There’s much to celebrate here at Lintbells – as we have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for the second time.
In 2006 our co-founders discovered a shared passion and desire to improve the lives of pets through the creation of innovative natural supplements.
Over a decade on, Lintbells has successfully launched several market leading pet supplement ranges that support healthy lives for dogs, cats and horses around the world. Each product uses the highest quality ingredients sourced from around the globe, centring on our proprietary ActivEase® Green Lipped Mussel, which is sourced from sustainable farms off the coast of New Zealand, in partnership with Lintbells.
Today we celebrate a new milestone as we receive the renowned Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category for the first time. This follows The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation, which was awarded to us in 2016 for the development of our marketing leading joint supplement YuMOVE.
To achieve such a prestigious award demonstrates the fantastic growth by Lintbells and success at a global level.
Established in the UK and based here in Weston, Hertfordshire, rapid growth by the business has seen turnover increase by 290% between 2014 and 2016, international trade increase by 106% within the last 12 months, and the expansion to enable export of supplements to over 20 countries worldwide.
This fantastic success has been achieved by a dedicated work force that ‘think global act local’ and work towards the Lintbells philosophy, to help pets and keep them visibly full of life.
John Howie, CEO and co-founder of Lintbells, said: “We’re delighted that our international growth has been recognised by such a prestigious award as this. It’s always been our vision that Lintbells would grow in order to help better the lives of animals across the globe. At the centre of our innovative products is a scientific focus ensuring the effectiveness of all our supplement ranges, which is why our products are so successful at supporting animals achieve a better quality of life.”
This latest award joins a host of accolades; The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 2016 and 2017, The Sunday Times Fast Track Ones to Watch 2015, Pets at Home - ‘Best Multi-Channel Supplier’, Pets at Home – ‘Best VIP supplier award’ and 'Market Mover' category at Growth Accelerator's The Brave & The Bold awards 2014.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise have been operating in various forms since 1966. The awards are announced annually on 21 April, The Queen’s birthday and selected by Her Majesty The Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister, who is assisted by an Advisory Committee that includes representatives of Government, industry and commerce, and the trade unions.