Having won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2010 in the Innovation category, digital signage firm ONELAN recently received a visit from the Queen’s representative The Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, Tim Stevenson, accompanied by two of his cadets, Tim Nye and Jonathon Holroyd.Following a tour of the premises and a short presentation from David Dalzell, ONELAN’s Founder and Managing Director, the Lord-Lieutenant enjoyed a buffet lunch provided by local company Absolute Delights with ONELAN staff, the Mayor of Henley Councillor Mrs Jennifer Wood and the Vice Chairman of South Oxfordshire District Council Councillor Felix Bloomfield.
This award will undoubtedly take pride of place in the company’s already considerable array of awards. In 2009, despite a challenging economic climate, the company saw sales growth of over 19%, representing a 27% increase in unit sales and continued profitable growth for the fifth consecutive year.
Exports were largely responsible, with sales turnover up from 18% to 30% as ONELAN continues to extend its global reach.
David Dalzell, ONELAN’s Managing Director told us “We are of course delighted to receive this award. The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is a very welcome recognition of the effort put in by our various teams to fulfil the whole product lifecycle for a leading edge set of products. We are proud to be able to create new products and grow profitably into a new world-wide market.”
Having established itself as a leading provider of Digital Signage to the Education sector, the company now plans to expand its product portfolio to address markets such as Retail and Health that require Enterprise Class solutions.