Pressalit’s UK sales manager has been commended with a HRH Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honour in recognition of its work bringing the Danish products to the British mobility market.
Andrew Lowndes has been working for Pressalit for 17 years as sales manager in the UK and Ireland, where he has spread knowledge of Pressalit’s products for people with disabilities. The award was presented at the Danish Embassy in London.
HRH Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honour is awarded to individuals in recognition of their unique efforts in promoting and marketing Danish products abroad.
“It is a real honour and a great privilege to receive HRH Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honour. I am honoured to be recognised for my work, but actually the award should be dedicated to impressive team effort,” said Andrew Lowndes, Pressalit’s sales manager for the UK and Ireland.
In order to be considered for the Medal of Honour, the recipient must have achieved extraordinary profits in the course of the past five years. In his time at Pressalit Lowndes has managed to maintain “exceedingly satisfactory sales figures” in a market, in which competition is constantly increasing.
Kim Boyter, CEO of Pressalit, commented: “Andrew is a highly dedicated employee who has been incredibly adept at selling our solutions abroad. He works with passion and is driven by a desire to create great solutions for our customers. So we are incredibly proud of the fact that Andrew is receiving the Medal of Honour.”
The company says these positive export results are because of Lowndes’s long-standing and close business relationships, which he has built up with the help of his professional and personal expertise.
Lowndes has been in charge of developing Pressalit’s UK subsidiary. He has generated growth by selling Pressalit Care solutions, thereby increasing knowledge of better accessibility for people with disabilities.
“The Medal of Honour is a reward for our company and our efforts to promote facilities for people with disabilities. Personally, I think it is important for us to constantly improve conditions and treat people with disabilities on an equal footing with everyone else,” said Lowndes.
“In the United Kingdom we are seeing major political focus on improving conditions for the disabled in public places. It is in that area, where Andrew has been extremely active. Together with his team, Andrew has created sales growth in the UK market for accessible solutions, so it is now a highly profitable business for Pressalit,” added Boyter.