The Queen’s Award for International Trade has been handed to Berkeley Engineering Consultants (BEC), a single access point for specialist engineering services for the global oil and gas sector. This is a major achievement for the company as only 200 companies have been recognised for these Awards out of more than 4 million that had registered.
“Winning The Queen’s Award represents another major milestone in our journey. We have built our success on offering an innovative and flexible approach to supporting our clients who are some of the world’s biggest oil & gas companies. Key to that is being physically close to them and we continue to open offices in strategic locations to support their needs. A very special thank you to each of the employees and their families for their belief in the owners and their ideals,” said BEC’s CEO, Irteza Piracha.
The Queen’s Awards take place once a year and are the most prestigious awards for UK businesses, recognising outstanding achievement among UK-based companies in four categories which also include Innovation, Promoting Opportunity (through Social Mobility) and Sustainable Development.
One of just a handful of organisations supporting the oil and gas sector to have been recognised in The Queen’s Awards this year, BEC is a strategic partner to major names in oil and gas including Saudi Aramco and their joint venture partners, providing process engineering services which enable its clients to select the safest, most efficient and cost-effective designs for their processing facilities. Its activities encompass extraction, refining, petrochemical and petrochemical processing projects.
Based in London with an engineering office in Reading, BEC employs engineering specialists delivering high value optimal cost driven client solutions. It operates from facilities worldwide including Saudi Arabia, India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan and South Korea, and opened a new dedicated office in Oman earlier in 2019 to support this rapidly growing market.
Now in their 53rd year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the UK, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years.
BEC will celebrate its award during a royal reception for Queen’s Awards winners in the summer.