Queen's Award for Enterprise

PKL Wins Prestigious Award for International Trade

PKL was delighted to have receive a Queen's Award for Enterprise in 2009, in the category for International Trade, for work supplying catering and healthcare products to worldwide markets.

The Queen's Awards are the UK's most prestigious awards for business performance and recognise and reward outstanding achievement by UK companies. The Awards are made each year by the Queen, on the advice of the Prime Minister who is assisted by an Advisory Committee that includes representatives of government, industry and commerce, and the trade unions.

This award represents a significant achievement for PKL and the company is proud to receive such a prestigious honour. On receiving the award, PKL Group's Commercial Director, Peter Schad said:

"Receiving a Queen's Award for Enterprise is a great honour for the company. The award recognises our achievements and the hard work undertaken by our staff. PKL really represents Britain at its best abroad!"

PKL Group (UK) Ltd has been trading since 1988 and is the world leader in the sale and rental of modular catering and healthcare systems. The company's products, which include Portable Kitchens, heavy duty catering equipment and operating theatres, are prefabricated in the UK and are quick and easy to export.

PKL's worldwide export earnings have increased by over five times in three years, with main markets including the Middle East, Asia and Africa. This has meant supplying and installing facilities in often dangerous and challenging conditions in countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, DR Congo, Chad and Nigeria.

PKL has supplied to a wide number of major sporting events around the world including temporary dining facilities for the Athletes Village for the last three Olympic Games at Sydney, Athens and Beijing, with each installation providing its own set of unique challenges, which the company has successfully overcome.

Within the UK, PKL is the leading supplier of temporary kitchens and catering equipment for hire, with over 900 Portable Kitchens and over 10,000 items of catering equipment in the company's portfolio.