Premier Farnell becomes finalist in Awards

Premier Farnell has won the Exporter category and been named a finalist in the Innovation category for Raspberry Pi in the Business Desk Business Masters Awards in Yorkshire.

This prestigious award is a reflection of Premier Farnell’s continued commitment and success in penetrating new and existing markets, acquiring new customers and serving its existing customers. It is recognition of the commitment of its people to increase the global footprint led by web development, localisation and the customer experience.

Judges praised Premier Farnell for its internationalisation strategy which is helping it to penetrate new and emerging markets using its operations in 36 countries worldwide and 29 different local language transactional websites.

Premier Farnell left the competition behind in the Export category from global translation organisation thebigword and Sheffield-based Diamond Dispersions which has developed an innovative range of UV dispersions and dye sublimations. Premier Farnell was also named finalist in the Innovator category for its work on the credit-card sized computer the Raspberry Pi.

Commenting on the award Claire Doyle, Global Head of Raspberry Pi, Premier Farnell, said: “We are delighted to win the Export award and to be acknowledged as a finalist in the Innovation category, the most highly entered category in the Business Desk Business Masters Awards. Internationalising our proposition, increasing our global footprint and ensuring we provide our customers with the best possible experience is at the core of our business strategy. This award is testament to the hard work and commitment of all our employees.”

Held at Aspire in Leeds, around 200 representatives from businesses across the region attended the awards dinner.

About Farnell element14
Farnell element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Bringing together the latest products, services, and development software, all connected to an innovative online engineering community where purchasers and engineers can access peers and experts, a wide range of independent technical information and helpful tools. Whether researching a new technology, designing an electronic product, or looking for parts to repair an existing system, Farnell is the trusted source to find the answers and parts you need to keep your project on the fast track, right from the start.

Farnell element14 is the operating business of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) in Europe.

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Operations in 35 different countries
4,100 employees
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June 2013

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