Leading SaaS-based online events platform WorkCast has been announced as the winner for the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2020.

The UK’s most prestigious business honour is awarded for growth and commercial success in international trade over a three-year period.

WorkCast was founded in Sunderland, with offices in Edinburgh and Seattle. The Queen’s Award comes off the back of tremendous growth and innovation over the past three years – particularly from the organisation’s US-base of operations.

Having set up the US office in 2016, WorkCast has demonstrated outstanding year-on-year growth, becoming an innovative force in the online events industry. A major part of its success is due to its unique webinar and virtual event platform which provides businesses with new ways to run online events, making it easier to have engaging webinar experiences with larger audiences.

WorkCast CEO Stewart Kibby says: “It’s an honour for WorkCast to be recognised as a leader in international trade. WorkCast was a great company with an outstanding product even before our US expansion. The WorkCast platform, Stratus, is an amazing fit for the US market and now increasingly allows us to expand in all international markets”.

“As we grow, we know it’s important to keep innovation and focus at the forefront of our company. We have benefited from our team’s loyalty and the experience gained over a number of years, growing the business from start-up to its current success. Our North East England team have been the bedrock on which the business has thrived. Adding the US and Edinburgh marketing team has allowed us to excel internationally as well.”

VP of Sales (North America) Chris Darch explained: “It’s extremely heartening to be recognised for our success in overseas markets. Since opening our Seattle office in 2016 we have seen incredible interest in our platform across North America. In 2019 alone, our US team achieved year-on-year growth of 50% and we’re hoping to accelerate that in the years ahead.”