We are delighted to announce to our friends, clients and associates that Her Majesty the Queen has approved the Prime Minister’s recommendation that our company should receive a Queen’s Award for International Trade.
As all my clients know, I am passionate about my business and how we conduct our work. It is vitally important to me that the business is the absolute best at what it does within in the market place, and that has always meant establishing the same reputation around the world as the one we have worked hard to build in the UK. So, it is with immense personal pride that I am able to announce that we have just been awarded the highly prestigious Queen’s Award for International Trade.
I have now worked in this industry for over 20 years, and when I set up Tom Hartley Jnr Limited four years ago, my sole intention was to build on my decades of experience to ensure that my new venture would be a world-leading operation. I have great people in my team and, over the years, we have worked very hard to become one of the most highly regarded and best-known names in the collector car market.
When we first opened our doors in 2014, our aim was to be the place to buy or sell a significant classic or performance car, and our track record over these past four fruitful years demonstrates the direct impact we have had on bringing many of the world’s most significant cars to market. Our reputation is built on the amazing results we have been able to achieve at the highest end of the market, and we are proud to provide our services to numerous clients from all corners of the globe. From our private showroom in Derbyshire, we have worked hard to establish a true global reach, with overseas markets extending from the USA to New Zealand. Our overseas sales have grown from £14.5m to £33.3m, which represents an astonishing overall growth of 130 per cent.
I would like to personally thank all of our clients who have contributed to the success we have enjoyed since our launch. We enjoy a high percentage of repeat business, and our clients’ loyalty does not go unnoticed. Of course, we are always meeting new clients as well, people who put their faith in our business based on our reputation, and it is a delight for us to assist each one of you in buying and selling the cars of your dreams. We are looking forward to another fantastic year and are excited to continue to have the privilege of handling some incredible cars, which is, after all, the passion that unifies us all within the industry.