Among the most distinguished decorations for British business, the Queen’s Award was established in 1965 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday. The categories for the awards are:
Winners will join more than 6,000 UK businesses that have received a Queen’s Award. According to research from the University of Strathclyde, 73% of previous winners have attributed the award to achieving increased recognition and international sales.
Tim Hawkins, managing director of Markes International, based in Llantrisant, said:
It is a great honour to be recognised for our excellence in innovation and, for the second time, international trade. We take great pride in introducing new technologies to our field of analytical chemistry and have been successful in supporting customers around the world and enhancing scientific progress.
Roger Bowden, chairman and founder of Milton Keynes-based Niftylift, said:
We are honoured to be recognised for not one, but 2 prestigious Queen’s Awards. These awards help to illustrate how our dedication to design and innovation, together with our attention to detail and strong customer focus, have allowed us to complete so successfully in this global marketplace.