Aberdeenshire based energy industry equipment rental firm Hiretech Limited has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.

The prestigious accolade was presented by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire, Sandy Manson, during a visit to the company’s premises at Fintray by Dyce.

This is the first Queen’s Award to be awarded to Hiretech, recognising its excellence in international trade and demonstration of significant achievements in establishing business in export markets around the world. 

The company has achieved substantial overseas trade specifically across Africa, the Caspian, Norway and South East Asia, and is committed to increasing its foothold in the international market, up to 40% towards its annual turnover, as part of its strategic growth plans.

During the visit Mr Manson received a tour of the Hiretech facility and was shown some of the equipment that Hiretech offers to support clients across the energy, subsea, decommissioning and renewables industries.

Mr Manson commented, “On behalf of Her Majesty The Queen I was delighted to present the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise to Hiretech for their exceptional achievement in growing their level of international trade through their innovative and client focused approach in a very competitive market. The international trade category attracts the largest number of entries from throughout the UK therefore making Hiretech’s success all the more special.”

Receiving the award, Andy Buchan, Hiretech CEO and founder, said, “It is a great honour to receive this Queen’s Award, which reflects Hiretech’s global success.  It also acknowledges the hard work, dedication and enthusiasm of the entire team in growing the business both in the UK and overseas. It’s very satisfying to know that the products and services we develop here in Aberdeenshire gain international appeal and success. I’m very proud of what Hiretech has achieved. To receive this accolade in our tenth anniversary year makes it even more special.”

He added, “We continually stive to provide a high level of service to our clients, listening to their feedback and adapting our offerings to meet their needs.  We have recently invested significantly in a fleet of air powered winches to enhance our rental portfolio, based on client feedback and industry demand.  Building strong relationships with our client base has been fundamental to our growth and success worldwide.”

Hiretech offers equipment rental and personnel supply to support hydraulics, well service, pipeline, chemical cleaning, decommissioning, subsea and renewable activities with a wide range of pumps, umbilical reels, air winches, subsea shears and ancillary equipment.

The company is one of 220 organisations nationally to be recognised with the respected accolade. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious awards for UK businesses, recognising and celebrating business excellence across the UK.

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