BMT Defence Services (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has been recognised with the honour of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category.

BMT Defence Services is an independent maritime design and consulting engineering company based in Bath, Weymouth and Fareham. Drawing on its long history of customer-focused delivery and innovative design, the company has been successful in securing a number of overseas contracts in countries such as South Korea, Turkey and Australia.

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is one of the most prestigious business awards in the UK. BMT has gone to great lengths to achieve export success, investing in the development of strong international relationships, founded on its excellent reputation in the UK for design and consulting engineering. BMT’s approach relies on a strong focus on customers’ needs, and close, trusted relationships that enable project success.

In engaging with overseas markets, BMT has risen to the government’s export challenge, demonstrating that outstanding results in testing economic times can be achieved, helping to reduce the UK balance of trade deficit and creating jobs within local economies. This also creates a win-win situation for its customers and BMT as the company’s skills and expertise gained from its overseas endeavours further benefit its UK customer base.

Muir Macdonald, managing director of BMT Defence Services, comments: "We are delighted that our work is recognised by this prestigious award. The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is fantastic recognition for our teams across the company who have been developing and delivering our international business for several years.

"BMT is a successful and expanding company that is winning contracts across the globe in the face of stiff international competition. Our success enriches our capability and the careers of our people. It enables us to further improve our service to all our customers, including our major UK clients at home.

"We shall continue to develop our international business into other nations as we spread our reputation for the highest quality design and engineering founded on close, trusted relationships."