The Lord Provost of Aberdeen has presented a Granite City firm with its second Queen’s Award for International Trade.
HRH Geology, which develops software and technologies to help firms drill wells, found out it had won the award in April.
Lord Provost George Adam visited HRH at its Bridge of Don base earlier this month to present the award on the behalf of the Queen.
The accolade is given to companies which excel in international trade. More than half of HRH’s £11million turnover in its last financial year came from exports.
HRH is a two-time winner of the award, having previously picked one up in 2013.
The Lord Provost said: “I was honoured to present a Queen’s Award for Export Achievement to HRH Geology.
“This is the second such Queen’s Award I’ve presented to the company – they were previously recognised in 2013.
“Against the backdrop of the global industry downturn the company has been able to continue its expansion into new and emerging markets.
“From humble beginnings in 1989, HRH has grown steadily and now works for most of the major national and international energy companies operating in over 65 countries.
“HRH is a great example of an innovative and creative world-class Aberdeen company.”
HRH managing director Dawood Khan said: “The award is seen as one of the UK’s highest accolades, and to receive this, our second Queen’s Award, is a fantastic achievement.
“We are delighted to have been selected as winners and attending the prestigious reception at Buckingham Palace was a fantastic experience.
“Our dedicated team works hard and we couldn’t have achieved both Awards without their skill, commitment and enthusiasm.
“Winning reinforces our vision to become the foremost provider of operational geology to the oil and gas industry worldwide.”