Vicaima wins accolade from British Government for its investment in the UK

21 February 2017

Vicaima has found itself among a select group of companies that received a Government award in recognition of their investment in the UK.

At a ceremony held recently at the official residence of the UK’s ambassador to Portugal, the Department for International Trade (DIT) presented the small group of companies with their awards.

Vicaima is an internal door and specialist joinery manufacturer. It’s president, Arlindo Leite, reveived the award from Michael Charlton, director for international trade at the DIT.

The Vicaima Group UK subsidiary is Vicaima Limited, based in Swindon, Wiltshire, where for the last 20 years it has been a leading player in innovative door solutions for the UK market.

Widely specified by architects and interior designers, their products are supplied to housebuilders and developers for both the new homes and commercial markets. Recently the group purchased the whole of the seven-acre site in Swindon, where it plans to expand and develop its market position and provide employment to the local community.

The DIT Business Awards celebrate bilateral strategic trade and investment relations between Portugal and the United Kingdom and recognise the importance this has for the UK economy. In the financial year 2015-2016 the DIT accompanied 20 UK investment projects by Portuguese companies, which in total represented 69.3 million Euros and 459 jobs.

Image: Vicaima president, Arlindo Leite (right), receiving award at the ambassador’s residence