HRH The Duke of Kent has presented staff at JTA (Jon Tibbs Associates Limited) the highly prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2018.
The award 2018 “Queen’s Award for International Trade for Outstanding Short Term Growth in overseas sales over the last three years” was presented by HRH The Duke of Kent at JTA’s headquarters in Kent on 1 November.
This is the second time JTA has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade in four years, with the company winning its first in 2014.
HRH The Duke of Kent was accompanied by the Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle MBE for the formal presentation of the award.
JTA Founder and Chairman Jon Tibbs OBE welcomed the guests with a short opening speech, before HRH The Duke of Kent presented JTA with the award.
After being presented with the Queen’s Award by HRH The Duke of Kent, Jon Tibbs said:
“It was an honour to be presented with such a prestigious award from His Royal Highness in the office where JTA officially started 10 years ago.
Today was a truly special day for all the staff at JTA and a reminder to everyone of the value of their dedication and hard work.
This award is a reflection of our commitment and quality of service to our international clients, and we are fully aware that we are only as good as our clients’ success. We are so grateful for their continued loyalty to JTA.
“JTA is incredibly proud to be recognised as a growing British exporter. We are driven by the excitement of new challenges in new parts of the world, and we are determined to continue growing in markets we have yet to explore.”
Since receiving its first Queen’s Award in 2014, JTA has continued to grow its revenue and profits. Over 80 per cent of JTA’s core business comes from work with International Sports Federations, National Olympic Committees, Bid and Organising Committees, sponsors, and professional sports teams. This growth is aligned to the opening of a new JTA office in Los Angeles in 2016, the expansion of the JTA Design business in Alicante and the high number of retained international clients.
To help accelerate further overseas growth, JTA is in the process of opening new offices in Beijing and Lausanne. However, the heart of JTA remains rooted in the local community, with its headquarters based in Kent, where the company was founded nearly two decades ago. The company’s fast-growing core client-facing team is based in JTA’s central London office, where a young staff is dedicated to sustaining JTA’s reputation as a world leader in brand building, communications and international relations within the Olympic Movement and the wider world of sport.