Blackrock Expert Services Receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise
Business recognised for outstanding short term growth in overseas sales over the last three years.
Friday 21 April, 2017 – Blackrock Expert Services has received The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category for its outstanding growth in overseas sales over the last three years. The award will be presented by HM The Queen at a drinks reception in Buckingham Palace later this year.
Blackrock Expert Services is widely recognised as a market leader in the construction litigation/arbitration field, where it provides independent expert witness and other consulting services on many of the highest profile construction and engineering projects around the globe.
Blackrock Expert Services has nearly tripled its turnover from £9.4 million to £25.7 million in the two-year period between FY14 and FY16. International sales in this period have grown from £7.1 million in FY14 to £22.8 million in FY16, representing international sales growth of 221%.
Blackrock Expert Services was established in London in 2009 and now employs over 80 professionals (including engineers, architects, quantity surveyors, and construction managers), who collectively speak 15 different languages.
In 2015, Blackrock Expert Services opened a new office in Dubai to facilitate its service offering in that region. Blackrock Expert Services is continuing to invest in the Dubai office with a number of experienced international transfers from London scheduled to arrive during May 2017.
Blackrock Expert Services is actively pursuing other growth opportunities including: an intensive recruitment drive in London and Dubai; exploring the opening of further new offices in Europe and Asia; acquisitions; and expansion of their overall services offering.
CEO David Barry said “We are delighted by this award, and believe it is a reflection of our single-minded focus on independence, integrity and quality. We believe this focus has allowed us to distinguish our firm in what is a mature yet variable marketplace. Watch this space, there is more to come!”
Blackrock Expert Services would like to thank all our clients for their ongoing support of the business. The Company has never been in a better position to continue providing the highest quality of service on an international platform.