Several firms from the mobile, telecoms and wireless sectors are celebrating today after winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise – the UK’s most prestigious annual accolade for business success.
In total, 119 Business Awards are announced this year – 71 for International Trade, 40 for Innovation and 8 for Sustainable Development. As ever, winning companies come from a vast range of business sectors, and range in size from two firms with just three employees to an international giant employing 68,000 people. 49% of this year’s winning firms employ less than 50 people.
Amongst this year’s winners from the mobile, telecoms and wireless sectors are a supplier of vehicle intercommunications systems for tactical wheeled vehicles (Cobham Defence Communications Ltd); a supplier of DVB/MPEG encoders and associated products for transmitting video over a wireless link (Link Research Ltd); a developer of touch sensor technology for mobile phones and MP3 players (QRG Ltd); the designers of a waterproof protective case for mobile phones and other handheld consumer electronics (Aquapac International Limited); the developers of the Bluecore family of single-chip solutions for Bluetooth applications (CSR PLC); Motorola Point to Point Fixed Wireless Solutions Group; and the supplier of the Micronet range of wireless, solar powered marine electronics (Tacktick Ltd).
To mark their achievement, a representative from each winning company is being invited to attend a special reception in London on Tuesday 24th April 2007 in the presence of HRH The Duke of York. The actual presentation of each company’s Award by a Queen’s representative takes place later in the year, normally during local ceremonies at the workplace – an opportunity for all employees to share in the celebration. Winning firms also benefit from extensive publicity, increased recognition and the chance to use the coveted Queen’s Award Emblem in all marketing for five years. Representatives from each company are also invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace in the summer.