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GSD (Corporate) Limited presented with Queen’s Award


(GSD CORPORATE LIMITED, AUGUST 20, 2009) GSD (Corporate) Limited presented with Queen’s Award Employees share in firm’s outstanding business achievement.

GSD (Corporate) Limited, owners and providers of the world renowned “GSD” productivity and costing management system, received a Royal visitor on July 22nd when The Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire visited the firm’s premises in Preston, England, to present the firm with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its outstanding business success.

 GSD (Corporate) Limited won its Queen’s Award in the International Trade category in April this year.  The firm specialises in method management, productivity and predictive costing and serves the international Retail and Manufacturing sectors of the sewn products industries, and was commended by HM Queen Elizabeth II for outstanding achievement in export sales over the past three years.

As a product GSD is used by over 5000 factories in more than 60 countries and accurately and consistently assesses manufacturing methods, times and productivity, whilst simultaneously providing an ethical and auditable approach to Work Measurement and Social Compliance. With over 30 years of business activity, the company has clearly illustrated its integrity.

At the presentation ceremony, all members of GSD (Corporate) Limited were presented with a crystal bowl engraved with The Queen’s Awards Emblem as a symbol of its success and as a grant of Royal Appointment.  In recognition of its outstanding achievement, the company is entitled to use the Emblem in all its marketing and on packaging for the next five years.

Paul Timson, Managing Director at GSD (Corporate) Ltd, comments, “The Queens Award for Enterprise is the UK’s highest honour for business success, so we are extremely proud to have achieved this Royal standard of excellence. The presentation ceremony was a wonderful opportunity to share our success with all GSD’s employees and the award is a clear demonstration not only of their value to the company but also recognition of the quality of the product – GSD – and of course of the confidence shown by our customers, whom we thank wholeheartedly for their commitment to our products and services”

About The Queen’s Awards

 The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s most prestigious Awards for business success. There are four categories of Queen’s Awards – three for business success (International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development) and one for individual achievement in encouraging enterprise and entrepreneurship in the UK.

In April 2009, 194 business Awards were bestowed in the business categories of The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2009.  135 companies won Awards for International Trade, 49 for Innovation and 10 for Sustainable Development.  In addition, 11 individuals received The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion (QAEP)

The Queen’s Awards were originally established in 1966, when they were known as The Queen’s Awards to Industry. In 1976 they were replaced by two separate Awards – ‘The Queen’s Award for Export Achievement’ and ‘The Queen’s Award for Technological Achievement’. A third Award was added in 1994 – ‘The Queen’s Awards for Environmental Achievement’. In 2000, the Awards were renamed The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, and the three categories changed to International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion was added in 2004.


Ben Hanson Ben Hanson is one of WhichPLM’s top contributors. Ben has worked for magazines, newspapers, local government agencies, multi-million pound conservation projects, museums and creative publications before his eventual migration to the Retail, Footwear and Apparel industry.Having previously served as WhichPLM’s Editor, Ben knows the WhichPLM style, and has been responsible for many of our on-the-ground reports and interviews over the last few years. With a background in literature, marketing and communications, Ben has more than a decade’s worth of experience, and is now viewed as one of the industry’s best-known writers.