Wentworth Wooden Puzzles, which creates its unique handcrafted puzzles from its base in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade for substantial year-on-year growth in overseas sales over six years.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country and winners are personally approved by Her Majesty The Queen. It means that Wentworth will now be able to use the award emblem for the next five years.
Sarah Watson, Managing Director at Wentworth Wooden Puzzles, says: “We’re thrilled and honoured to receive one of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise awards, especially in the Platinum Jubilee year and as the last couple of years have been extremely hard for businesses.
“This is testament to the hard work and resilience of all of our colleagues who have risen to the many challenges, working relentlessly to create our fantastic puzzles and delight our ever growing number of customers.
“Since we were founded in 1991 we have been passionate about creating our unique, high quality, wooden jigsaw puzzles from our Wiltshire factory. We’re now reaching puzzle enthusiasts, of all ages, around the world. We’re so pleased that our hard work in achieving this over the past six years has been recognised and we’re looking forward to building on this into the future.”
Wentworth is one of 226 organisations across the UK to be awarded for their excellence. The awards, which are now in their 56th year, celebrate the success of exciting and innovative businesses which are leading the way with pioneering products or services, delivering impressive social mobility programmes or showing their commitment to excellent sustainable development practices.