Queen's Award for PCL Ceramics. Picture: Tony Jones

A King’s Lynn company has been presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.

The Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk Richard Jewson, visited PCL Ceramics to make the award on Wednesday.

He was joined by North West Norfolk MP Henry Bellingham and Deputy Lord Lieutenant Linda Raker for the ceremony.

PCL, part of the KL Technologies Group based at Estuary Road, won the award after increasing overseas earnings by 180 per cent in three years.

“Companies like yours are essential to our county in helping promote economic growth and in turn, more employment opportunities,” said Mr Jewson.

PCL was formed in 2003 after a management buyout and operates across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Australia.

It also has a site in Barnsley, Yorkshire.

“We are delighted to be receiving the Queen’s Award and welcoming our guests to our factory on what is a proud day for all our staff,” said PCL’s Mark Butler.

Other guests included West Norfolk Mayor Barry Ayres and representatives from the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce.