ROFFEY PARK WINS GATWICK DIAMOND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AWARD

22 March 2013

Roffey Park Management Institute is the winner of this year's Gatwick Diamond International Business of the Year Award, which is sponsored by The Gatwick Diamond Initiative. The Runners Up are Elekta Ltd and Metricell Ltd.

Roffey Park Management Institute is the winner of this year's Gatwick Diamond International  Business of the Year Award, which is sponsored by The Gatwick Diamond Initiative.  The Runners Up are Elekta Ltd and Metricell Ltd.

Michael Jenkins, Chief Executive at Roffey Park and his team collected the award from celebrity comedian Alexander Armstrong who acted as compere for the gala awards evening and entertained the audience of more than 600 guests at the Effingham Park Hotel.  

As in previous years, the judges had a very tough decision with the International Business Award category attracting strong contenders.  The entries demonstrated that those companies that trade overseas, particularly in the Asia Pacific, are doing well despite the difficult UK economic climate. 

Roffey Park Management Institute is located near Horsham in the Gatwick Diamond.  It was recently voted as one of the top 100 small companies to work for by the Sunday Times. The Institute provides leadership, coaching and organisational development services for many of the world’s leading companies. However, recognising that the volatile trading conditions in the UK and Europe will continue for the foreseeable future, Roffey Park invested £100,000 to research the Asia Pacific market and establish an office in Singapore.  Three years on and the organisation has surpassed its forecast to break even in that period, and is set to post a £1.5m income with a significant operating surplus. 

Judge and sponsor, Rosemary French, Executive Director of the Gatwick Diamond Initiative, says: “In these tough economic times, it is proving difficult to find growth in the UK, and therefore local companies are placing focus on export opportunities.  Roffey Park is not a large business, but it has broken into the Asian market in a way that many SMEs could emulate."

 
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