The Queen's Awards Magazine 2016

016-061_International_trade_Queen's Awards 04/07/2016 09:09 Page 29


CharlesTyrwhitt Shirts Ltd Nicholas Charles Tyrwhitt Wheeler, Founder

2016 not only celebrates the Queen’s 90th birthday, but also cheaney’s 130th anniversary. for cheaney, receiving the Queen’s award demonstrates how quality products ‘made in England’ are recognised the world over. In 2009, cousins Jonathan andWilliam Church saw the brand’s potential and conducted a MBO of Cheaney. They now own and operate the company and are committed to continuing the production of high quality Goodyear Welted shoes, from the cutting out of the leather to the final polishing, just as it was in 1886. Today the company exports the world over, with a diverse range of products ranging from the classic to the contemporary. Their vision for the future is to grow and develop the Cheaney brand, making the most of the huge, innate skill potential that lies within the business, increasing exports and extending their retail portfolio, but above all by continuing their commitment to producing the finest, handcrafted footwear, entirely made in England. Cheaney Shoes Ltd

Footwear handcrafted in England

charles tyrwhitt was founded in 1986 by nicholas charles tyrwhitt Wheeler whilst still a student at bristol university. by 2008 it had grown to a £50m shirt business. over the past six years sales have more than trebled to £172m in the year to July 2015. this growth has been very largely in online sales direct to consumers backed up by flagship retail stores in the uk and usa. The international sales of £88m today represent 51% of total sales. Our vision is "to bring Jermyn Street to the world" and to make Jermyn Street quality shirts available to every man. Our shirts are easily accessible as a result of our ecommerce expertise, our home delivery competence and our ability to offer exceptional value. Our products consist of men's shirts (50% of sales) plus suits, ties, shoes, and other fine quality menswear. CHARLESTYRWHITT SHIRTS LTD The Cottons Centre, Cottons Lane, London SE1 2QG Tel: +44 (0)20 8174 4100 h CharlesTyrwhitt I @ctshirts p charles-tyrwhitt v charlestyrwhitt

Jonathan and William Church

CHEANEY SHOES LTD 69 Rushton Road, Desborough, Northants NN14 2RR Tel: +44 (0)1536 760 383 h Cheaney Shoes I @cheaneyshoes p Cheaney Shoes Limited v josephcheaney

Comline Auto Parts Ltd luton-based comline auto Parts ltd (comline) is a proudly british supplier of replacement vehicle parts operating within the automotive aftermarket. from humble origins back in 1991, comline has established itself as a major force within an intensely competitive marketplace and has now become one of the fastest growing automotive brands in Europe. Comline is a proud recipient of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade this year, an accolade that recognises the organisation’s phenomenal success in overseas markets. In fact, since 2012, Comline turnover in export territories has increased a staggering 300%. The roots of this success lie

Comline Managing Director, Divyesh Kamdar is keen to underline the role of both partners and employees in the ongoing success of Comline: “It is the hard work and dedication of our suppliers, distributors and employees that has helped fuel the Comline fire and push our business forward. Receiving an honour as prestigious as

first and foremost with the brand’s product mission which it applies across a

diverse product range encompassing Filters, Brake Pads, Brake

Discs, Steering & Suspension, Clutch Kits, Water Pumps, Lubricants,


‘The Queen’s Award for Enterprise’ is testament to a collective focus and is a proud moment for all connected with Comline.” Keen to maintain its considerable momentum, there is clear belief that

CV Joints, Hub Assembly Kits andWiper Blades. Throughout this range,

growth can continue; Divyesh Kamdar added: “There is no shortage of opportunity for Comline and our foot remains firmly on the accelerator. Product diversification and the penetration of new markets provide realistic growth opportunities, but I’m equally confident that our valued partners will continue to deliver growth within established markets. These are exciting times!” COMLINE AUTO PARTS LTD Unit B1, Luton Enterprise Park, Sundon Park Road, Luton LU3 3GU Tel: +44 (0)1582 578 888 Fax: +44 (0)1582 578 889 h ComlineAutoParts I @comlineautopart

Comline prides itself on delivering consistent, reliable performance with genuine value-for- money; a recipe has helped establish the brand as a staple for aftermarket businesses throughout Europe and beyond. Comline has forged strong links with export distributors in over 40

countries and these valued partners have each played a pivotal role in propelling the Comline business to new heights.

Comline Auto Parts Luton headquarters

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