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
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
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.