Boxford Wins The Queen’s Award For Enterprise

Boxford, known for generations of Design and Technology teachers  for its educational machines, has  been awarded the UK’s highest accolade for business success – the Queen’s award for Enterprise.

This makes Boxford one of  an elite group of companies to win a Queen’s Award  and puts it among the most successful of UK businesses.

The award particularly recognises Boxford’s achievements in international trade. Exports of its educational CADCAM machinery and software  have increased by over 600 per cent during the last three years with almost 40 per cent of exports going to new markets.

Paul Barraclough, Boxford’s  managing director, told Technology and Science in Education: ”The award reflects  the efforts  of the entire Boxford team from the sales force  to the production work force, from  the administration staff to the customer service department. Our recent and significant investments  in the state-of-the art manufacturing equipment has also played a major role in the company being able to undertake short-delivery opportunities.”

The Queen’s Award  for Enterprise  crowns an eventful six month period  for Boxford  having recently been designated “Manufacturer of the Year” in a regional competition and given the “Made in Britain” accolade by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

These events have coincided with the company’s relocation  from its former cotton mill factory in Halifax,that  it occupied for 70 years, to its brand new, custom-built factory on its own site in Elland, already receiving praise from many quarters .

Boxford, known for generations of Design and Technology teachers  for its educational machines, has  been awarded the UK’s highest accolade for business success – the Queen’s award for Enterprise.

This makes Boxford one of  an elite group of companies to win a Queen’s Award  and puts it among the most successful of UK businesses.

The award particularly recognises Boxford’s achievements in international trade. Exports of its educational CADCAM machinery and software  have increased by over 600 per cent during the last three years with almost 40 per cent of exports going to new markets.

Paul Barraclough, Boxford’s  managing director, told Technology and Science in Education: ”The award reflects  the efforts  of the entire Boxford team from  the sales force  to the production work force, from  the administration staff to the customer service department. Our recent and significant investments  in the state-of-the art manufacturing equipment has also played a major role in the company being able to undertake short-delivery opportunities.”

The Queen’s Award  for Enterprise  crowns an eventful six month period  for Boxford  having recently been designated “Manufacturer of the Year” in a regional competition and given the “Made in Britain” accolade by the Department for Business,Innovation and Skills.

These events have coincided with the company’s relocation  from its former cotton mill factory in Halifax,that  it occupied for 70 years, to its brand new, custom-built factory on its own site in Elland, aleady receiving praise from many quarters . 

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