured with a King's Award for Enterprise, just two years after receiving the Queen’s Award.

This prestigious award, announced today, places ICD Europe among 252 outstanding organisations across the UK.

Since the company was established in 2016, as part of the global ICD Group, ICD Europe's dedication to international development has resulted in significant and sustainable growth.

The Sheffield-based company now exports a diverse range of goods to customers across Europe, the USA, and Asia, in a wide variety of sectors including the aerospace, medical, petrochemical, automotive, electronics and industrial gas turbine industries.

As part of its international expansion strategy, ICD Europe also recently announced the launch of ICD Superalloys Australia, a new subsidiary of ICD Europe Ltd.

ICD Superalloys Australia will source, recycle, and supply minor metals from across Australia and South East Asia, and will be the first dedicated superalloy processing facility to be established in the country.

Achieving the King's Award for Enterprise is another significant milestone for ICD Europe. It makes them one of very few companies to have achieved a Queen’s Award in 2022, and a King’s Award for Enterprise in 2024.

Additionally, ICD Europe was recently named the Yorkshire region's second fastest growing manufacturing company in Insider Media's annual Manufacturing 100 list.

MD Wayne Hawkes commented:

"We are incredibly proud to receive this prestigious King's Award for Enterprise. This recognition, which follows our Queen's Award in 2022, is a remarkable testament to our team's dedication and hard work in driving international trade. It solidifies our commitment to expanding our global reach and impact, and we are truly honoured to receive this double distinction."

The King's Awards for Enterprise, formerly known as The Queen's Awards for Enterprise, represent the highest recognition for outstanding UK businesses.

This year's recipients were announced on the first anniversary of His Majesty The King's Coronation, reflecting his desire to continue the legacy of HM Queen Elizabeth II in celebrating exceptional British companies.

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About The King’s Awards for Enterprise

The King’s Awards for Enterprise, previously known as The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, were renamed last year to reflect His Majesty The King’s desire to continue the legacy of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s by recognising outstanding UK businesses. The Award programme, now in its 58th year, is the most prestigious business award in the country, with successful businesses able to use the esteemed King’s Awards Emblem for the next five years.

The awards were first established in 1965 and since then over 7000 companies have been recognised. 2024 marks the second year of The King’s Awards for Enterprise.

The King’s Awards for Enterprise 2023 include:

• 161 Awards for International Trade

• 59 Awards for Innovation

• 29 Awards for Sustainable Development

• 8 Awards for Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility)

The King’s Awards for Enterprise 2025 open for applications on The King’s Coronation Day, 6th May and close early September 2024. Almost all UK businesses (including non-profit) can apply, and the application process is free. All applications must be made online, and organisations may apply for more than one category. All entry forms, eligibility criteria and information on how to apply is available on






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