Lawton Tubes
Lawton Tubes Receives King’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade

Lawton Tubes. has been honoured with a King’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade. The company has been chosen in recognition of its substantial worldwide distribution network, which has seen considerable growth in recent years.

The awards, announced Monday 6 May, are the most prestigious business awards in the country, celebrating outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of innovation, sustainable development, international trade, and promoting opportunity through social mobility.

David Rebeiro, International Sales Manager for Lawton Tubes, comments: “We are extremely proud to have won and achieved the prestigious Kings Award for International Trade and Enterprise.“

“Lawton Tubes is a family-run business. Established for over 100 years, we’re a trusted and dedicated UK manufacturer and supplier of copper tubes and pipes. Acceptance of this award confirms our commitment to our international sales market and our efforts to expand the business worldwide.”

A global supplier

Alongside its UK operations, Lawton Tubes exports copper tubes, pipes and fittings to the global ACR, Plumbing, Medical, and Engineering markets in over 35 countries.

Its products, produced to meet strict ISO & BSI standards, have made Lawton Tubes a key supplier in several major overseas developments including hospitals, hotels, and leisure resorts.

“Our overseas partners trust us to meet the demands of their clients for both quick delivery and quality,” says Rebeiro.

A multi award-winning business

Lawton Tubes is one of 252 organisations nationally to receive a prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise, and one of only 161 companies to be honoured for its excellence in international trade.

Having previously achieved the Queens Award for International Trade and Enterprise, 2016-2019, Lawton Tubes decided to reapply for the award due to significant growth in exports over recent years.


Employing over 103 people across three facilities, Lawton Tubes was founded in 1920. It manufactures and supplies copper tubes and pipes worldwide and has a sub-contract machining facility, primarily supplying fittings to the water industry. The company prides itself on its fast turnaround times and exceptional customer service, achieved through its own distribution network and vast range of high-quality copper products.

Robert Lawton, International Sales Director for Lawton Tubes, will be attending a Reception at Windsor Castle on 9 July 2024, to accept the award from King Charles III, which allows Lawton Tubes to use the esteemed King’s Awards Emblem for the next five years.