06:45 EDT 21 Jul 2015 | Scott PR

Tim Stevenson OBE visits the Oxford HQ of Zinc Ahead in recognition of the company’s achievements in international trade

Oxford, UK; Princeton, NJ; New York, NY; Tokyo, Japan; Base Switzerland; Sydney, Australia – (July 2nd 2015) – Zinc Ahead, the leading cloud software enabler of content compliance for the life science industry, welcomes Tim Stevenson OBE, the Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, to its offices to officially present the 2015 Queen’s Award for Enterprise – the UK's highest accolade for business success.
Zinc is awarded the prestigious 2015 award for Enterprise in International Trade in acknowledgement of its rapid global expansion and impressive export sales – the second time in three years Zinc Ahead has received the honour. Today, Tim Stevenson OBE will formally recognise this impressive achievement.

“We are delighted to welcome Tim Stevenson OBE to our offices to present us with this fantastic award. It really is testament to the hard work and dedication our staff around the world  have put into delivering excellence, enabling Zinc to become the clear leader in this sector;” commented James Brown, Founder and CEO of Zinc Ahead. “The life sciences regulatory environment is complex and diverse, and we are dedicated to ensuring our clients safely and productively navigate the challenges presented by the many tough and changing regulations. We pride ourselves on being the best and most committed to our customers’ needs, which we believe has been recognised by the Lord Lieutenant’s visit and the Queen’s Award win.”

With a business strategy focused on continuous product development alongside the highest level of customer service, Zinc has seen export sales grow by 337% in the last three years, with exports as a percentage of total sales rising from 42% to 75%. Zinc products are widely recognised as the gold standard in life sciences compliance software and rich digital media management.

Established in 2001, Zinc delivers world-leading content compliance and rich media management for the life sciences industry. The company's flagship product, Zinc MAPS, is now used by more than 165 life sciences companies in over 170 countries worldwide. With over two million pieces of digital content processed through the Zinc MAPS system, over 50,000 users rely on Zinc to help get pharmaceutical products safely to market every day.

About Zinc Ahead

Zinc Ahead is the leading enabler of content compliance and rich media management for the life science industry. Over two million digital assets have been approved through the Zinc cloud, transforming the digital media development and compliance community in 170 countries. More than 50,000 marketing, medical and legal professionals are using Zinc daily, and its products are widely recognised as the gold standard in life sciences compliance software and rich digital media management.

Zinc empowers users to collaborate, approve and share content in real-time with colleagues and third party agencies anywhere in the world. Combining best-of-breed functionality with an intuitive interface, Zinc enables fast, secure approval of all types of materials including print documents, rich digital media files, apps and websites.

Zinc is headquartered in the United Kingdom and operations in the United States, Central Europe, and Asia. For more information please visit

About The Queen's Award for Enterprise

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are made annually by HM The Queen, for outstanding business achievement in the fields of International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development.

The awards are only given for the highest levels demonstrated in each category. Winners are announced each year 21 April, The Queen's birthday.

Approximately 150 Queen's Awards have been announced this year.

For more information, please visit


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