Based in North Wales, Ruth Lee Ltd is one of 220 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Announced on April 21, Ruth Lee Ltd has been recognised for its excellence in International Trade, specifically for Outstanding ShortTerm Growth in overseas sales over the last three years.
The business currently employs 30 people and was set up in the early 90s and has gone on to become a world leader in the design and manufacture of training manikins for industries such as the emergency services, armed forces, lifeguards, maritime and health and social care.
Exports represent 70 per cent of the total business and this is growing over-proportionately year-on-year. Ruth Lee Ltd currently sells to more than 50 countries, through a network of more than 40 distributors and has sent manikins to every continent on the planet!
Ruth Lee’s Managing Director, Paul McDonnell, said: “We are absolutely thrilled and proud to share this news during difficult times. Our export success is built upon strong foundations of quality and customer service – our international customers know and trust us to deliver the best possible products for rescue, safety and manual handling training.
"We work with a fantastic network of distributors across the world to supply manikins to organisations dedicated to improving their safety and training standards. We must thank them for their continued dedication to training.
“Most importantly, though, I must thank our outstanding team here in Corwen. I am proud of the hard-work and dedication shown by everyone – it is this which makes Ruth Lee Ltd the success it is today.
"We are over the moon to be awarded one of the highest business accolades in the country and will continue to work hard to prove that Wales is a key player when it comes to international trade.”
Now in its 54th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years.
Ruth Lee Ltd has been invited to celebrate its award during a royal reception for Queen’s Awards winners in the summer. Applications for Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2021 open on the first of this month.
For more information visit: https://www.gov.uk/queensawards-for-enterprise