Twinkl, a Sheffield based company, has been presented the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.
Mr Andrew Coombe HM Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire – The Queen’s personal representative – presented the company with their Citation and award Symbol (a cut glass vase) after it being conferred last April.
Founded in 2010 by Jonathan and Susie Seaton, Twinkl offers over 525,000 resources, including lesson packs, planning, assessment and display materials, with content added daily. With a team of more than 490 members worldwide, many of whom are ex-teachers, Twinkl is now used by over 4 million people, in over 170 countries, as a trusted provider of high-quality curriculum mapped educational content.
In September, Twinkl also launched the first-ever multi-player augmented reality product ‘Little Red Coding Club’ which follows the English National Curriculum for coding. It can be used anytime and anywhere and not just part of IT lessons.
The Queen’s Award is the UK’s highest accolade for business success, recognising companies for outstanding achievement in International Trade, Innovation, Sustainable Development and Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility).
Jonathan Seaton, CEO at Twinkl, said: “In terms of recognition, this award is like rocket fuel. It is an internationally respected accolade and we hope this will help Twinkl break into new markets.
“It’s a true reflection of the brilliant work our teams do on a daily basis to make a real difference in helping teachers around the world.
“I really can’t overstate the significance of winning this award – it’s incredible!”
The Lord Lieutenant, said: “This is the sort of things that puts [South Yorkshire] on the map, in leading the way.”
“It’s just wonderful to see the smiling faces, the enthusiam, the passion and briefly to be given a birds eye view of the ability, creativity, ingenuity and professionalism of Twinkl.”
Twinkl headquarters took the afternoon to celebrate the presentation, with an afternoon tea party that Her Majesty The Queen could be proud of.