Furniture design and manufacturing company naughtone has received a prestigious business award.

Based in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, it has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade after expanding rapidly to accommodate international growth.

To effectively access a global market, the business began manufacturing in North America, supporting its approach to sensible lead times, pricing and the environment.

Matt Welsh, naughtone sales director, said: “It’s with a great deal of pride that I announce that naughtone has been awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise.

“We are specifically being recognised for our success in International Trade, which is an area of our business that is particularly close to my heart.

“Over the past five years we have made significant steps to becoming a truly global operation so this award recognises the hard work of our colleagues and partners, and the trust of our clients and their belief in our products.”

Founded in 2005 by three industry professionals, naughtone has products available on a global scale, working with the likes of Amazon, Etsy and Google.

The product range is 100% unique to naughtone, having been designed in house or specifically commissioned.

On display throughout North America, Asia, EMEA and even as far afield as Australia, the range consists of seating, table and storage products and attempts to cater for the most commercial furniture demands, away from the desk and task chair.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious awards for UK businesses, recognising and celebrating business excellence across the UK.

naughtone will celebrate its award during a royal reception for Queen’s Awards winners in the summer.