It's nice to be noticed. We're tremendously proud to have won these awards.
This is the second Queen’s Award we’ve received following a win in 2009. It is the highest accolade for business success in the UK and given to companies recommended to HM The Queen by the Prime Minister. The award recognises our growth and innovation and our role in helping thousands of SMEs around the world trade across borders.
We are thrilled to be chosen as the leading customer-facing service business in Europe by the European Business Awards. This is a major accolade for us and our country as The European Business Awards programme is widely recognised as one of the toughest competitions in Europe.
We are proud to have won the 2013 UK Customer Experience Award in the Financial Services - Banking and Investment category. We beat Barclays, HSBC, RBS, Yorkshire Building Society and Allen International to the prize that celebrates and promotes exceptional customer service.
The Sunday Times ‘International 200’ list, compiled in partnership with HSBC, ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales. We’ve been a regular on the list over the past couple of years and in 2016, we were proud to be placed at number 7, the highest ranking for a financial services company!
Following multiple years of consecutive growth, World First UK regularly appears in the prestigious Real Business Hot 100 list, which recognises the UK's fastest growing businesses. We've now appeared on the list four times; in 2015 we were listed at no. 31 ahead of some other well-known privately-owned brands like the Design Museum, Wahaca and Bet365.
We're delighted that the hard work of our team was recognised with this award in 2012. Our entire company ethos is based on placing the client experience at the centre of the business so it was fitting to win the Customer Focus category.
This was our first National Business Award.
We were awarded this accolade at the 2010 Fast Growth Business Awards. They're held in conjunction with Growing Business magazine as an independent scheme to recognize and celebrate the UK's fastest growing businesses.
Once again in 2015, we were recognised in the Sunday Times Best Companies Guide, with a First Class accreditation. We were named in the 100 Best Small Companies to Work For in 2013, achieving a Three Star Accreditation in 2013. Also we received an Outstanding accreditation (Two Star) in 2011 and a First Class (One Star) accreditation in 2010.