Anti-money laundering firm SmartSearch has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
The award recognises businesses which have excelled in international trade, innovation, sustainable development or promoting opportunity and is the highest award for British businesses.
The Leeds-based firm has been recognised in the innovation category for developing its Anti-Money Laundering (AML) verification platform.
SmartSearch’s AML solution brings together individual and business searches for the UK and international markets with automatic Worldwide Sanction and PEP screening. It is already used by more than 3,000 businesses across the world with around 50 new clients coming on board each month.
The company has seen staff numbers grow from seven to 90 and has recently located to a new office in Ilkley.
SmartSearch’s managing director Martin Cheek, said: “We are extremely proud to have been given The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation; it is such a prestigious honour.
“SmartSearch has grown so fast over the past two years; this award really recognises that commercial achievement and is testimony to the hard work and dedication of our staff.”
Pictured (L-R): James Dobson, marketing director; Gareth Allen, operations director; John Dobson, CEO; Fraser Mitchell, technical director and Martin Cheek, managing director.