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Queen's Award for Enterprise earned for international trade success.
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Sumo Group is delighted to announce it has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its excellence in International Trade.  

Now in its 56th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in England, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards Emblem for the next five years. 

“To be recognized for this award this year is testament to the people of Sumo Group and their dedication to creating and developing exceptional games,” said Carl Cavers, CEO of Sumo Group. “Despite the challenges of the past two years, and moving to a remote workforce, we’ve welcomed new starters, developed and released critically acclaimed games and our business has continued to grow and thrive. I am incredibly proud of everything our people have achieved.”

The Group has been recognized for two consecutive years in the ‘Best Companies Q1 UK’s 100 Best Large Companies To Work For’ list for 2022. The addition of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade to the company’s credentials proves again Sumo Group is a leader in its field as it continues its trajectory of growth.

The award itself will be presented at a ceremony later this year by The Lord-Lieutenant of the County, Her Majesty The Queen’s local representative. Each Award is formally conferred by a Grant of Appointment and is symbolised by the presentation of a trophy.

Sumo Group has received several awards in the past 18 months in recognition of its commitment to industry excellence and its people-first approach. Awards include the Learning & Excellence 2022 Awards, #12 in the ‘Best Companies Q1 UK’s 100 Best Large Companies To Work For’ list for 2022, TIGA STAR Awards for Sumo Digital and Atomhawk, Develop:Star awards for Best Studio for Sumo Digital and listings in Best Places to work for Lab42 and Red Kite Games.

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About Sumo Group Ltd. 

Sumo Group provides acclaimed development, design and publishing services to the video games and entertainment industries from studios in the UK, India, Canada, and Poland.  

Sumo Digital, as the Group's primary business, is one of the UK's largest independent developers of AAA-rated video games, having studios in Sheffield, Newcastle, Nottingham, Leamington Spa, Warrington and Pune, India. The business has acquired three studios since IPO, which operate under their own names, BAFTA award-winning The Chinese Room in Brighton, Red Kite Games in Leeds, Lab42 in Leamington Spa and PixelAnt Games in Wroclaw, Poland. Sumo Digital provides turnkey and co-development solutions to a global blue-chip client base.  

Secret Mode is a video games publisher, focused on delivering fresh and new gaming experiences to players and building expansive and fulfilling communities around those games. It will publish titles developed within Sumo Group and also by independent developers.  

Atomhawk is a multi-award-winning visual design company, with studios in Newcastle and in Vancouver (Canada), servicing the games, film, and visual effects industries.  

Timbre Games is a Vancouver-based game development studio built on a mix of experienced leadership and fresh new ideas. At Timbre, they believe that Culture Drives Creative, drawing on their community and their diversity to build games with unique perspectives and broad appeal. 

Auroch Digital is a Bristol-based videogame developer and publisher with a focus on original IP creation. 

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