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Tajinder Banwait, the founder of fragrance lifestyle brand Urban Apothecary London, celebrates receiving her Queen’s Award For Enterprise in the category of International Trade. Pictured here alongside her family, the artisans from her candle factory and many of those who had a hand in the brand’s global success.
TensCare Ltd’s Directors; Lisa Slavova, Charlotte Smith and Neil Wright - proud winners of The Queens Award for Enterprise International Trade 2021
Rockit co-founders Nick Webb and Matt Dyson receiving the awards from The Lord-Lieutentant
On 12th January 2023, two of Quality Bearings Online (QBOL) longest-serving employees, Liam Doyle (Business Development Executive) and Meghan Say (Digital Marketing Executive) accepted the official glassware trophy and signed scroll on behalf of the whole team. QBOL are a global distribution company which supplies ball bearings, engineering spares, and technologically advanced lubricants to customers in over 110 countries world-wide.
Nimbus Disability board chair Steve Rigby, Deputy Lord-Lieutenant Tony Walker, Martin Austin and Lord-Lieutenant Mrs Elizabeth Fothergill CBE are pictured (left to right) at The Queen’s Award for Innovation Grant of Approval presentation to the Derby-based social enterprise in recognition of the Access Card. Held by more than 100,000 people with disabilities in the UK, the Access Card has vastly improved access for disabled people at events and venues both at home and abroad. Powered by ‘NOS’, Nimbus Disability’s bespoke software, the Access Card system translates its holder’s disability/impairment/access requirements into symbols highlighting the barriers they face. When booking tickets online, the Nimbus Operating System informs providers quickly and discreetly about the access requirements that individuals need without sharing further information about them with the venue.
Jennifer Markham, founder and Managing Director of The Letting Partnership, is pictured receiving the Queen’s Award for Enterprise - Innovation 2021 from the Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex, Mrs Susan Piper. The award was given in recognition of our ‘Client Money HealthChecks’, which have revolutionised auditing processes for letting agents.
Idem’s CEO, Medi Mohtasham proudly receives the international trade award from His Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for Greater Manchester, Diane Hawkins accompanied by the Mayors of Bolton and Wigan.
Heritage Glasshouse and Greenhouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic was recognised in 2021’s prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. The award itself was presented April 2023 by the Lord Lieutenant for Greater Manchester. A very proud moment in the history of Hartley Botanic and outstanding recognition for the team.
FinTrU’s Executive Committee hosted His Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant, Dame Fionnuala Jay O’Boyle, DBE DStJ, Mr Richard Jay BEM, Air Cadet Flight Sgt Bertie Turkington and Deputy Lieutenant, Ann McGregor at Meter House in Belfast. The company won the Queen’s Award for International Trade for ‘Outstanding Continuous Growth’ in overseas sales over the last six years. Headquartered in Belfast, FinTrU has rapidly expanded in recent years with additional global offices in Derry/Londonderry, New York, London, Dublin, Maastricht and Porto. Whilst presenting the award, His Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant commented that the QAE presented to FinTrU is the only company in Belfast this year (in any category), and the first one for International Trade that she has ever presented since she became HMLL in 2014.
The Body Doctor presented with the Queen’s Award for Innovation for the second time. The Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire was welcomed by the team, suppliers, Mark Eastwood MP and brand ambassador, Dr. Hilary Jones. The Eye Doctor brand leads the way in eyecare, providing solutions for a variety of debilitating eye conditions. Local school children welcomed Ed Anderson with enthusiastic flag waving.
Nick Hurst, CEO of photonics company Artemis Optical, is presented the Queen’s Award by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Devon, David Fursdon
“We held an awards ceremony at Oxenfoord Castle, Midlothian in November 2022 where HM Lord Lieutenant Richard Callander presented us with our Queens Award. Our family and friends were in attendance to join the celebration.”
Watermans presented with a Queen's Award
Founding Partners (left to right) Max Rubin, Matteo Perucchini and Edward Cartwright
Innovation 2019: Captec
Captec management presented their Second Queen’s Award by Nigel Atkinson Lord Lieutenant for Hampshire at their offices in Fareham.
Sustainable Development 2019: Willmott Dixon
Willmott Dixon celebrated its third Queen's Award for Enterprise title at its Letchworth Garden City headquarters with the Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire. This award, for sustainable development, was the second in this category for the carbon neutral contractor.
International Trade 2019: Veolia
The Queens Award for International Trade 2019 presented to Managing Director David Loughbourgh by the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire Mr Brian Buchan DL at a special afternoon tea party at Veolia Nuclear Solutions facilities
International Trade 2019: Valid Insight
The Valid Insight team, pictured with Charles Goodson-Wickes, Deputy Lieutenant for Islington, London, who presented the award on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen.
Innovation 2019: TruNet UK Limited
TruNet UK Limited Managing Director; Stuart Revill and Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Mike Kapur pictured at The TruNet Queen’s Award Presentation Event on 11th July 2019 during a tour of the TruNet manufacturing facility.
Promoting Opportunity 2019: Tier 1
The UK’s leading IT asset management business, Tier 1 Asset Management Ltd, receiving their award in the category of promoting opportunity through social mobility from the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Paul Griffiths DL.
Innovation 2019: Thorlux
Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire, The Hon Lady Morrison, presenting the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation to Mike Allcock, Managing Director of Thorlux Lighting.
International Trade 2019: Tangerine
Design consultancy tangerine was thrilled to win a Queens Award in Export: International Trade in the year that it celebrated its 30th year anniversary. Over 80% of the company’s business comes from outside of the UK.
Innovation 2019: Speechmatic
John Milliken, CEO of Speechmatics is presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation by The Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Mrs Julie Spence OBE, QPM.
International Trade 2019: RTR
RTR staff and guests outside the RTR offices in Gateshead.
International Trade 2019: Phastar
Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Ealing, Mr Richard Kornicki CBE DL presents the Queens Award for Enterprise to PHASTAR’s CEO, Kevin Kane and the PHASTAR London Team in Chiswick on 14th August 2019
Innovation 2019: Optos
Optos is pleased to be the recipient of the Queen’s Award for a second time. We are proud to build a lasting legacy in the medical sector for the only ultra-widefield retinal imaging device that helps eye care professionals save sight and save lives.
International Trade 2019: Naughtone
It was with a great deal of pride that the naughtone team welcomed Lord Lieutenants David Kerfoot and Trevor Watson to our headquarters, to present us with our prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise in International Trade. Over the past 6 years we have made significant steps to becoming a truly global operation so this award recognises the hard work of our colleagues and partners, and the trust of our clients and their belief in our products.
Innovation 2019: Laserwire Solutions
On Thursday, 26th September 2019 Her Majesty The Queen’s royal representative, Lord Lieutenant Professor Peter Vaughan presented the Queen’s Award for Innovation to CEO, Dr Paul Taylor and his team at Laser Wire Solutions in recognition of the contribution the company is making in its technology niche of laser wire stripping and the benefits this technology delivers to the improvement of medical devices used in many life critical situations. This is the second Queens Award for the company, after securing the award for International Trade in 2018.
Innovation 2019: Kohler Mira
Craig Baker, Managing Director of Kohler Mira, Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, Edward Gillespie OBE and Councillor Steve Jordan, Leader of Cheltenham Borough Council, plus Kohler Mira team members and distinguished guests
International Trade 2019: JDMA
Derrick and Cherril Barker, founders of JMDA (John Martin Design Associates Limited) were delighted to receive a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2019 for International Trade.
Innovation 2019: Incremental Solutions
Incremental Solutions’ founders, Daniel Lee-Bursnall (left) and Lewis Gill (right) are presented with their Award from Her Majesty the Queen’s representative, The Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Mrs Jo Ropner.
Innovation 2019: Huntleigh Innovation
Mr Peter Cashin, Managing Director, Huntleigh and Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Sough Glamorgan, Morfudd Meredith.
Sustainable Development 2019: Harrison Spinks
L-R Managing Director Simon Spinks, chairman Peter Spinks and Lord Lieutenant Mr Ed Anderson.
International Trade 2019: Easyskinz
Lord-Lieutenant Nigel Atkinson Esq presenting the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade to the Totochev family - two brothers, mother and father, all equal shareholders at EasySkinz Ltd on the position Directors.
Sustainable Development 2019: ClimateCare
ClimateCare staff are presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – Sustainable Development by the Lord-Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, Tim Stephenson.
Innovation 2019: C-Kore
The C-Kore team were delighted to welcome two Deputy Lord Lieutenants of North Yorkshire, David Kerfoot MBE DL and Trevor Watson JP DL, to their York offices for the Queens Award presentation. Following a tour and demonstration, the award was gratefully received by Tim Overfield, Cynthia Pikaar and Greg Smith from the C-Kore management team
Innovation 2019: Burland Technology Solutions
Lady Claire Euston and Richard Vass myself receiving Burland’s second Award.
