Family Owned local business Gretna Green Ltd, which includes The Famous Old Blacksmiths Shop and Museum, Gretna Hall Hotel, Smiths At Gretna Green Hotel, Greens At Gretna Green Hotel, has been officially awarded the internationally recognised and highly coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category for ‘International Trade for outstanding growth in overseas sales, today.
This prestigious award has been given to Gretna Green in recognition of their outstanding, short-term growth in global sales to overseas customers, over the last three years (2017-20), relative to the business size and sector; both online and in their retail attraction.
A Spokesperson for Gretna Green Ltd Said “We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you, not only to our colleagues for their exceptional hard work in helping us to achieve this award, but to you our customers worldwide for choosing to visit and shop Gretna Green.”
On winning the award, Compant Chairman, Alasdair Houston said:
“To win the UK’s most prestigious business award is a real morale boost for our team at a time when it has never felt more welcome, and it makes us even more determined to continue to elevate our brand, showcase Gretna Green to the world and celebrate and promote the unique culture of Scottish and UK Tourism. This prestigious award belongs to all my colleagues at all levels and in all divisions in our family business whose talents, commitment and loyalty I appreciate and for which I am grateful every day.”
Chief Executive, Isabel Rhodes, has said:
We are so proud and honoured to win this award and to be recognised for the achievements of the team here at Gretna Green, developing our business growth and our brand presence internationally. Our ongoing growth continues to support our current and future job opportunities within the region and the community. This award is internationally recognised, and it is a real honour to receive the award – The award will be shared with everyone at Gretna Green Ltd, who has helped make the business an international success.”