29 Apr Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2021
HM Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Mrs Anna Turner today congratulated the four Shropshire businesses who have been announced winners of the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Winners of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise have been recognised for their outstanding achievements in the categories of Innovation, Exporting and Promoting Opportunity. Winners of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise receive an invitation to a Royal reception, a special crystal trophy presented by the Lord-Lieutenant, the right to fly the award flag at their headquarters and use the QAE logo in their marketing for five years as well as worldwide recognition as a winner.
Mrs Turner said “ I am thrilled to celebrate the success of the four Telford based companies who have demonstrated that Shropshire is a county of innovative and dynamic businesses. We look forward to celebrating with them their success”.
The Shropshire winners of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise are:
Reconomy (UK)Ltd. Established in 1994, Shropshire based Reconomy (UK) Limited has developed a centralised digital commissioning platform that connects waste producers with waste management providers. The platform is unique in the ability for large waste producers to contract through one provider to receive national coverage delivered by local providers. The system gives the waste producer a dashboard which provides a clear, near live, view of what waste they are producing and how they are managing it. The system provides an efficient way for small waste management companies to generate business and engage with large waste producers. The level of data recorded ensures transparency of practice and enables monitoring against targets. It also enables the Government to monitor waste management practice more closely. 94% of waste processed through the system avoids landfill versus a national average of 75%. The company wins the Queen’s Award for Innovation.
Aviramp Limited. Aviramp Limited started trading in 2009, and is based in Telford. The company designs, manufactures and installs bespoke access ramps, with patent protection, throughout the globe to industries including aviation, road, marine, rail, leisure and hospitality. The aviation market accounts for 94% of revenues and is the main focus for Aviramp’s export strategy, which focuses on business relationships with country government travel and tourism heads, and heads of international travel organisations. The main current markets were Saudi Arabia, USA, Canada, Philippines and Australia and new markets during the application period were Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Punta Cana, Norway and New Zealand. Overseas sales have grown by 135% over the three year application period and the proportion of sales exported has increased to 94% of total sales. The company wins the Queen’s Award for International Trade for Outstanding Short Term Growth in overseas sales over the last three years.
Scanning Pens Ltd. Established in 2003 in Telford, West Midlands, Scanning Pens Ltd is a worldwide EdTech company providing reading support to students with reading difficulties, guided by its co-founders, Jack Churchill and Toby Sutton. Its assistive technology has been integrated into schools across all ages, aiding dyslexics and English language learners. ˜ExamReader’ and ˜ReaderPen’ allow students to be supported in a classroom without the need of a human reader. The last three years has seen a significant increase in its overseas markets growing from one UK office and 10 UK staff, to two UK offices, and one office each in USA, Australia, Canada, and India with over 80 staff around the world. Overseas Sales have grown by 216% and the percentage of sales exported has also grown from 44% to 60%. The company wins the Queen’s Award for International Trade for Outstanding Short Term Growth in overseas sales over the last three years.
Landau Limited is a charity founded in 1995 and based in Wellington, Shropshire. It delivers services in partnership with a range of organisations, helping disadvantaged people in areas of high depravation to fulfil their potential, achieve happy, healthy lives, and actively contribute to family and community life. This year the Charity has helped 2,000 individuals to develop skills, gain work experience or enter paid employment. It has achieved this through a number of projects, a key one being Building Better Opportunities (BBO). The charity works with 30 organisations to help participants find work. Typically participants have been long term unemployed, 60% live in a jobless household, less than 40% have basic skills, and over 50% have a disability. Another project sees the charity work with a local construction partnership delivering a scheme to get unemployed people without qualifications ‘site ready’ through 6 week home building projects. Landau wins the Queen’s Award for Promoting Opportunity