HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Presents AC PLC the Queens Award for International Trade


HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis was delighted to present AC PLC with the Queens Award for International Trade during her visit to their Marston Moretaine headquarters on 13th March 2019.

The Lord-Lieutenant was greeted by Andrew Laing, CEO and founder of AC PLC and offered an overview of the company’s activities and award winning performance.

Founded in 1987 as a flooring contractor, AC PLC was intent on establishing itself as a brand synonymous with quality, safety & delivery. Charting its meteoric rise from a turnover of £1m in 2006, to the present, where collectively the company is on target to turnover £110m in the current trading year, the completion of AC’s first international Data Centre project in 2015 set in motion the expansion of the company from a UK based flooring contractor, to an international specialist façade & interiors contractor, delivering projects exceeding £50m in value across Europe.  

AC PLC’s overseas earnings have increased year on year over a six year period, rising over the period by over 1000%. Overseas sales, as a percentage of total sales, have also risen from 11% to 53%. They now have major projects in Ireland, Holland, Denmark and Trinidad.  

Following introductions to AC PLC staff and a tour of their headquarters, the Lord-Lieutenant said of her visit “I’m delighted to be able to present this prestigious award to AC PLC for their continuous growth in overseas sales across the last six years.  It has been a delight to meet the dedicated and hardworking staff of this impressive local company and learn more about their global ambitions.”  

Andrew Laing said “Receiving this award is validation of the hard work and dedication of our staff and demonstrates to existing and future clients our commitment to delivering quality and efficiency.  Our location here in Marston Moretaine provides a beautiful place to work with the essential connections necessary to run a global business”.

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