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Clark Door Limited, a leading manufacturer of specialist door systems based in Carlisle, has been officially presented with one of the most prestigious business awards and highest honours for a UK business, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2020. The awards celebrate the success of exciting and innovative businesses which are leading the way with pioneering products or services.

Winning in the category of International Trade is a tremendous endorsement of Clark Door’s commitment to its international markets; working on world renowned projects such as:

  • The Shed, Hudson Yards, New York – Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, The Shed is a highly acclaimed and innovative Cultural Centre in Hudson Yards, Manhattan, New York City. The Shed produces and presents a variety of performing arts.
  • Lyric Theatre, West Kowloon, Hong Kong – Designed by UNStudio, a theatre for dance and theatrical arts situated in the West Kowloon cultural district of Hong Kong.
  • NEOM Film Studios, Saudi Arabia – NEOM is located in the northwest of Saudi Arabia. NEOM is part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 plan for the future of the Kingdom.

The company now exports to 45 countries worldwide.

Initially awarded in April 2020, official presentations were put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 15 months and numerous lockdowns later, with an optimistic outlook ahead and restrictions beginning to lift, the Lieutenancy Office felt now was an appropriate time to acknowledge the remarkable achievements and work by all those at Clark Door Limited.

The day saw the Lord-Lieutenant for Cumbria, Claire Hensman, joined by her deputy Bryan Gray, visit Clark Door Limited, taking a tour of the factory and the new £3 million research and development centre, construction completed in 2020. The presentation provided a deserved celebration for Clark Door employees having received their well-earned Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2020.

On presenting the award, Claire Hensman, the Lord-Lieutenant for Cumbria said:

“I congratulate Clark Door for its amazing performance. Exporting is what we need and live by, so you’re doing really important work, not just with Cumbria, not just with Clark Door but for UK peers. Thank you very much, many congratulations on your Queen’s Award.”

Managing Director of Clark Door, Andrew Ashley replied:

“On behalf of the Clark Door team, I am enormously proud to receive this award. It is great timing with the UK starting to gain some sense of optimism and economic recovery. Clark Door has invested significantly in its growth plans over the years; recruiting new staff, investing in our incredibly talented people, our products, processes and facilities. This is an opportunity for the team to pause for a moment to reflect on and enjoy the fruits of their hard work.

We have found that new customers like to ask us about our award and what it means because the Queen is so well thought of throughout the world. It gives new customers that added touch of confidence when they choose to work with us for the first time.”

The award will inspire the Clark Door team to continue to expand, working with some of the world’s most eminent architects, developing new and innovative doors for projects all around the globe.

With exciting growth plans, it is an exciting time to be joining Clark Door Limited and the company has numerous vacancies to join its expanding team. The company is currently looking for talented Project Engineers, Service Engineers, Installation Engineers as well as Assembly Workers, Joiners and Fabricator/Welders to join its growing production team.

For more information on Clark Door’s current vacancies, please view our careers page.