Runcorn-based TALL Group achieve North West region growth award

TALL Group Fastest 50 Award

TALL Group hits new heights (again)

The TALL Group of Companies has been named as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in Greater Manchester.

The company is listed in the Ward Hadaway Greater Manchester Fastest 50 for 2018, a run-down of the fastest growing businesses in the region put together by UK Top 100 law firm Ward Hadaway.

The Ward Hadaway Greater Manchester Fastest 50 highlights and celebrates the achievements of fast-growing, profitable companies in the region by publishing an annual list of the 50 fastest growing privately-owned businesses across Greater Manchester.

The TALL Group of Companies has made it into the 2018 list after achieving three years of strong turnover growth whilst still remaining profitable.

The TALL Group of Companies will now go forward to the Ward Hadaway Greater Manchester Fastest 50 Awards 2018 on Friday 18th May.

The Ward Hadaway Greater Manchester Fastest 50 has been published every year since 2014 and is compiled and organised by law firm Ward Hadaway, which has offices in Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle.

Paul Johnson Executive Partner at Ward Hadaway’s Manchester office, said: “We would like to congratulate The TALL Group of Companies and every company in the Ward Hadaway Greater Manchester Fastest 50 for 2018 for their successes in making this year’s list.

“The Fastest 50 shows what tremendous companies we have in the region and underlines what a great place Greater Manchester is to do business.”

Martin Ruda, Group Managing Director at the TALL Group of Companies added, “We are delighted to have been awarded this accolade coming on the back of our success in being positioned 6th in the Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 and proudly achieving the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2018 on Her Majesty the Queen’s birthday in April.

We have come a long way as a Group in such as short time. From printing paper cheques, we have moved with the times and now offer a full range of additional products and services with electronic payments solutions, business process outsourcing and cheque scanning fulfilment services driving our growth. Our range of cheque scanners, backed by Digital Check, the world’s largest scanner manufacturer, enables us to enjoy a market leading position as the UK gets to grips with cheque imaging. This listing is a tribute to our hardworking and dedicated staff.”

TALL Group Wins Prestigious Queen’s Award For Enterprise: International Trade

The TALL Group of Companies, the UK leader in the provision of secure paper and electronic payment solutions, is honoured to have secured the UK’s highest official accolade for business success. Her Majesty The Queen has approved the Prime Minister’s recommendation that the organisation should receive a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category this year.

The Queens Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious awards for UK businesses and are globally recognised. Now in their 53rd year, the awards have a long history of recognising exceptional UK businesses. The Queen’s Award to Industry, the scheme’s original title, was instituted by Royal Warrant in 1965, with the first Awards announced in 1966. It later became known as the Queen’s Awards for Export and Technology in 1975, before becoming the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in 1999.

Each entry is judged by a specialist panel that makes a recommendation to the Prime Minister’s Advisory Committee. Her Majesty the Queen then decides the winners, who each receive an official grant of appointment and an invitation to a reception at Buckingham Palace.

This is the second time that The TALL Group has been accorded the Queen’s Award after Hinckley-based Checkprint Limited received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation in 2005 for its cheque printing software applications.

Now operating internationally, The TALL Group successfully exports to over 20 countries, with products ranging from cheques to vouchers and from certificates to ballot papers for elections around the world. The growth of this international trade has established The TALL Group as a market leader for highly secure and top-quality print products and services. This has encouraged organisations around the world to rely on the organisation’s committed workforce in the UK to provide a wide range of secure documents. Indeed, Checkprint have also been contributing to the overall sales success with cheque scanner sales to Eire, the Middle East and Africa.

The TALL Group achieved record sales over the judged period for the award, boosted by an order for 25 million ballot papers for elections in Uganda.

2nd Queens Award for Enterprise win by TALL

Martin Ruda, Group Managing Director, said: “We are thrilled to have won this prestigious award for the second time. This new award recognises companies that have demonstrated significant commercial success through the development of international business for products or services supplied from the UK.

“The TALL Group’s core business is built on printing special cheques and credits and whilst the use of the cheque is changing we have thrived due to our ability to position ourselves in new markets, making use of new technology and developing our business internationally.

“As a Group, we have been able to utilise the collective experience of our teams, based in our three sites, to grow our export sales activity avoiding reliance on one product stream. By being innovative we have not just survived in this business but have also been incredibly successful.

“This new award is a testament to all the hard work and dedication of our staff across the Group and marks their commitment to growing the business both here in the UK and worldwide.”

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Queen's Awards for Enterprise: International Trade 2018