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TPS Global Logistics receive the King’s Award for Enterprise

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On 16th May we welcomed His Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Kent, The Lady Colgrain who joined us to formally present our Kings Award for Enterprise in International Trade for 2023. She was joined by Mrs Louise Bryant, a Deputy Lieutenant of Kent and Cadet Sergeant Owen Gehrke de Rose.

The King’s Award is considered one of the highest accolades for business success, and the achievement feels even more special, being one of the first King’s Award winners, having previously won the Queen’s Award in 2015 and 2018.

TPS Global Logistics is one of only 2 Kent companies and 148 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise.

This success is not a result of luck or chance, it is down to the efforts of our dedicated team and the continued support we receive from our customers, overseas agents, suppliers, friends, and family….. for this we will always be grateful.

The formal ceremony included presentation of the King’s Award Trophy and Grant of Appointment. This was followed by a tour of our warehouse facilities and an informal celebration with TPS staff, friends and family.

TPS warehouse tour with dignitaries TPS office facilities


In addition to the Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, local dignitaries in attendance included Hazel O’Boyle and Janet Edwards from the Government Department of Business and Trade; Roger Gough, Leader of Kent County Council and Jeremy Whittaker, Strategic Economic Regeneration Manager Tonbridge and Malling.

It was very memorable day, thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Established in 2003, TPS Global Logistics has expanded rapidly over the last 20 years, adding new services and facilities. Over the period 2019 to 2022, overseas sales grew by 109%. We currently employ 58 people, services include international freight forwarding, supply-chain logistics, warehousing, ecommerce fulfilment and UK and European transport.

TPS Global Logistics Managing Director Matt Smith has been appointed an Export Champion by the Department of Business and Trade (DBT) for the 6th consecutive year. His role is to share his export advice and expertise with UK businesses looking to expand overseas sales or embark on their export journey. This is part of the Governments Export Strategy to create economic growth and hit the £1 trillion mark for UK exports before the mid-2030s.

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