Eos Risk Management, based in Staffordshire, is a finalist in the International Trade Award in the Sentinel Business Awards and the Queens Awards, which recognise achievements in international trade.
The double nominations are a boost for the company, which is already acknowledged as one of the top 10 global maritime security, consultancy and training firms. Eos is being recognised for its hard work and efforts both overseas and locally and the awards signify the company’s strength and growth.
Director David Johnson, who presented at a UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) meeting last week, said: “We are delighted to be finalists.
“The International Trade Award celebrates the fact that of Eos’s combined annual turnover, over three quarters of our business is overseas. We are proud of our achievements and our international work but also remain committed to the local community. In addition to the awards, it’s an exciting year for us with brand new training facilities being established, new courses planned and gaining increased market share.”
He said Eos was also going for several quality standards and process accreditations this year to run alongside its phenomenal growth.
The Sentinel Business Awards are sponsored by UKTI and the European Regional Development Fund. Winners will be announced on 27th March at Kings Hall in Stoke on Trent.
Winners for the Queens Awards for Enterprise, highly prestigious awards for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of Innovation, International Trade and Sustainable Development, will be announced on 21st April.
Eos are securing new contracts overseas on a weekly basis and also train more than 800 candidates each year. Founded six years ago to help ex-military personnel make the transition into the security industry, the company diversified into supplying the services of fully-trained operatives as well.
Their new Vessel Protect Officer course, unique to industry and recently approved by the MoD, is set to see training take-up increase further and overall and they are predicting a 50% increase in business this year.
Previous accolades for Eos include a UKTI Small Exporter of the Year Award.