Kettle Collective Limited, a UK based, multi award winning international Architect has won Britain's most coveted business award from Her Majesty the Queen, The Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2016, announced today on the Queen’s 90th birthday, on the back of soaring International trade.
The Queen’s Award is awarded for "outstanding achievement resulting in substantial growth, sustained over a minimum period of 3 years or more".
Kettle Collective was founded just over 3 years ago in Edinburgh by Tony Kettle and Colin Bone and now has studios in Edinburgh and Dubai with a headcount of around 35 and has local partners in Moscow, St Petersburg, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Beirut.
Kettle Collective is working on a number of high profile projects in the UK, Russia and across the Middle East, with currently over 90% of their work coming from overseas. They have recently completed the concept design of the last phase for the Lakhta Centre in St Petersburg, the new HQ for the Russian energy giant Gazprom which includes a 462m high tower, which will be Europe’s tallest tower when complete in 2018.
In the Middle East they have designed 4 museums for the Saudi Royal Commission and are currently on site with their award winning Solar Innovation Centre for DEWA (Dubai Electricity and Water Authority), an exhibition space in Dubai celebrating the sun; which won Best Future Leisure and Tourism Building in Middle East at Dubai Cityscape Awards, The Most Sustainable Building in the Middle East at the Middle East Architecture Awards and the Architecture Prize at the Royal Scottish Academy in 2014.
They are working extensively for a major MENA (Middle East North Africa) region developer Majid Al Futtaim, and recently won the Best Future Residential Building at Dubai Cityscape for ‘The Piers’, a high-end residential development within the Al Mouj development in Muscat, Oman.
“Tony and I set out in late 2012 to create a boutique design studio providing Clients with “best-in-class” design and are delighted to have won this award from Her Majesty The Queen as recognition of our team’s dedication and hard work over the last 3 years. We are very fortunate to have such a great team in Edinburgh and Dubai and great Clients who both challenge us but also give us the space and support to design such innovative and creative projects.” Managing Director, Colin Bone
The award will be presented to Tony Kettle and Colin Bone at a reception at Buckingham Palace, on Thursday 14th July 2016 by Her Majesty The Queen.