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21 April 2009

Cambridge Consultants awarded Queen's Award for Enterprise

Accolade awarded in recognition of company’s strong growth in international trade

Cambridge Consultants has been awarded a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category, in recognition of the strong growth of its export business.

The company, which celebrates 50 years of business next year, has offices in both Cambridge, UK and Boston, Massachusetts and is part of the Altran Group, the European leader in Innovation Consulting. Its 300 engineers, scientists and designers create innovative technology-based solutions for the medical technology, consumer, transport, wireless and cleantech industries. In 2008, exports accounted for more than 70% of the company’s business, an achievement based on its reputation for helping clients - from start-ups to blue-chip multinationals - get their products to market fast and gain competitive advantage.

Commenting on the award, Dr. Brian Moon, CEO of Cambridge Consultants, said: “We are delighted to have been honoured with this most prestigious award. Our international trade, which is based on our reputation for delivering quality, has increased significantly in recent years. I think it demonstrates that companies requiring innovative product development, wherever in the world they are, will seek out UK excellence. This award is a mark of quality, and reflects the effective work and expertise of our 300 staff.”

Between 2004 and 2008, 10 Cambridge-based companies have received a Queen’s Award, three of which - Cambridge Silicon Radio, Inca Digital and Xaar - were originally spun out from Cambridge Consultants. Collectively, Cambridge Consultants and its numerous spin-outs have been pivotal in the creation of wealth and jobs, and in the evolution of a world-class technology hub known colloquially as the ‘Cambridge Phenomenon’.

Notes to editors

Cambridge Consultants develops breakthrough products, creates and licenses intellectual property, and provides business consultancy in technology critical issues for clients worldwide. For more than 50 years, the company has been helping its clients turn business opportunities into commercial successes, whether they are launching first-to-market products, entering new markets or expanding existing markets through the introduction of new technologies. With a team of more than 450 staff, including engineers, scientists, mathematicians and designers, in offices in Cambridge (UK), Boston (USA) and Singapore, Cambridge Consultants offers solutions across a diverse range of industries including medical technology, industrial and consumer products, digital health, energy and wireless communications.

Cambridge Consultants is part of Altran, a global leader in innovation and high-tech engineering consulting which supports companies in the creation and development of their new products and services. With a staff of over 21,000 employees in more than 20 countries, the Group generated revenues of €1,633m in 2013. For more information visit: www.altran.com

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the UK's most prestigious Awards for business performance. They recognise and reward outstanding achievement by UK companies in three separate categories including ‘International Trade’, recognising companies that have demonstrated growth in overseas earnings. For more information, visit: www.queensawards.org.uk/business/business.html

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Debbie Mayhew
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