The Queen’s Award for Enterprise has been awarded to three businesses in Buckinghamshire.
The awards are the most prestigious awards for UK business. They are designed to recognise and encourage outstanding achievements in the fields of Innovation, International Trade, Sustainable Development and Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility).
The 2021 award winners in Buckinghamshire were successful in two categories; Innovation and International Trade.
In the Innovation category achievements are assessed for: invention, design or production of goods; performance of services; marketing and distribution; or, after-sale support of goods or services, that have realised outstanding commercial success over two years or continuous commercial success over five years.
Two of the three businesses received their award in the Innovation category. They are:
- JUNE Medical – High Wycombe
- Martin Audio Ltd – High Wycombe
The third award winner was in the category of International Trade. This category recognises substantial growth in overseas earnings and in commercial success (for their business size and sector) through either outstanding achievement over three years or continuous achievement over six years.
The award has been given to:
- Melford Technologies Ltd – Amersham.
Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, Countess Howe said: ‘I have great admiration for the three businesses in Buckinghamshire which have been selected to receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise this year. The additional challenges of Covid19 and Brexit cannot have made operations easy, so this achievement is even more remarkable.
The Queen’s Awards differ from personal honours such as OBEs and MBEs, since they are given to an industrial or business unit as a whole and recognize management and employees working as a team.
A Queen’s Award for Enterprise is a whole company success, and the businesses can feel justifiably proud of their achievement. Based as they are in the entrepreneurial heart of Britain, it is exciting to acknowledge the contribution which they have made to the prosperity of the county.
My congratulations go to all three companies, and I look forward to visiting each of them in due course to make the presentations on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.‘
*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.