THE sales and marketing director at Cramlington-based Miller International has been awarded an MBE for services to industry and international trade
Jacqui Miller, who is responsible for all activities relating to sales and product distribution at the engineering firm, was recognised in this year’s New Year's Honours List.
She is a member of the Miller International board and a shareholder alongside her two siblings.
Miller was established in 1978 by Jacqui’s elder brother Keith, their brother Gary joined in 1979 and she completed the sibling team in 1981.
From humble beginnings as a mobile welding service based in an allotment shed, the business has grown to become an internationally-renowned manufacturer of products for the earth-moving industry.
Jacqui’s recent focus has been developing and seeding the Miller product range in the emerging markets of India and China.
She is also pushing the boundaries of other new markets, such as Australia, the Middle East and Russia.
She is a keen contributor to business growth in general and is passionate about prosperity within the North East and the UK.
This interest sees her actively take part in meetings with the UKTI and the CBI, as well as being a member of the Genesis Initiative, a forum established to advise the Government on current topics and challenges facing SME businesses.