FIVE Staffordshire companies have been recognised for their contribution to business in the 2019 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.
Awards were won in categories including International trade and innovation and were made to:
- Allett Ltd, Hixon in Stafford.
- Synetics Solutions Limited, Newcastle-under-Lyme.
- Semantics 21 Ltd, Dunston, Stafford.
- Aviation News Ltd, Trent Vale, Stoke-on-Trent.
- Implementra Ltd Trading, Rugeley.
The companies will receive their award from HM Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Mr Ian Dudson on behalf of the Queen.
In addition to the Staffordshire companies, another local business – based just over the border in North Warwickshire has also been recognised for its innovation.
Warwick Music Limited is based in Seckington and according to industry commentary, the North Warwickshire company has saved the trombone from extinction and inspired a new generation of musicians through the development of a plastic Trombone, marketed as pBone.
The Awards, which are valid for five years mean that the winners are able to fly The Queen’s Awards flag at their main office, and use the emblem on your marketing materials.
Mr Ian Dudson said: “Once again we have proven what an enterprising county Staffordshire really is and I would like to congratulate all our winners.
“These are always very competitively fought awards and the companies should be very proud of their achievements.
“Not only are the awards an important part of our overall honours system, while recognising the incredible contributions of businesses but they also demonstrate the UK’s incredible strength in many leading global sectors.”
Philip Atkins, Leader at Staffordshire County Council added: “It’s wonderful to see Staffordshire companies being recognised in such high profile awards which are now globally respected. They should all be very proud of their achievements.
“We continue to support our local businesses and by working together I believe we can be one of the strongest performing economies in the UK. We’ll continue to build on our traditions of hard work, innovation, high-tech industries and high-quality products to make sure our economy flourishes.”
200 companies were recognised in this year’s awards and the six winners for Staffordshire puts them joint 9th in the country. Further details on the awards and winners are available at https://www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise