Interfacio receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise
Friday, 4 June 2021
interfacioIsabelle and Richard Wear
UK - Specialist audio and entertainment technology recruitment business Interfacio has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade, recognising a period of significant and sustained growth in the company’s international business.
Commenting on the award, founder and MD Richard Wear says: "We are extremely honoured to be receiving this award and would like to acknowledge the hard work and commitment shown by our whole team in delivering consistent results for our clients and candidates around the world in what continues to be a fast-changing and often challenging market."
Now in its 55th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the UK, and Interfacio is one of only 205 organisations to be recognised in 2021. The Award for International Trade recognises a period of continuous growth for the company in its non-UK business between 2014 and 2020. During this time, delivery of its recruitment and executive search services across live events, corporate AV, consumer audio and fixed installation markets grew considerably in all of the company’s key international markets, including North America, Europe and APAC. These markets continue to represent over 80% of the company's business.
“Recruiting in international markets requires experience, expertise, and high sensitivity to differences in communication and business cultures," continues Wear. "Recent search project successes for clients in Norway, Denmark, Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Canada and the US illustrate the depth and strength of the capability we now have internationally.”
Isabelle Wear, fellow company director, European business consultant and principal coach, joined her husband Richard in the business in 2012 to focus on building the company's presence and capability across Europe. She says: "Working closely with people, listening to them and understanding the culture of our clients and their businesses, remains at the heart of what we do. So long as we can offer expert, personal support to individuals when they are considering key changes in their career, and we can remain true to them and our client's needs, then the work we do will always be relevant and valuable. Being recognised with this award and with the recent launch of our new inTeams coaching and performance programs, this is an especially exciting time for us."
In recent years, the business added a specialist R&D engineering capability, focusing on critical engineering hiring in Europe and the USA, and has strengthened its Asia Pacific recruitment and search services with APAC now making up approximately one fifth of the company's non-UK business.
Concluding, Richard Wear says: “We would like to acknowledge and thank our many clients around the world for the faith they have placed in us and for their continued support during a period when identifying, attracting and securing the right talent has continued to be one of the hardest challenges for all businesses.”

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