Talacrest delighted to celebrate her Majesty's 90th birthday with a Queen's award for International Trade success
The last time John Collins, Chairman of Talacrest, was presented with an award by HRH Queen Elizabeth II, it was on a polo field years ago with his team Talacrest Boxers. It is therefore with great pride that we announce his company Talacrest has been presented with a Queen’s Award for International Trade, one of just 150 companies bestowed with this prestigious honour in 2016, which also marks the 51st anniversary year of the Queen's Awards scheme and her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday.
Talacrest specialises in selling the rarest and most valuable classic cars both at home throughout the UK and internationally. In particular, the company is the world’s leading specialist in selling classic Ferraris, and has sold some truly remarkable cars ranging from the earliest 1950’s road and race models to the latest Classic Ferrari.
Talacrest wins the Queen's Award for International Trade for continuous growth in overseas earnings, which have grown from £433,000 in 2010 to £59.3 million in the year to March 2015, representing just over 41% of the business's total annual earnings.
"I am very proud to receive this honour on behalf of the team at Talacrest. Our international customers represent a significant proportion of our business, and we have sold many cars to overseas clients often without them even visiting our showrooms. Hopefully this award should reaffirm to customers old and new that our position as the leading and most trusted brand in the Classic Ferrari market worldwide is unparalleled. The UK is the centre of the world Classic Car market and it's fantastic to gain official recognition for our endeavours; especially as we believe we are the only classic car dealer to have won the award to date," remarked John Collins.
"We'll hopefully have some exciting news to announce later on this year concerning our overseas trading activities, and although many of our more significant transactions take place outside the public domain for reasons of client confidentiality, it's great for us to able to fly the flag and promote our success.
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate HRH Queen Elizabeth II on her 90th Birthday and would like to think Talacrest can rule at the top of the Classic Ferrari market for as long as her Majesty has presided over the Commonwealth."