Sophos presented with Queen's Awards

July 10, 2002 Sophos Press Release

Hugo Brunner, the Lord Lieutenant for Oxfordshire with Sophos directors

Sophos's global headquarters was visited today by Hugo Brunner, the Lord Lieutenant for Oxfordshire, to present the company formally with Queen's Awards for Enterprise, rewarding the company for its technical excellence and business acumen.

The Lord Lieutenant is Her Majesty the Queen's personal representative for the county of Oxfordshire, and Sophos was honoured to be visited by him.

Hundreds of Sophos staff grouped together to watch the ceremony as the two Queen's Awards for Innovation and International Trade were presented by the Lord Lieutenant to company representatives.

In the category of International Trade, the Queen's Award for Enterprise has been awarded for Sophos's outstanding achievement in increasing overseas earnings. During the past three years, the company's earnings from international trade have increased by 168%. The judges also praised Sophos's successful establishment of subsidiary companies in the USA, Germany, Australia, France, Singapore, Italy and Japan.

In the category of Innovation, the judges chose Sophos for its achievement in continuously developing and updating anti-virus software specifically designed to protect business networks from malicious attack.

Members of the Sophos board took the Lord Lieutenant on a guided tour of the premises, including the new £32 million high-security research and development centre currently under construction.

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