SkyDemon wins Queen’s Award for exports

The SkyDemon navigation app has won a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade. SkyDemon has increased its overseas sales by 58% over the past three years.

The Somerset based company has been constantly developing SkyDemon since it was launched in 2009 by Tim Dawson, who had just obtained his PPL. It is now the market leader in its industry in Europe.

“It’s been a real privilege to use my software development skills to create a service that enhances safety for tens of thousands of European pilots every day,” said Tim.

“I’m part of a small and dedicated team who are delighted to have won another Queen’s Award. We love proving that even the smallest businesses can have the biggest impact.”

Above: SkyDemon is constantly updating the app with features and reach. Top:  the entire SkyDemon team (Hannah Hart, Louise Southern, Rob Hart and Tim Dawson) at their offices in Frome together with the Queen’s Lord-Lieutenant for Somerset Annie Law and deputy Richard Case.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are in their 55th year and are the most prestigious business awards in the country.  The 2021 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise were announced today (29 April) recognising 205 businesses representing every part of the UK and a diverse range of sectors.

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said, “In the last 12 months, British businesses showed the entrepreneurial spirit that this country is renowned for, continuing to drive social mobility, find new markets to export to and produce innovative products and services.

“I congratulate this year’s winners and I wish every business that applied for an award this year every success in the future as we build back better from the pandemic.”

The full list of award winners is published in the London Gazette which can be downloaded here.


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