Vicaima presented with UK Government award
At a ceremony which took place recently at the official residence of the UK’s ambassador to Portugal. The Department for International Trade distinguished a small group of companies in recognition of their investment in the UK. Among these select organisations were internal door and specialist joinery manufacture Vicaima. The award was presented to Vicaima President Mr Arlindo Leite by Michael Charlton, Director for International Trade at DIT.
The Vicaima Group subsidiary is Vicaima Limited based in Swindon, Wiltshire where for the last 20 years they have been leaders in innovative door solutions for the UK market. Widely specified by architects and interior designers, their products are supplied to housebuilders and developers for both the new homes and commercial markets. Recently the group purchased the whole of the 7 acre site in Swindon where they plan to expand and develop their market position and of course provide valuable employment to the local community.
The DIT Business Awards celebrate bilateral strategic trade and investment relations between Portugal and the United Kingdom and recognise the importance this has for the UK economy. In the financial year 2015-2016 the DIT accompanied 20 UK investment projects by Portuguese companies, which in total represented 69.3 million Euros and 459 jobs.