Queen's Award Photo

The Queens Awards for Enterprise 2009 - International Trade

Developers of “GSD”, GSD (Corporate) Ltd is UK based with a global user network spanning more than 60 countries. Our core product, “GSD Enterprise”, is aimed at the sewn products industries, which, amongst others, encompasses clothing, footwear, automotive, luggage and furniture sectors, and is deemed the benchmark Pre-determined Time System for this industry sector. “GSD Quest” compliments GSD Enterprise and enables personnel with little or no production knowledge to use the integrity of GSD data to develop, at an early stage in product development, a pre-cost time analysis for any given product.

With customers on all continents, key markets are currently China, Thailand, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and the Americas. As a company, GSD (Corporate) Ltd provides solutions for the manufacturing sector and the retail/brand environment alike, with 98% of the company’s annual turnover derived from export sales. As a product “GSD” provides an important element in product development and the supply chain – whilst also forming an integral part of any professional Product Lifecycle Management process.

Paul Timson, Managing Director, states:

“We are delighted to have had our export achievements recognised by way of this prestigious award. Our core product, GSD Enterprise, has been the industry leader for more than three decades and remains so today. Our new products, including GSD Quest, and our current development plans, will expand our ability to serve the international manufacturing sector and the retailer/brand alike. We thank all our employees, our customers, industry partners, local Representatives and suppliers in their contribution to our global success and for their help in our receiving this most coveted award”

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the UK's most prestigious Awards for business performance. They recognise and reward outstanding achievement by UK companies. They are presented in three separate categories:

  • International Trade - recognising companies that have demonstrated growth in overseas earnings.
  • Innovation - recognising companies that have demonstrated commercial success through innovative products or services.
  • Sustainable Development - recognising companies that have integrated environmental, social, economic and management aspects of sustainable development into their business.

The Awards are made each year by The Queen, on the advice of the Prime Minister, who is assisted by an Advisory Committee that includes representatives of Government, industry and commerce, and the trade unions.

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Apparel and Sewn Products

Supply chain pressure

...brings shorter production runs and design cycles, quick delivery, and smaller margins... meaning traditional methods of product development and manufacture... be that of new or existing products... may no longer be relevant. All this whilst maintaining a high degree of Social Compliance !