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ClimateCare specialises in these types of Climate and Development project, that deliver benefits for people and the environment. This year it has been awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for outstanding contribution to tackling climate change and alleviating poverty.

To offset your emissions through projects that protect the environment AND improve people’s lives, call the ClimateCare team on +44(0)1865 591000 or visit www.climatecare.org

                     


 

BEST OF BRITISH BUSINESS RECEIVE QUEEN’S AWARDS 2014

More than 100 UK businesses have won Queen’s Awards for their international trade alongside companies winning for sustainable development and innovation. The businesses are recognised as part of this year’s prestigious awards that reward growth and enterprise. 

The Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) unveiled the winners of the 2014 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise today. The successful businesses range from large firms such as Jaguar Land Rover and Veolia Environmental Services UK plc to much smaller enterprises, including All3Media International Ltd, Frugi and Orangebox Ltd.

Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Vince Cable said: "Companies that are growing, innovating and championing UK business overseas deserve the recognition that these awards bestow.

"With more than 100 international trade winners this year, it is clear that Britain is emerging as a leader in selling its quality services and products throughout the world.

Skills and Enterprise Minister Matthew Hancock said: "The Queen's Awards are a prestigious honour for a company to receive and the extent of this year's winners shows what an enterprising nation we are.

"The fact that small businesses can share these honours with large household names illustrates that they are the backbone of our economy and deserve to be recognised as such. I would encourage every UK business to consider entering next year's historic 50th year."

The announcement of this year’s winners coincides with the launch of the 50th anniversary awards for 2015.  

This year the success of 162 businesses has been recognised: 110 companies have won Awards for International Trade; 39 for Innovation and 13 for Sustainable Development, benefitting the environment, society and the economy.

Eight individuals have won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion, nominated by their peers for their efforts to encourage UK entrepreneurship.  Their nominations show that, in addition to being full-time entrepreneurs, they have voluntarily passed their skills and experience on to others, involving themselves in education and providing help and support to develop people’s business skills. These eight individuals, together with the successful businesses, can now look forward to a Royal Reception at Buckingham Palace in July.

Innovation

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN has been graciously pleased to confer Her Awards in 2014 upon the following business units in recognition of their outstanding achievements
in Innovation:

International Trade

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN has been graciously pleased to confer Her Awards in 2014 upon the following business units in recognition of their outstanding achievements in International Trade:

The Queen's Award 
for Enterprise
Promotion 2014

7th Sense Design Ltd, Steyning, West Sussex
Adder Technology Ltd, Cambridge
AKQA Ltd, London EC1
Aspen Pumps Ltd Hailsham, East Sussex
BT Technology, Services and Operations, London EC1
Catalytic Technologies Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham
Centek Ltd, Newton Abbot, Devon
Chinook Sciences, Ltd, Nottingham
Concrete Canvas Ltd Pontypridd, Wales
Daniamant Ltd, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Darcast Crankshafts Ltd Smethwick, West Midlands
Edina UK Ltd, Stockport, Cheshire
Emulate3D Ltd, Reading, Berkshire
Fluidata Ltd, London SE1
G's Fresh Beetroot Ltd, March, Cambridgeshire
Geeks Ltd, Morden, Surrey
Gold-i Ltd, Guildford, Surrey
Hadley Industries Plc, Smethwick, West Midlands
Roy Hatfield Ltd, Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Heat Trace Ltd, Frodsham, Cheshire
High Voltage Partial Discharge Ltd, Salford, Manchester
Hill Engineering Ltd, Newry, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
Inzpire Ltd, Lincoln
MBDA UK Ltd Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Metalube Ltd, Manchester
N G F Europe Ltd, St Helen's, Merseyside
Naim Audio Ltd, Salisbury, Wiltshire
No Climb Products Ltd, t/a Detectortesters, Welham Green, Herts
Optasense Ltd, Farnborough, Hampshire
Optical Metrology Services Ltd, Bishops Stortford, Herts
Permavent Ltd, Weymouth, Dorset
Renishaw plc, Wotton-Under-Edge, Gloucestershire
Scientifica Ltd Uckfield, East Sussex
Softbox Systems Ltd Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Sonardyne International Ltd Yateley, Hampshire
Stanhope-Seta Ltd, Chertsey, Surrey
Therapy Box Ltd London ,W3
Vetted Ltd t/a Checkatrade.com, Selsey, West Sussex
Viezu Technologies Ltd, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Sustainable Development

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN has been graciously pleased to confer Her Awards in 2014 upon the following business units in recognition of their outstanding achievements in Sustainable Development:

Allstate Northern Ireland Ltd, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland
Berkeley Group Holdings Plc Cobham, Surrey
Climate Care Oxford Ltd Oxford
Edinburgh Arts & Entertainment Ltd, Midlothian, Scotland
Impax Asset Management Group Plc, London SW1
Johnson Matthey Plc, Emission Control Technologies, Royston, Hertfordshire
Nikwax Ltd, Wadhurst, East Sussex
Northumbrian Water Ltd, Durham
Nottingham Energy Partnership, Nottingham
Recycling Lives Ltd, Preston, Lancashire
South West Lakes Trust, Launceston, Cornwall
Veolia Environmental Services UK Plc, London N1
Willmott Dixon Ltd, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire

    Abbey Forged Products Ltd, Sheffield
Aero Stanrew Ltd, Barnstaple, Devon
Airbus Operations Ltd, Filton, Bristol
Alco Valves Group, Brighouse, West Yorks
All3Media International Ltd London
Ampetronic Ltd, Newark, Nottinghamshire
A-Safe (UK) Ltd Elland, West Yorks
Axis Productions Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland
Bute Fabrics Ltd, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
Cambridge Education Group, Cambridge
CarnaudMetalbox Engineering Ltd Shipley, W. Yorks
Carradice of Nelson Ltd Nelson, Lancashire
Caterpillar (UK) Ltd, Leicester
Clarke Energy Ltd, Liverpool, Merseyside
Contra Vision Ltd, Bramhall, Manchester
Cooking Marvellous Ltd, Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Cordex Instruments Ltd, Middlesborough, North Yorks
CreditCall Ltd, Bristol
CSB Holdings Plc, Slough, Berkshire
Cut4Cloth Ltd, Helston, Cornwall
Cygnet Group Ltd, Northwich, Cheshire
Dawnus Construction Ltd Swansea, West Glam
Design Blue Ltd (t/a D3O), Portslade, East Sussex
Dismatec Ltd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
The Dreyfuss Group Ltd, London
Ekioh Ltd, Cambridge
Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd, Worthing, West Sussex
Elekta Ltd, Crawley, West Sussex
Elemental Microanalysis Ltd Okehampton, Devon
EnergyNet Ltd, London
Engineering Technology Applications Ltd Romsey, Hampshire
Euromonitor International Plc, London
EV Offshore Ltd Norwich, Norfolk
Extronics Ltd, Middlewich, Cheshire
EziDock Systems Ltd Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
Fluid Transfer International Ltd, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire
A Fulton Company Ltd, London
Garrets International Ltd, Romford, Essex
Global Infusion Group, Chesham, Bucks
Gong Communications Ltd London 
Graff Diamonds International Ltd, London
Green 4 Solutions Ltd, Lutterworth, Leicestershire
Guidance Navigation Ltd Leicester
Harvard Engineering Ltd Normanton, West Yorks
HCA International Ltd, London
HH Global Ltd, t/a HH Global Sutton, Surrey
High Voltage Partial Discharge Ltd, Manchester
Ikon Geopressure, Durham
Industrial Washing Machines Ltd, Birmingham
Inflight Peripherals Ltd, Newport, Isle of Wight
Innovative Technology Ltd, Oldham, Lancashire
Inoveight Ltd, Crook, County Durham
Integrated Display Systems Ltd, Wallsend, Tyne & Wear
ISG Plc London
Ishida Europe Ltd, Birmingham
Jaguar Land Rover Ltd, Coventry, West Midlands
JDR Cable Systems Ltd, Ely, Cambridgeshire
Johnson & Johnson Professional Export, Livingston, West Lothian, Scotland
JSB Group Ltd, London 
Kiln Flame Systems Ltd, High Wycombe, Bucks
Leverton Clarke Ltd Basingstoke, Hampshire
Linguamatics Ltd, Cambridge
Loch Fyne Oysters Ltd, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
London Tradition Ltd, London
Lumishore Ltd, Swansea, Wales
Marco Ltd, Edenbridge, Kent
Marketing VF Ltd, London NW5
Maviga International (Holdings) Ltd Maidstone, Kent
John McAslan + Partners London
Mechatherm International Ltd, Kingswinford, West Midlands
Melett Ltd, Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Merlin ERD Ltd, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Thomas Miller Claims Management Ltd Newcastle upon Tyne
Nasco (UK) Ltd, Southall, Middlesex
National Examination Board in Occupational Safety & Health, Leicester
Online Electronics Ltd, Aberdeen, Scotland
Optasense Ltd, Farnborough, Hampshire
Orangebox Ltd, Caerphilly, Wales
Oxford Immunotec Ltd, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Oxford Technologies Ltd Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Paragon Inks (Holdings) Ltd, W.Lothian, Scotland
ParkCloud Ltd, Stockport, Manchester
PCL Ceramics Ltd, Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Peak Scientific Instruments Ltd Renfrew, Scotland
Penta Consulting Ltd, Wallington, Surrey
Pico Technology Ltd, St Neots, Cambridgeshire
Plas Farm Ltd, Gaerwen, Anglesey, Wales
Priestman Goode Ltd London
Prima Dental Manufacturing Ltd, Gloucester
PrimeVigilance Ltd, Guildford, Surrey
Quorum Technologies Ltd Lewes, East Sussex
Research division of Vernalis (R&D) Ltd Cambridge
Rhead Group Ltd, Coventry, West Midlands
Seacon (Europe) Ltd Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
SecurEnvoy Plc, Theale, Berkshire
Severn Glocon Group Plc Gloucester
Smart Voucher Ltd t/a Ukash London
Smylie Ltd, Birkenhead, Merseyside
Spencer Ogden Ltd, London 
STG Aerospace Ltd, Swaffham, Norfolk
Sysco Guest Supply Europe Ltd, Reading, Berks
Tangle Teezer Ltd, London
John Tibbs Associates Ltd, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
T.I.S.S. Ltd, Blackpool, Lancashire
Tissue Solutions Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland
Travel Counsellors Ltd, Bolton, Lancashire
Turner & Townsend Plc, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vero Software Ltd, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Vita Liberata Ltd, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
What More UK Ltd, Burnley, Lancashire
 

