Xrail Group, a well-respected rail infrastructure partner of choice, has won a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of the company’s outstanding achievements in international trade.
The engineering solutions provider, specialising in challenging rail infrastructure programmes, was recommended for The Queen’s Award for International Trade by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and approved by Her Majesty The Queen.
The London-based SME, with offices in Leeds, Warrington, Spain, and Saudi Arabia, received the award for its outstanding short-term growth and commercial success in international trade over the last three years. Overseas sales have grown by 2281% and the proportion of sales exported increased from under 9% to 73% of total sales.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country. Xrail Group can now use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years and fly The Queen’s Awards flag at its London headquarters.
“We are absolutely thrilled and honoured to receive such a prestigious endorsement for our significant business growth in international markets,” says Munir Patel, Xrail Group founder and CEO, who will attend a Queen’s Awards for Enterprise reception at Buckingham Palace this summer hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales.
“The last two years have been exceptionally challenging for all businesses as we negotiate these unprecedented times.
“Despite this, Xrail Group has demonstrated and proved our capabilities overseas, commitment to bridging the skills gap and this is testament to the expertise and efforts of our 220-strong team who should be extremely proud of their contribution to our achievement.
“Going forward, we will continue to strive to improve transport solutions and passenger experience both overseas and in the UK by delivering safe, high-quality, cost-effective and efficient infrastructure solutions.”
Xrail Group is currently working on two high-profile international projects; delivering the Corrective and Preventative maintenance services for the state-of-the-art Madrid-Levante and Saudi Arabian Haramain high-speed railways’ signalling systems and technical buildings. The company is also providing 24/7, 365 days a year support and service, with teams based at multiple maintenance centres along the railway lines.
Xrail Group was named a Department for International Trade Export Champion in 2020, 2021 and 2022 for sharing the company’s railway expertise in Saudi Arabia.
In the UK, Xrail Group is working with infrastructure owners Transport for London and Docklands Light Railway.
Xrail Group has established itself as a trusted and respected partner of choice, delivering full turnkey services from requirements mapping, survey, design, installation, test, commission, entry into service to maintenance.
Experts in signalling, telecommunications, overhead line and trackside civils, the company specialises in implementing new signalling systems onto legacy infrastructure without disrupting passenger and customer services.
It is using lessons learned, expertise and knowledge gained internationally to help the Great British Railways understand what is required to integrate, operate and maintain digital-ready high-speed rail infrastructure.