• Monday, January 30, 2023


Queen’s Award for International Trade for wholesaler Star Pacific UK

(L-R) Gajraj Singh Rathore, Shyam Bajaj, Satyam Ahuja, joint chief executives of Star Pacific UK Ltd

By: Pramod Thomas

WHOLESALER Star Pacific UK Ltd has been honoured with the UK’s most prestigious award – The Queens Award for Enterprise, often referred to as the ‘Knighthood for Businesses’.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise is the highest official UK awards for British businesses, where Awardee is recommended by the Prime Minister.

The Award Ceremony will take place at Buckingham palace and will be hosted by the Queen.

Operating from it’s headquarters in Hayes, London, Star Pacific UK Ltd is one of the the fastest growing FMCG export wholesalers.

The company has prospered greatly in last 10 years through investment in personnel and infrastructure to offer best service possible and help meet the growing demand for British goods in the export markets.

Specialising in wholesale of UK manufactured goods and established brands, they are trying to showcase the best of Britain to the wider world in selling high quality products. Offering a full process of whole supply chain has been a key attribute to growth with specialist staffing dedicated to every stage in the process.

Their motto of ‘Complete Source and Solution’ is what may set Star Pacific apart from competition, handling all manufacturer contact, logistics and financial aspect of request while working towards a high service level and delivering consumer value and product distribution.

Star Pacific have demonstrated substantial year-on-year growth with a 263 per cent increase in overall turnover and an even more impressive 550 per cent growth in overseas sales across a three year period. The company wins the Queen’s Award for International Trade for Outstanding Growth.

“Our success did not come overnight – this is a culmination of years of hard work and we proud of what team Star Pacific has managed to achieve. This award is for them and an acknowledgement of their ingenuity, work ethic, and unwavering support,” the company said in a statement.

Team Star Pacific – Gajraj Singh Rathore, Shyam Bajaj, Satyam Ahuja, David Wyllie and Sean Scrimger – said they are incredibly honoured and consider this as their most proudest moment, that the company has won the most coveted Queens Award for Enterprise 2021, and thank “every member of our outstanding team for their passion and commitment during these tough times.”

Star Pacific’s joint CEO’s have unique blend of qualities which sets Star Pacific different from others.

Gajraj Singh Rathore (Finance Director), a bold and fearless personality who has been involved in the business for last 11 years, has implemented a financial strategy for the profitable long term growth of the business. A visionary in his own right, he is passionate to take the business to a new level.

Shyam Bajaj (Trading Director) has been in the industry for long time, with strong entrepreneurial skills and a natural ability to spot opportunities. A self-confessed extrovert, he is an influential individual with an ability to self-start, who thrives on connections with strong leadership and communication skills. Bajaj is a connection cultivator who is succeeding against odds and creating opportunities even in difficult market.

Satyam Ahuja (Director of Operations) – a pleasing personality with a keen eye for detail with great trade experience – has developed, implemented and reviewed operational policies and procedures to deliver the best in class customer service. The self-motivated executive is focused and decisive with strong analytical and management skills.

The the joint CEOs said they dedicate this award to “every single person who dares to dream”, adding that the firmly believe that “winners are not people who never fail but people who never quit and never stop working hard.”

The Star Pacific team have also chosen to dedicate its prized Queen’s Award to the scientists, healthcare and all other front line professionals who have risen to the challenge of the pandemic with such resilience.

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