A Congleton company has been given the royal seal of approval, being awarded the highest honour for enterprise in the UK.
TMC Strategic Communications is to receive the King’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its role in international trade.
Based at John Bradshaw Court on Alexandria Way but relocating to a new town centre HQ later this year, the company works with global leaders across the healthcare, Stem, energy and infrastructure sectors to provide communication and creative services.
Its role is to “communicate key messages in relation to specialist healthcare, science and technology innovations”.
Being awarded the royal accolade means that TMC Creative, which employs more than 50 people, will be able fly the King’s Award flag at its office, use the emblem on marketing materials and be given a grant of appointment certificate.
With 70% of its business linked to international trade, TMC’s core clients are based in 19 of the 27 EU member states, with campaign content translated in many languages and viewed in more than 158 countries worldwide.
Despite the dual challenges of covid-19 and Brexit, the company has been able to diversify its digital service provision to navigate the specialist needs of a growing portfolio of international clients.
CEO Tim McCloud (pictured) said: “We feel exceptionally honoured to have been recognised by an institution that is held in such high regard, but it can be entirely credited to the long-standing relationships we have built with our clients and the unwavering commitment of the whole TMC team who have helped us reach this point.
“Since learning of the unrivalled opportunities this award held, we have been on an unbelievable journey to demonstrate our vision, values, and contribution to international trade.
“Knowing that our application has progressed through strict due diligence, a recommendation from Downing Street and ultimately the royal household, fills us with immense pride.”
TMC has been invited to an official reception at Buckingham Palace later in the year.
As reported previously in the Chronicle, planning permission was recently granted so that TMC could develop an “inspiring new creative hub” at the former B&M store on High Street in Congleton town centre.
Due for completion by the end of the year, it will provide modern office space with the aim “to nurture the next generation of passionate creatives and professionals in Congleton”.