We're proud to announce that Design Council Trustee, Martin Darbyshire's agency 'tangerine' wins prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.

Graham Stuart MP, Minister for Investment at the Department for International Trade says: 

“I am delighted that tangerine has received the Queen’s Award for International Trade. Over the last 30 years the company has continually looked beyond the UK market to further their brand and seek global success.  Recent research from the UK’s Design Council, The Design Economy 2018, has shown that the total value of exports which relied on the design industry was £48.4 billion in 2015. It is companies like tangerine who make this achievement possible, by marrying the UK’s world class talent in design with hard work.

My department is committed to supporting businesses of all sizes to join tangerine in exporting more, breaking into new markets and generating wealth for our economy”.

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