Suffolk manufacturer celebrates royal award

A Suffolk manufacturing company is celebrating after receiving a prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise.
Published in UK Director Magazines Summer 2024

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Suffolk-based manufacturing company, Broadwater Mouldings Ltd, has received a prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its excellence in international trade.

The company is one of 252 organisations to be recognised in 2024, as it receives the King’s Award for International Trade in overseas sales over the last three years.

Following the announcement in May, managing director, Matt Herbert, said: “We are incredibly proud to be honoured with this award. It recognises the achievements of the entire Broadwater team, some of whom have worked in, and have been dedicated to, developing the business over decades.”

Founded in 1971 and based just outside Beccles, Broadwater is a design engineering and composites manufacturing company, specialising in supplying high quality, moulded, fibre reinforced plastics (FRP), fabricated and finish-assembled FRP, and vacuum formed components into the medical, industrial, and automotive sectors. It has significantly expanded its manufacturing capabilities and processes in recent years, moving from a simple parts supplier to a strategic design partner for its main customers.

Celebrating growth

Broadwater’s main market is Europe, where one of its key customers is based, although its products are in daily use worldwide. Overseas sales have grown by 90% over the three-year application period, and the proportion of exports has increased to 66% of total sales.

“We have worked extremely hard to achieve the growth we have seen, and this has inevitably presented challenges; every person working at both our manufacturing sites has risen to those challenges. I am extremely grateful to every one of our people and I am looking forward to continuing, with them, to build on our success,” Mr Herbert added.

An emblem of success

The King’s Awards for Enterprise, previously known as The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, were renamed in 2023 to reflect His Majesty King Charles III’s desire to continue the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, by recognising outstanding UK businesses. The award programme, now in its 58th year, is the most prestigious business award in the country, with successful businesses able to display the esteemed King’s Awards Emblem for the next five years.

For more information on The King’s Awards, for Enterprise visit


Broadwater Mouldings Ltd, Benacre Road, Ellough, Beccles, Suffolk, NR35 7XD

T: 01502 719310
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