John Packer Ltd. received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category. The Queen’s Award is the highest official United Kingdom award for British business.
John Packer, a brass and woodwind musical instrument retailer which has been in business for more than 40 years, demonstrated substantial international growth in overseas earnings and commercial success within the MI manufacturing and retailing sector during the last four years.
The core success is owed to the increased international trade of the company’s manufacturing division, bearing the name of the company founder John Packer. JP Musical Instruments are exported worldwide to a network of more than 300 music retailers.
“The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is highly prestigious and globally recognized, so we are very proud of how the company has forged an international presence, from a humble instrument repair service, said Rob Hanson, director of John Packer Ltd. “It’s also of huge personal pride to John Packer that instruments which bear his name are used so widely by education services, all manner of bands and professional players from Taunton to Tonga, the Midwest to Moscow, Ireland to Iceland.”
With the increased notoriety of the brand, John Packer Ltd. has successfully collaborated with other international manufacturers, such as Smith-Watkins, whom supply instruments to the Ministry of Defence, Michael Rath Trombones, Sterling Musical Instruments and Taylor Trumpets.
“Our passion and commitment to customer service and longevity are paramount to our success and growth. But we’re also keen to keep expanding our range and building on our successful design collaborations so that we can continue to serve a universal desire to make music,” said Hanson.
The Lord-Lieutenant of the County, Her Majesty The Queen’s local representative, Anne Maw, will present the Award to the John Packer. The company directors will also attend a reception at Buckingham Palace this month.