Frog Bikes, the makers of lightweight children’s bicycles has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade. It is one of 238 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise announced on Saturday 21st April. Frog has been recognised for its outstanding achievement in international sales, supplying independent bike shops in over 40 countries worldwide. The family run company was set up just 5 years ago by cycling parents Jerry and Shelley Lawson who struggled to find lightweight, well designed bicycles for their two small children. Now with its own factory in Pontypool, South Wales and offices in Ascot, Surrey, the firm employs 50 people in the UK and supplies families with affordable, lightweight aluminium bicycles all over the world.
“To win a Queen’s Award is absolutely fantastic for a business of our size. We are so proud of what our team has achieved in such a short time, introducing a new brand into a mature market and it’s exciting to be recognised for our success” comment Shelley Lawson. “Despite recent uncertainty in the UK’s trading position we export an increasing number of bicycles each year and are determined to continue our export growth. We have seen a surge in demand in North American markets and throughout Europe in recent months.”
Frog is also celebrating winning coveted Red Dot award for the newest additions to its range, the MTB69 Moutain Bike. As chief Frog, Jerry Lawson comments “we put scientific research at the forefront of our bike design to ensure they are built optimally for smaller riders. We are delighted to combine cutting edge research from Brunel University with British design and manufacturing to create jobs in the UK and export our bikes globally.”
Now in its 52nd year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years. Frog Bikes will celebrate its award during a royal reception for Queen’s Awards in the summer.
Posted on: Tuesday 24th April 2018