Second Queens Award for KDT

Second Queens Award for Knowsley Development Trust 
Knowsley Development Trust has won a second Sustainable Development Award, and Skelmersdale-based shoe maker Beaconsfield Footwear was successful in the International Trade category.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s most prestigious business awards, given only to companies or individuals who are outstanding in their field.

This year 141 organisations have been honoured, including 105 for international trade, 24 for innovation, and 12 for sustainable development.

Knowsley Development Trust converted redundant land into industrial units for start-up firms which now supports 110 businesses employing more than 750 people.

Financial surpluses from its business centre support a range of community ventures.

Four years ago the Trust’s chief executive, Steve Dumbell, received an individual Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion.

Mr Dumbell, said: “To be given the Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development for a second time in our 25th anniversary year is a wonderful honour.”
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