Vehicle tracking specialist Quartix Ltd has won the 'growth' award at the Powys Business Awards for the second year running. The business, which has grown its workforce to over 90 people in 13 years, received the accolade at the 2014 Powys Business Awards ceremony, attended by 300 guests.
Established in 2001, the company has boosted annual turnover to £13 million following 60% sales growth in 2013, and has continued a global expansion by entering the US market with an office based in Chicago, Illinois.
Andy Kirk, sales and marketing director at Quartix, said: “We are delighted to win this award considering the strength in our category. It's all down to the dedication and hard work of the team. We have grown significantly this year following investment in the French and American markets. We started our activity in the USA in April and are already selling to more than 40% of the American states. The award is brilliant for giving the company a greater local profile, which is important for us a growing business as it helps us attract top quality staff.”
The awards, organised by Mid Wales Manufacturing Group and sponsored by Powys County Council, recognise and celebrate business excellence at all levels in Powys. “Quartix's growth has been sustained and is projected to continue into the future as new markets are developed,” said one of the judging panel. “Management of this change has also been impressive with a clear strategic focus, strong leadership and a dedicated team of employees.”