Proper Music Distribution Receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Proper honoured with UK's most prestigious business accolade

Awarded in International Trade category, for outstanding growth in overseas sales

Only 141 awards for International Trade made in 2022, from 225 organisations recognised


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Part of the Utopia Music family, Proper Music Group’s distribution arm, Proper Music Distribution (PMD), has been awarded the UK’s most prestigious business award, The Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

The Award was given for excellence in the International Trade category; following recommendation by the Prime Minister and approval by Her Majesty The Queen. It recognises outstanding growth in overseas trade across the past three years. PMD’s exports increased by 85% over the period, growing to nearly a quarter of the company’s turnover.

The Award, which celebrates the success of pioneering organisations, consolidates Proper’s standing as one of the UK’s leading physical music distributors. Representing 12% of the UK music market, Proper Music Distribution is one of 141 companies recognised by The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade in 2022.

Said Managing Director Drew Hill, “In the face of both Brexit and the pandemic, the team at Proper have worked incredibly hard to adapt to every challenge in building our international trade. To receive any award is an achievement and to be recognised by something as prestigious as this is a particular honour that will serve to spur us on even further”

Now in its 56th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2022 also includes 51 awards for Innovation, 31 awards for Sustainable Development and 9 awards for Promoting Opportunity (through Social Mobility). There were 232 Awards given overall, to 225 companies.

About Proper Music Group
Proper Music Group, part of the Utopia Music family, is a full services company providing everything from global physical and digital distribution to artist and label services, publishing and D2C. Clients are able to tap into as much or as little of Proper’s offering as fits their needs.

Its distribution arm, PMD - the UK's leading physical distributor – is renowned for its specialist knowledge and personal service coupled with wide market reach and influence.

Distributing for over 1500 independent labels and service companies including Absolute Label Services, ADA, AWAL, Believe, Cherry Red, Concord, Epitaph, Hospital, INgrooves, Kartel, Orchard, Redeye, RSK, Snapper and SRD, the company collectively represents 12% of the UK physical recorded music market.

Proper Music Group received The Company Award: Diversity In The Workplace at the Women In Music Awards 2017, and was also awarded Best Sales Team at the Music Week Awards in 2020 & 2017, and Best Distributor in 2012, 2010 & 2009.

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April 20, 2022 9:00pm ET by Name PR  

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