Blackbird wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2022


Her Majesty The Queen has endorsed the Prime Minister’s recommendation that Blackbird should receive a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade 2022.

Blackbird’s overseas sales have increased 314% in three years and now account for over 70% of total sales. Revenue is growing fastest in North America, where the company has contracts with organizations such as the National Hockey League (NHL), A+E Networks, Univision and the US State Department. North America leads the world in media technology trends and adoption of cloud technologies. It is therefore particularly impressive that a British technology company is breaking into the American market. Blackbird has also won several high-profile contracts in Europe, the Middle East and Oceania, including with BT, Sky News Arabia, Eurovision Sport and the National Rugby League (NRL).

Blackbird provides a fast and powerful professional cloud video editing and publishing platform. Powering collaborative and scalable production, Blackbird enables instant access to video content for easy creation of clips, highlights and long-form content for rapid content distribution. Proven to reduce carbon emissions by up to 91% compared to traditional video editing workflows, Blackbird also reduces infrastructure costs by up to 75% thanks to its highly efficient cloud-native architecture.

“We are extremely honored to be the recipient of a coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise,” said Ian McDonough, CEO of Blackbird. “The global tech industry is generally assumed to be the preserve of big US corporations and therefore for a British challenger brand to break into the US media market, with clients such as the NHL, Cheddar News, Univision and the Department of he American State, among other things, is something we take great pride in at Blackbird. Our patented technology that dramatically improves speed, cost efficiency and user experience in the production process proves a winning formula where there is pressure on these areas from all sides. The technology has also proven to be extremely sustainable when measured alongside the carbon footprint of our competitors. »


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