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Yeovil firm is only Somerset company honoured with King’s Award

YEOVIL firm Atlantas Marine has been announced as the only Somerset company to receive a prestigious award.

The company, which designs underwater cameras and equipment, has been honoured with a King’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.

Founded in 2000, the firm has been the UK dealer of industry-leading VideoRay ROVs since 2001, supplying in excess of 400 systems.

It also provides subsea offshore inspection services, technical support and training to customers worldwide, working across a range of industries including offshore wind, oil and gas, and defence.

Charlie Foll, managing director and founder of Atlantas Marine, said: “It is a great honour to be recognised in this year’s King’s Award for Enterprise. We have a fantastic and very loyal team of people working at Atlantas Marine, and this award is testament to their experience, skill and professionalism.

“Together we have far exceeded the growth forecast in our current business plan, written with support from the Cranfield Business Growth Programme.

“We hope this award will propel us to further export growth, shining a spotlight on the work we do and helping us to expand our presence in key industries such as offshore wind.”

Atlantas Marine team members celebrating outside the company’s Yeovil offices.Picture: Scott Macintyre Photography

Atlantas Marine team members celebrating outside the company’s Yeovil offices.
Picture: Scott Macintyre Photography

Atlantas Marine is one of 252 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise and the only award recipient in Somerset.

It was recognised for its excellence in international trade, with the company’s overseas earnings growing by more than 300 per cent over a three-year period.

Its overseas turnover rose from 30 per cent of its total turnover to 51 per cent, with key export regions including Central and South America, Asia and Africa.

The King’s Award for Enterprise will be presented to Atlantas Marine by His Majesty The King’s personal representative in the county, the Lord Lieutenant of Somerset.

In addition, a special reception for recipients of King’s Awards for Enterprise will be hosted later this year by His Majesty The King at Windsor Castle.

The company employs 16 staff from its new state-of-the-art, energy efficient offices in Yeovil.

With turnover in excess of £7m – expected to exceed £10m by 2027 – Atlantas plans to further expand its sales and inspection services in the coming years, particularly in the offshore wind sector.

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