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Seal of approval: firm honoured for international trade

Steve Malone, David Wright and Robert Hargreaves with the Proseal PR30

PROSEAL UK is celebrating after receiving a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade.

The tray sealing specialist was presented with the award by the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, David Briggs, who praised the firm’s growth over the last six years.

Gari Wyatt, CEO of Proseal America, flew over for the ceremony. Proseal said his work in establishing Proseal’s American subsidiary has been “one of the cornerstones” of the company’s international success. Also making an appearance was the first tray sealer the company ever manufactured, the Proseal PR30, together with the company’s first customer, David Wright of Kershaw’s Frozen Foods.

Proseal, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, said the Queen’s Award follows a period of strong sales growth in both its home and export markets. Employee numbers have risen to 438 worldwide.

Director Steve Malone, who co-founded the business with Robert Hargreaves said, “It was a wonderful day and such a great honour to receive our Queen’s Award from the Lord Lieutenant in front of so many people who have played a key role in Proseal’s success over the last 20 years. I wish to thank everyone who came and shared the day with us. People have always been at the heart of Proseal – that’s a major reason we won a Queen’s Award and it will be major factor in our success in the future as well.”

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