03 Jun Racing Legend, Nigel Mansell, praises Ultimotive of Colchester, ahead of their royal meeting at Buckingham Palace
Ultimotive Ltd today announced that the company is preparing to visit Buckingham Palace next week to receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, in recognition of the company’s excellence in international trade.
Ultimotive develops, manufactures, markets and supplies innovative chemical cleaning products for the global automotive industry. Founded in 2003 by Managing Director Andy Smith, the company supplies major brands under licence including Williams F1, MotoGP, Michelin, Turtle Wax Pro, Stayzon and its own label Caiman.
Nigel Mansell, CBE (Winner Formula One World Championship (1992) and the CART Indy Car World Series(1993)), heaped praise on the brand: “Huge congratulations to the team at Ultimotive on receiving the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for their great successes in international trade. I first became involved with Ultimotive in 2015 when I chose to be the brand ambassador for their Williams Racing™ brand. Since then, I’ve seen Ultimotive go from strength to strength – on a global scale. The brand direction is innovative and the team is dynamic. Ultimotive is the one to watch for professional car care products.”
Ultimotive Managing Director, Andy Smith commented “To be recognised in such a prestigious way, by meeting members of the royal family, is a great reward for our efforts with international trade. Who would have thought that this company from Colchester, that I founded in 2003, would grow phenomenally and its brands would be known all over the world from professionals to household consumers?”
Employing thirteen staff at its Colchester headquarters, Ultimotive has a passion for inspiring and innovating – serving the world’s most ambitious brands in the car care sector.
Conservative MP for Colchester, Hon. Will Quince MP, supported the application for the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and has taken an active interest in the company. He commented, “Congratulations to the team at Ultimotive. This award is not only excellent news for the company, but also for Essex as it illustrates the quality of commercial manufacturing in this part of the UK. The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is a true accolade and is a perfect platform for the company to continue to grow internationally”.