The sky’s the limit for two local companies

Stockport Council is sending its congratulations to the APS Group and Laser Quantum after the two local companies were awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Celebrating excellence, the Queens Award for Enterprise is one of the highest awards businesses can receive and is reserved for those who excel in international trade, innovation and sustainable development.

Both Stockport companies were awarded the honour for their international trade having embraced the opportunities that working with partners and clients globally offers them.

World leading experts, Laser Quantum are industry-leaders in the design and manufacture of laser systems. Their innovative technology and products have helped drive forward scientific advances as they partner with both research organisations and industrial laser integrators across the globe. Working across the continents, the company has seen its export business grow significantly over the past three years and new opportunities that will speed up the pace of discovery for scientists have been unlocked. It is for this commitment and its export success that Laser Quantum have received the Queens Award for International Trade.

Also recognised for their International Trade were APS Group. Since starting life as a mailing business 50 years ago the company has bloomed into a truly international marketing and customer communications organisation. With staff speaking over 19 different languages, APS work with global clients from their 25 offices and have fully embraced the opportunities new markets offer them, putting these at the centre of their international business.

Caroline Simpson, Corporate Director for Place at Stockport Council said “I’m delighted that the hard work by Laser Quantum and the APS Group has been recognised by the Queen’s Awards. This is a great honour for them both and is truly deserved.

“We all know that Stockport is one of the best connected locations in the North West, nationally and internationally, and as a result many local companies are seeing their export business thrive. I love hearing about companies using the advantages that being in Stockport offers them to create brilliant success stories for their business.”

There is a range of support available for local companies looking to grow their business on Stockport Council’s website –