Innovation 2019: Buhler
John Barber, Representative Deputy Lieutenant for London Borough of Newham presenting seventh Queen’s Award for optical sorting innovation to Ben Deefholts, Senior Research Engineer, Timothy Kelf, Head of Sensor Development and Mathew Kelly, Managing Director of Digital Technologies at Bühler (right to left)
Innovation 2019: Bitrez Ltd
Sustainable Development 2019: Apetito
apetito hosts lunch for Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, Mrs Sarah Troughton, and long-service heroes to celebrate third Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
Innovation 2019: Airbond
Graham Waters with the Airbond Splicer team
Celebrating success in lockdown: The Commify t/a Esendex team toast their Queen's Award digitally
Tempcover Ltd: 2017 Innovation
The Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson Esq, presents Alan Inskip, Tempcover CEO, with The Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
Allsee Technologies: 2017 Innovation
Her Majesty The Queen’s Lord Lieutenant of the West Midlands, John Crabtree OBE, formally presents Allsee with their Queen’s Award. Other distinguished guests included the High Sheriff of the West Midlands, John L Hudson Esq OBE DL, accompanied by his wife Connie, the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Anne Underwood and MP for Edgbaston, Preet Gill.
CMS Window Systems: 2017 Sustainable Development
Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for Dunbartonshire, Rear Admiral Michael Gregory OBE, presented The Queen’s Award to Gerald McSkimming, Operations Director of CMS Window Systems, at the company’s Castlecary HQ near Glasgow.
Oakland International: 2017 International Trade and Sustainable Development
Oakland International cofounders Dean and Sallie Attwell receive their double Queen’s Awards from The Lord Lieutenant, Lt Col Patrick Holcroft LVO OBE.
Masta Plasta: 2017 Innovation and International Trade
Stephan Pavlou and Donna Clarke, Masta Plasta Enterprise directors, are presented with their awards for both Innovation and International Trade. The presentation took place in Broomfield Park, Palmers Green, by The Queen’s Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Enfield Ann Cable MBE, (right), with the Mayor of Enfield Cllr Christine Hamilton (left).
Glentham Life Sciences: 2017 International Trade
Samuel White and Nicholas Zieleniewski from Glentham Life Sciences were presented with their Queen’s Award for International Trade by The Duke of Gloucester.
Glencairn: 2017 International Trade
Glencairn Crystal staff are presented with The Queen’s Award for Enterrise. Longserving employee Adrienne Hughes accepted the award from the Lord Lieutenant, John Brown.
Green Gourmet: 2017 Innovation
Dame Janet Trotter DBE, accompanied by Peter Bunghard (CEO of Gloucestershire County Council), presented The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation to Chair and Founder of Green Gourmet Adam Starkey, CEO Julie Moore and all the team at Green Gourmet.
Bridgeway Consulting Ltd: 2017 Sustainable Development
Pino De Rosa, Managing Director of Bridgeway Consulting Limited, along with the Bridgeway team, are presented with The Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development by Sir John Peace, Lord Lieutenant of Nottingham.
Advanced Insulation Ltd: 2017 Innovation
Advanced Insulation’s Kamil Tomaszewski is presented with the Queen’s Award for Innovation by the Duke of Gloucester.
TPS Global: 2018 International Trade
Employees together with TPS Global Logistics Managing Director Matt Smith who was presented with The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade by the Viscount De L’Isle MBE Lord-Lieutenant of Kent
TISS: 2018 International Trade
TISS staff being presented with the Queens Awrds for International Trade by Lord Shuttleworth. (L to R) David Mitchell (Chairman of TISS), Paul Cook, Julie Holmes, Nick Hyde, Debbie Fernie, Ryan Wholey (CEO), Lord Lt of Lancashire (Lord Shuttleworth), Katherine Wholey (Managing Director), Blackpool Mayor Gary Coleman, Matthew Rose (Director) and Richard Forster (Technical Director)
Tempcover Ltd: 2018 Innovation
The award was presented by HRH Prince Richard the Duke of Gloucester and the Lord Lieutenant of Somerset Annie Maw. The presentation took place during the Duke’s visit to the Galleries of Freshford, near Bath, where he also launched The Village Pump as part of Wessex Water’s 25th anniversary Watermark celebrations.