Diversified and Martin Audio were two of the 205 organizations to receive a 2021 Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
Diversified, the 2016 CI Integrator of the Year and first pro AV integrator to crack the $1 billion revenue level in 2020, was recognized for “excellence in International Trade for Outstanding Short-Term Growth in overseas sales over three years.”
Martin Audio earned a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for its Wavefront Precision optimized line arrays.
“It is a huge honor to be awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade by Her Majesty The Queen,” said Daryl Clarke, senior vice president of Diversified’s EMEA operations. “This award is a true testament to the dedication of our team and partners around the globe.”
With overseas sales growing year on year by 195% over the last three years, Diversified continues expanding their growing global presence, operating worldwide in more than 50 countries.
Its top five markets are the U.S., Ireland, Spain, Germany and Israel with a considerable increase in sales across India, Israel and the U.S.
“Diversified’s commitment to global excellence and meeting all our clients’ technology needs around the world has always been a driving force for the company,” said Diversified president Kevin Collins in the company announcement.
“As the primary hub for all activity in the EMEA region, our London team epitomizes our DNA of not necessarily being the biggest, but the best,” he said.
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Martin Audio is celebrating its 50th year of designing and manufacturing professional loudspeaker systems.
The Wavefront Precision family of optimized line arrays was the first passive system to be able to set the independent coverage goals for three key parameters:
- Audience Area: where sound distribution should be even with respect to volume and frequency response;
- Non-Audience Areas: where sound should not leak in to; and
- Hard Avoid Areas: where sound must not leak at all. The technology within these systems is protected by granted UK patent.
“It’s an honor to win such a prestigious award and very fitting to do so in our 50th anniversary year,” said Martin Audio managing director Dom Harter in the company announcement.
“Wavefront Precision arrays have become our fastest ever selling line array format suitable for both install and live sound applications and the Queen’s Award for Enterprise underlines both its innovation and commercial success,” he said.
Now in its 55th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the U.K., with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years.