Cheshire-based global leader in EMV (Chip & PIN) payment testing and certification technology, ICC Solutions, has scooped a BritishAmerican Business CHASE Award in the Small Business Export Awards category.
Showcasing micro, small and medium to growth transatlantic businesses, the CHASE Awards recognise and celebrate the very best stories of successful exporting and inward investment in the transatlantic corridor. They also explore the extraordinary lengths small businesses go to to ‘think big’ and achieve their exporting and investing goals.
This accolade comes hot on the heels of ICC Solutions achieving its third Queen’s Award for Enterprise, and second in International Trade.
As an active member of the Institute of Export (IOE), which aims to enhance the UK’s export performance by setting and maintaining professional standards in international trade management and export practice, ICC Solutions has achieved outstanding growth in overseas sales, with steep year on year rises across 2012-15.
Dave Maisey, ICC Solutions CEO and co-founder, who has recently been appointed as a trustee director of the IOE, said: “The CHASE award is a further endorsement of our focus on global trade and we are thrilled that the achievement comes in our 20th year. Since 1996, our professional team has stayed at the forefront of its sector, delivering market-leading Chip & PIN test tools to the global payments industry and I would like to thank our clients, suppliers and advisors for their support.”
Demonstrating clear market leadership and expertise, ICC Solutions has invested in R&D to develop a radical and innovative new certification environment for the North American market, which is used by the second largest merchant acquirer in the USA. It allows clients to maintain full control of their testing, addressing the huge volume and scalability required for the USA.
IOE Director General, Lesley Batchelor, added: “ICC Solutions’ latest award is richly deserved recognition for an exporting company that has embraced innovation to take its products and services to the world. Beyond that, it has a stated aim to help enhance British exporting and this win will inspire others to investigate the growth opportunities offered by international trade - or build on existing export activity.”
David Maisey concluded: “ICC Solutions has been recognised as a significant force for change in the North American payments ecosystem and the CHASE award underlines our ability to comprehensively serve that market with the most innovative tools, to the highest levels of excellence.”