Drive System Design receives its Queen’s Award

DSD has been officially presented with its Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade

Drive System Design (DSD) has been officially presented with its 2020 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in International Trade following delays due to the pandemic. The award recognises the sustained growth of the company, which over the three years prior to the pandemic achieved substantial year-on-year growth with overseas sales rising 155%.

“We are delighted to be presented with such a prestigious award and I am hugely proud of everybody at the company, without them, this would not be possible,” said Mark Findlay, Managing Director of Drive System Design. “The award goes someway to reflect the amazing achievements of our team, who are developing state-of-the-art electric propulsion technologies. They are directly contributing to a greener more sustainable future, right here in Warwickshire.”

Tim Cox, His Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire, and the Royal Family’s representative for the area said, “Warwickshire is at the heart of the automotive industry in the UK and Drive System Design is an excellent example of top British engineering in the area. The Queen’s Awards are the highest honours for a UK business and bring with them a great level of credibility and prestige. Drive System Design is thoroughly deserving of this accolade.”

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, the most prestigious business award in the UK, was established in 1965. The International Trade category recognises outstanding growth in overseas earnings and rewards companies for demonstrating steep year-on-year growth internationally. The Awards celebrate the success of exciting and innovative businesses that are leading the way with pioneering products or services.

DSD is at the leading edge of British engineering, developing next-generation electrified powertrains for the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers and global Tier 1 suppliers. The company employs 80 people at its headquarters in Leamington Spa, which has grown by more than 10% in the last 12 months alone. Internationally it has 120 employees, with a technical centre in North America and locations in Asia and Australia.