Frog Bikes win Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Frog Bikes (who make great quality, lightweight kids bikes) have received recognition with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.   The award was for the company’s outstanding achievement in international sales, supplying independent bike shops in over  40 countries worldwide. Frog Bikes was set up just over 5 years ago by Jerry and Shelley Lawson, parents who (like many at the time) were struggling to find lightweight, well designed kids bikes for their two children. They were one of the first companies to realise that parents wanted to be able to buy properly designed, lightweight kids bikes at their local bike shop and not via mail order.

Frog Bikes has been a real business success story – they now have their own factory in Pontypool (South Wales) and offices in Ascot (Surrey), employing 50 people in UK.  Their lightweight aluminium kids bikes are ridden all over the world – I’ve noticed that when I search #frogbikes on Instagram they’re particularly popular in Eastern Europe, Russia and Asia.

Union Jack Frog bike - Queen's Award for Enterprise

Frog Bikes founder, and mum of two Shelley said: “To win a Queen’s Award is absolutely fantastic for a business of our size. We are so proud of what our team has achieved in such a short time, introducing a new brand into a mature market, and it’s exciting to be recognised for our successes. Despite recent uncertainty in the UK’s trading position, we export an increasing number of bicycles each year, and are determined to continue our export growth. We have seen a surge in demand in North American markets and throughout Europe in recent months.”

Not just one award for Frog Bikes

Frog is also celebrating winning a coveted Red Dot design award for the newest additions to its range: the Push The Limits Frog 69 Mountain Bike. As ‘Chief Frog’ Jerry Lawson comments “We put scientific research at the forefront of our bike designs, to ensure they are built optimally for smaller riders. We are delighted to combine cutting edge research from Brunel University with British design and manufacturing, to create jobs in the UK and export our bikes globally.”

Now in its 52nd year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years. Frog Bikes will celebrate its award during a royal reception for Queen’s Awards winners in the summer.

Frog Bikes can be bought from their network of local bike dealers, or on-line at Tredz Bikes and Rutland Cycling

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