Digital mixing console manufacturer DiGiCo has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category. This is the first time DiGiCo has won the award in this category, having previously received an award in 2005 in the Innovation category. The current award has been granted for almost doubling its overseas earnings and exporting the vast majority of its products since its incorporation in 2002.
“As a UK company, manufacturing in the UK, it’s especially gratifying and significant to be recognised by Buckingham Palace and the board of the Queen’s Award Office in this way,” says DiGiCo managing director, James Gordon. “It’s testament to the strength of the DiGiCo team and to all our international partners, who have worked extremely hard to help us achieve this. We couldn’t have done it without them.”
DiGiCo’s first digital console was the D5 Live, which helped to revolutionise the way engineers think about mixing audio. Since then it has developed Stealth Digital Processing, which is utilised in the current SD Series and has taken the concept of digital mixing forward by a quantum leap, increasing functionality, processing power and audio quality, and establishing the company as a market leader.
“We’ve worked very hard to ensure that our products satisfy the needs of the engineer,” continues Gordon, “and that we provide excellent after sales service. Again, this is testament to our international distribution partners, who offer the same high quality of training and support to their customers as we do directly at DiGiCo.”
Following a reception to be hosted by Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace in July, a local, formal presentation of the award will take place at DiGiCo.