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  • Writer's pictureLinda Andrews - Editorial Assistant, Nuse Online

JJ Smith Receives Prestigious King's Award



Trade Knowsley based JJ Smith has proudly earned a King’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade. As one of only 252 organisations nationally, and one of only four organisations in Merseyside, to receive the award, JJ Smith has been acknowledged as a beacon of excellence in business.


Founded in 1923 and deeply rooted in family values, JJ Smith boasts a legacy spanning four generations and has built up a wealth of experience surrounding international trade within the woodworking industry. With a dedicated team of skilled professionals, the company has established itself as a leader in providing new and used woodworking machining solutions in the UK and overseas by having a close working relationship with suppliers from across the world, enabling them to innovate and develop cutting edge technology.


The company supplies machinery to a wide variety of businesses including offsite construction, shed and garden building manufacturers, door, staircase and window specialists, prisons and local colleges. Through their knowledge of the woodworking industry, JJ smith is able to provide customers with a personal service, offering the most technically suitable and cost-effective machining solutions to meet production requirements and maximise productivity.


Rachael Baker, Managing Director at JJ Smith said:

“What an incredible honour for JJ Smith and our community in Knowsley, Merseyside. As one of only four organisations in Merseyside to receive the King’s Award for Enterprise, we believe it is a testament to the hard work and dedication of every member of our team."

"It’s a recognition of our commitment to excellence and innovation in the woodworking machinery industry, as well as the work we have done over the past few years with the local community to provide more opportunities to young people. As a proud Knowsley business, we believe passionately in the role we play within the community and are keen to help other businesses within the Liverpool City Region to engage with their communities."


The King’s Award for Enterprise, formerly known as the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, is the most prestigious business award in the country, recognising and celebrating business excellence across the UK. It serves as a testament to JJ Smith’s relentless pursuit of business excellence and innovation over the last century. As a recipient of this esteemed accolade, JJ Smith gains the privilege of proudly displaying the King’s Award Emblem for the next five years.


This remarkable achievement underscores JJ Smith’s unwavering commitment to delivering quality and service and remaining at the forefront of innovation in the woodworking industry for many years to come.

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