Female co-founder’s company awarded The King’s Award for International Trade amid praise from UK Government minister

A feminine co-founder, and her enterprise associate, who had been denied help as a result of the enterprise didn’t have ‘hyper-scale potential’, have seen their firm awarded The King’s Award for Worldwide Commerce for 2023.

Be part of Expertise, a hyper-growth embedded recruitment options enterprise based mostly in Scotland, is a part of the primary ever King’s Awards for Enterprise.

Introduced at the moment Be part of Expertise is one in every of solely 148 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise.

CEO and co-founder, Katrina Hutchinson O’Neill stated: “We’re delighted to win this prestigious award, significantly due to the expansion we’ve seen over the previous few years and our worldwide enlargement. As nonetheless a younger firm it’s an particularly phenomenal achievement – Be part of Expertise was an thought developed and constructed at a kitchen desk, and the enterprise was bootstrapped at each stage. I assume you may say that, by necessity, we needed to
construct it the laborious manner.’

“This award is a testomony to the laborious work and unbelievable ability of our good staff members everywhere in the world.”

Be part of Expertise’s give attention to worldwide commerce over current months and years contains participation in The Entrepreneurial Nation 2.0, an initiative launched by the UAE authorities in 2022.

The corporate has achieved year-on-year development in abroad gross sales over three years at a steep degree, with whole abroad gross sales rising by a outstanding 2,701% over the interval. Abroad gross sales now account for 42.8% of whole enterprise, and after the UK, the corporate’s subsequent 5 high markets are USA, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and Eire.

UK Authorities minister for Scotland, John Lamont, stated: “It’s nice to see Scottish companies recognised within the first ever King’s Awards. These are thought-about among the many most prestigious enterprise awards within the UK, and every ought to rightly be proud to be named amongst the winners.

“Be part of Expertise have completed super work in rising their worldwide gross sales, and their abroad development is an instance to all different firms who’re contemplating exporting. It simply goes to point out a number of the implausible organisations now we have working in Scotland, and I hope this award can encourage them to even better achievements in future.”

It hasn’t all the time been plain crusing for Katrina and the enterprise although. Katrina added: “After we arrange the enterprise initially, I used to be denied help from a feminine entrepreneur-focused help group as a result of they didn’t take into account us to have ‘hyper-scale potential’.

“We’ve defied these expectations, however I wish to use the platform we now must help different entrepreneurial girls and minority entrepreneurs.”

Using greater than 250 professionals throughout 21 nations, Be part of Expertise was arrange in late 2018, and now has a roster of purchasers from start-ups to Unicorns and thru to FTSE 30 family names.

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