Say congratulations to Joseph Joseph. The British product design company has landed a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise – with a little help from SOLIDWORKS.
What are the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise?
Good question. Well, it’s as prestigious as it sounds – the highest official accolade for British businesses.
Each year the Queen awards companies in one of three categories: international trade, innovation or sustainable development. The winners are selected on the advice of the Prime Minister and an Advisory Committee made up of representatives from government, commerce and trade unions.
Let’s just say that if you win a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, it’s a good sign you’re doing things right.
What did Joseph Joseph win?
Joseph Joseph received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade. That means an invitation to a reception held by Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace as well as a crystal chalice and a scroll for the office mantelpiece. Winners are also allowed to use the Queen’s Award emblem in their advertising, marketing and packaging for five years. Not a bad way to get noticed!
Since 2003 Joseph Joseph has grown from a small UK-only business to a successful international brand with offices in France, the U.S. and Japan. Today it is one of the UK’s fastest-growing businesses, releasing around 70 new products per year into 104 markets around the world. Busy, busy.
What does Joseph Joseph make?
Amazing products for the home, that’s what. We’re talking everything from cutlery and colanders to turning tongs and toothbrush holders.
Yet what defines its products is its twist of innovation. Joseph Joseph looks at the humdrum items we use in everyday life and finds ways to make them smarter and easier to use. The result is a roster of classy, clever bits and bobs that make your home a more enjoyable place to live.
Joseph Joseph’s progressive approach to product design is outlined in an oddly entrancing article about how they reinvented the toilet brush.
What’s the connection with SOLIDWORKS?
Glad you asked. Joseph Joseph’s design team has been using SOLIDWORKS since 2010. It’s their go-to tool for everything from concept development, through to production-ready data. SOLIDWORKS is the engine that helps design, prototype and produce those 70 new products per year.
Here’s to the future
By now you may not be surprised to hear that Joseph Joseph is no stranger to awards. In fact, they have scooped no fewer than 11 Red Dot Design Awards. Better start trying to find some room for that chalice from Buckingham Palace. Here’s to the continued success of Joseph Joseph and lots more awards.