The Queen's Awards Magazine 2022



The pioneers of ‘demi-fine’ and the most exciting brand in the jewellery landscape, Missoma has been designing its iconic handcrafted collections in London since 2008. Founded by Marisa Hordern, its jewellery has been worn on repeat by icons such as Kendall Jenner, Emily Ratajkowski, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Iris Law, Tommy Dorfman and Billie Eilish. Missoma collaborates with brilliant up-and-coming creatives, including style icons such as gender-fluid fashion designer Harris Reed, Beijing-born creator Savi, and long-time collaborator Lucy Williams. The brand’s turnover has grown rapidly from £1m to £33m in five years, placing Missoma as the fourth fastest growing UK SME on the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 in 2018 and sixth in 2019. In three years to

Innovative packaging manufacturer Loadhog has been awarded a Queen’s Award for International Trade for the second time. The Sheffield-based company remains at the forefront of the packaging industry and is committed to creating sustainable solutions for supply chains across the globe. In the last three years, Loadhog has expanded across the globe, opening Loadhog Sarl in France and Loadhog Inc in Chicago. These subsidiaries have helped to better service its growing number of international customers and allowed it to expand into new and developing markets. Overseas sales have grown by 233% over the past three years and the proportion of sales exported has increased to 82% of total sales. Loadhog’s 2023 vision has already been ticked in many areas, driving the company to set new targets for 2030. The phenomenal growth Loadhog has achieved has opened many opportunities across multiple industries, pushing it towards becoming the market leader.

March 2021, export sales have risen by 222% now making up 49% of all sales. Its main markets are USA, China, Germany, Ireland and Australia. The company wins the Queen’s Award for International Trade for Outstanding Short-Term Growth in overseas sales over the last three years.

MISSOMA Unit 12 2-4 Exmoor Street, London W10 6BD Tel: 020 3176 6822 •

LOADHOG 3 Hawke Street, Sheffield S9 2SU • Tel: 0114 280 0800 •


MNB Precision Limited has been awarded the Queen’s Award For International Trade after seeing its export sales increase from 6% to 75% in the last five years. Working from his garage, the company was started in 1980 by Bob Benton. The company is now in its third generation of the same family and occupies a 36,000 sq/ft manufacturing facility in Coventry. Investing £6m in new machinery, combined with a highly skilled workforce, the company can manage the most complex of parts, mainly for the oil and gas, nuclear and water sectors. This landmark award sits proudly alongside others, including The Lloyds Bank SME Business Of The Year and The Sunday Times Fast Track 100. MNB Precision Ltd

Always aiming to improve and progress, MNB employs a customer- driven approach with continuous investment in the latest technology to improve customer relationships both in the UK and abroad. Recently MNB has invested £2m in new large muti axis CNC machines, which remove the need for multiple machining set ups and helps reduce the company’s carbon footprint.

Managing Director Luke Benton said: “This award recognises the work that the whole team at MNB Precision Limited have done over the last number of years, especially during some tough times in the market. None more so than the Covid pandemic when our workforce showed our diversity from producing large complex components, sometimes up to eight tonnes, to smaller type work to support the ventilator challenge, manufacturing thousands of parts to support our customers build for current and new ventilator design.” As well as producing and assembling parts for customers globally, MNB Precision Limited made the bold decision to open a new manufacturing facility in the UAE. This was to support customers with complex machined components and help with their In Country Value Added initiatives.

One of MNB’s comprehensive range of CMM machines measuring a component where high accuracy and measurement speeds are required

Moving with the times are key and MNB will continue to invest in facilities and its’ team to keep British manufacturing and British companies in the forefront of precision machining.

MNB PRECISION LTD Unit 3-5 Binns Close, Coventry CV4 9TB Tel: 02476 69 59 59 • @mnbprecision MNB Precision MNB Precision Ltd

Luke and Elliot Benton, brothers and Directors of MNB Precision

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