HER MAJESTY
THE QUEEN
has been graciously
pleased to confer Her
Award for Lifetime Achievement in
Enterprise Promotion
upon Mr Wray Irwin,
Director of Employability
and Engagement,
University of
Northampton

HER MAJESTY
THE QUEEN has been graciously pleased
to confer Her Award
for Achievement
in Enterprise
Promotion upon
the following:

Mrs Christine Atkinson,
Deputy Director of Entrepreneurship,
University of South
Wales, Pontypridd, Wales

Mr Timothy Barnes,
Director of Enterprise
Operations and UCL
Advances, University
College, London

Mr Eric Binns,
Enterprise Officer,
Calderdale Council,
Halifax, West Yorkshire

Professor Mark Hart
Chair, Small Business
and Entrepreneurship,
Aston University,
Birmingham

Mr Guy Mucklow,
Chief Executive Officer, Postcode Anywhere
(Europe) Ltd,
Worcester

Miss Ann Stonehouse
Chair, Assist Women's
Network, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

Mrs Jayne Taggart,
Chief Executive,
Causeway Enterprise
Agency, Coleraine,
County Londonderry,
Northern Ireland


 

2013 Winners at the Queen's Awards Reception

Winners of the prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2013 celebrated their achievements alongside royalty and ministers at an event at Buckingham Palace on 23 July, hosted by the Queen, in recognition of their outstanding business success.

Business Secretary Vince Cable said:

"It’s right that companies which are pushing forward, reinvesting and working hard to champion UK business here and abroad get this well deserved recognition.

"I hope the awards and today’s celebrations will encourage even more businesses to enter next year and inspire more entrepreneurs to start or grow their own business. I applaud each and every one of today’s winners."

A total of 152 corporate Queen’s Awards were announced for outstanding business achievement - 116 exporting companies won awards for International Trade, 27 for Innovation and 9 for Sustainable Development, benefitting the environment, society and the economy.

Alongside the business winners, eight individuals were awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion, having been nominated by their peers for outstanding voluntary efforts to support and encourage UK entrepreneurship. These exceptional individuals will attend a celebratory event, held in their honour and hosted by ministers, at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) over the afternoon. They were presented with their Grants of Appointment and congratulated by the Business Secretary, Vince Cable, Business Minister, Michael Fallon and the 2013 Queen’s Awards business winners.

The standard of entries to the Awards was exceptionally high, with 25% of entrants winning across a range of sectors and size of business, the smallest having just two employees. In addition to the royal reception, the corporate Award winners are presented with an engraved crystal bowl and Grant of Appointment at their place of business by a royal representative, so that the whole workforce can join in the celebrations.

Many of this year’s winners also presented their products to the public in South Yorkshire as part of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise showcase. The display included wholesale beauty products from I Love Cosmetics Ltd and domestic heating systems from Ideal Boilers Ltd. and ran from from Monday 15 July until Wednesday 31 July at the BIS offices, St Paul’s Place, Sheffield.

 

Photography © British
Ceremonial Arts Ltd

You can see and
order pictures from the
reception on the BCA
website - click here
for the full gallery

 


 

In a survey of the 2011
Queen’s Awards winners:

 

83% of winners said
it brought prestige to
their business


48% of winners said
it gav
e them an
edge overseas

 

79% of winners
reported improved
staff morale

 

63% of winners
gained extra
press coverage