Awards & Recognition

Payara Services Wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

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Payara has been honoured with the most prestigious UK business award: the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Often called the “Knighthood for Businesses”, the Queen’s Award is also renowned worldwide, with Payara’s award particularly recognising our international success.

Established in 1965, the Awards single out and celebrate the most exciting and innovative businesses in the UK, with the International Trade award specifically aiming to celebrate those delivering impressive results on a global scale.

Payara was recognised for the award due to increasing its annual revenue by 107% over the last three years, with export sales more than doubling from 33% to 75% across 9 countries globally.

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In August 2021, we were presented with the trophy in an official ceremony, welcoming officials from across the Worcestershire region to acknowledge Payara’s success. These included Harriett Baldwin, MP for West Worcestershire; Vice Lord-Lieutenant Brigadier, Roger Brunt CBE; and Robert Elliot, Director of Business Engagement and Development for Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce. This video presents highlights from the ceremony. Read more about it in our accompanying blog.

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber Business Awards

HW CB finalist

The Chamber Business Awards recognises the best of Herefordshire & Worcestershire. They were created to celebrate the achievements of the local business community.

Finalists in:

  • Employer of the year
  • Small business of the year
  • Health and wellbeing employer of the year
  • Exporter of the year

OpenUK Awards First Edition, 2020

Open UK awards

OpenUK advocates for Open Technology being open source software, open source hardware and open data, “Open” in and for business communities across the UK. OpenUK’s Purpose is to develop and sustain UK leadership in Open Technology.

Finalists in:

  • Open Source Software

The Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards

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The 2019 Worcestershire Apprenticeships Awards celebrated the most successful apprentices, schools, training providers and apprenticeship employers across 12 awards.

Finalists in:

  • Small Apprenticeship Employer of the year

The Family Business Awards 2019

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The Midlands Family Business Awards is a charitable initiative that aims to create an ethical, friendly and supportive community for our region’s family businesses.

Finalists in:

  • Best Small Family Business

The Tech Leaders & Summit Awards 2019

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The Tech leaders awards is the UK’s leading celebration of IT and digital leaders driving disruptive innovation and demonstrating value from the application of technology in large organisations.

Finalists in:

  • Open Source Leader of the Year
  • Business leader of the Year – Steve Millidge

The Midlands Business Awards

Midlands business awards

The Midlands Business Awards celebrates the finest business talent the Midlands has to offer. From manufacturers, service providers to universities and young entrepreneurs, we recognise the best business minds in 13 different categories.

Finalists in:

  • International Trade/ Exporter of the Year

Birmingham Tech Week Awards

The Birmingham Tech Week awards celebrate tech leaders and businesses across the West Midlands, UK. They celebrate tech, digital and innovation.

Finalists in:

  • Global Growth
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