Celebrating Excellence: John Mason International Honoured with the King’s Award for Enterprise

John Mason International team receiving King's Award for Enterprise

As officially announced in The London Gazette on 6th May, John Mason International, a leader in the international moving sector, has been granted the King’s Award for Enterprise for international trade. This prestigious accolade, endorsed by His Majesty the King and recommended by the Prime Minister, marks a significant milestone in our 140-year history.

A Royal Seal of Approval

The King’s Award for Enterprise is the highest official UK award for British businesses. It recognises and celebrates business excellence across the UK. Being awarded by His Majesty the King is one of the most robust endorsements a company can receive, symbolising trust, quality, and excellence. For John Mason International, receiving this accolade not only highlights our unwavering commitment to global moving services but also aligns with our values of innovation and customer care—principles that have guided us from our humble beginnings to our current global reach.

A Tradition of Innovation and Excellence

Founded in 1884 by Mary Mason with just a horse and cart, John Mason International began by delivering coal across Liverpool. Today, we are proud to facilitate the relocation of over 10,000 people annually to destinations such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the USA, and the Middle East. This award celebrates our remarkable evolution from a local service to a leader in global mobility, orchestrating over one million moves since our inception.

In 2021, under the new ownership of Simon Hood through a management buy-out, John Mason International not only continued this legacy but also saw significant growth. Turnover increased from £6.6 million in 2020 to £13.5 million by 2022, with overseas sales rising from £5.6 million to £12.3 million, thus greatly expanding our international footprint.

Special Celebrations and Royal Recognition

The award ceremony promises to be a memorable event, as representatives from John Mason International will be invited to Windsor Castle for an audience with His Majesty The King in July. Additionally, the Lord-Lieutenant, His Majesty The King’s personal representative in our county, will present the award at our main place of business. This special celebration will be an opportunity to honour all those who have contributed to our success.

Windsor Castle John Mason Kings Award

A Commitment to Future Excellence

As a recipient of the King’s Award for Enterprise, formerly known as The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, John Mason International joins an elite group of businesses that have demonstrated excellence and innovative practices. The programme, now in its 58th year, remains the most prestigious business accolade in the country. Winners of this award are granted permission to use the esteemed King’s Awards Emblem for five years, underscoring their exemplary services.

This recognition from His Majesty the King is a testament to our historic legacy and our innovative approach to relocation services. It reinforces our dedication to enhancing our services and continuing to exceed the expectations of our clients globally. As we move forward, we remain committed to leading the way in the moving industry, ensuring every relocation is handled with the utmost care and professionalism.

Kings Award Moving Company

A Message from Our Owner

“As the owner of John Mason International, I am deeply honoured and immensely proud to share with you our receipt of the prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise. This recognition is not just a reflection of our company’s commitment to excellence but is also a tribute to the hard work and dedication of our incredible team. The journey from our modest beginnings in 1884 with just a horse and cart to becoming a leader in international moving is a story of perseverance, innovation, and unwavering focus on customer service.

This award, recommended by the Prime Minister and approved by His Majesty the King, is a powerful endorsement of our efforts and achievements. I am profoundly grateful to everyone involved in recognizing our work. As we celebrate this milestone, I reaffirm our commitment to delivering exceptional moving experiences and continuing to innovate in ways that benefit our clients worldwide. Thank you to everyone who has supported us on this journey – your trust in us fuels our ambition to excel.”

Learn More About Our Services

John Mason International offers a wide array of moving services extending beyond packing, storage, and transport of high-value items; we are deeply committed to ensuring customer satisfaction. With strategically located offices in Liverpool and Hemel Hempstead, we are well-equipped to meet the complex logistics needs of our international clientele.

Additional Resources:

Official Press Release – Merseyside to Monarchy: John Mason International receives the King’s Award for Enterprise
John Mason International Accreditations
History of John Mason International
The King’s Award Website
The Gazette, the UK’s official public record announcing the 2024 King’s Awards

Our Accreditations

As one of the leading providers of overseas removals and relocation services on a national and international scale, we pride ourselves on offering a professional and friendly service. We have been recognised as one of the leading international moving companies and are proud of our credentials and the quality standard they represent. In 2023, we became the most trusted moving company in the UK.
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The packers were careful, quick and courteous. I highly recommend this company and would definitely use them again! Efficient, polite, punctual: could not ask for more.

Hertfordshire, UK to Virginia, USA - March 2023

From start with Michelle to finish with Gill the level of service was excellent. John Mason and its international partners handled my move from Devon to Australia seemingly effortlessly. I couldn't ask for better.

Devon, UK to Perth, Australia –April 2023

Absolutely one of the best movers I have worked with. Pleasant helpful admin staff and the delivery drivers were absolute angels sorting and moving the boxes where I asked them to. Arrived exactly when they said it would.

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