The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2022 Chamber Winners

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2022 Chamber Winners

11:11 22 April in Business News, Member News

Established in 1965, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the UK, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed emblem for the next five years.  Now in its 56th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years.

Nationally, a total of 232 businesses have been awarded on the Queen’s 96th birthday.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of:

  • innovation
  • international trade
  • sustainable development
  • promoting opportunity through social mobility


AESSEAL plc, Rotherham | WINNER The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development

The award states: “AESSEAL plc provides clear leadership both within the company and to the wider sector through its Betterworld.Solutions philanthropic initiative and has demonstrated a wide range of positive sustainable development impacts. It is particularly commended for its vision in developing new talent through its outreach work.”

This is the 13th Queen’s Award received by AESSEAL plc and the 15th for the AES Engineering Ltd. Group. The latest Queen’s Award for Enterprise recognises AESSEAL’s commercially successful products, services and management that benefit the environment, society and the economy. Previous Queen’s Awards have included those for exports and technological achievement as well as a previous sustainability award in 2009.

Managing Director and founder, Chris Rea, said that the latest Queen’s Award was the greatest single honour that can be bestowed on a business and underlined the importance of commercial success being combined with a strong environmental conscience.

“This is a significant boost for morale and will help focus our attention even more on the importance of doing what we can, working with major industry globally, to tackle the climate crisis”, he said.

Gordon Bridge, who was AESSEAL’s Chief Executive Officer from 1995-2018, was the invited guest of honour at the official raising of the Queen’s Award flag at Mill Close at 11am on April 21, 2022.

Corrosion Resistant Materials | WINNER Queens Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2022

I am proud, excited and shocked to announce that the team at Corrosion Resistant Materials Ltd have been approved by Her Majesty the Queen to receive a Queens Award for Enterprise in International Trade.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the UK. The awards were first established in 1965 and since then over 7000 companies have achieved a Queen’s Award.

The awards celebrate the success of exciting and innovative businesses which are leading the way with pioneering products or services, delivering impressive social mobility programmes or showing their commitment to excellent sustainable development practices.

This year 225 UK businesses have been recognised for their contribution to International Trade, Innovation, Sustainable Development and Promoting Opportunity (through Social Mobility).

24 of these businesses are in the Yorkshire and Humber region which is a great testament to the region and congratulations to everyone of you.

Since opening in 2015, the family run Technical Materials Supplier founded by Lee Perry and Chris Williams, has gone from strength to strength.

Our Export division has grown year on year and now accounts for approx. 50% of our overall turnover and we now supply our range of Nickel, Duplex, Stainless, Low alloy, Aluminium and Titanium bar, sheet, plate, tube, pipe and forgings into over 31 countries (and growing).

The last three years have seen a 1097% increase on sales in this area and we would like to thank all our international customers and suppliers for their continued support as without you this award and recognition would not possible.

This award not only recognizes our commercial strength but also our support of the local community with our Apprenticeship and Work Experience programmes and our support of students from local schools and colleges in opening their horizons to the world of engineering.

We are a local company here to support our local community, but with a global outlook.

Above all this has been a fabulous team effort and I would like to personally thank ever member of the team (past and present) for your continued fantastic performance.

Cooper Turner Beck | WINNER Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2022

WATERMILL-CT HOLDINGS LTD T/A COOPER TURNER BECK are delighted to announce that the company has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade. The award, which is valid for the next five years, is in recognition of demonstrating continuous outstanding growth in international exports over the past several years. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the UK, recognising and celebrating business excellence across Britain.

Originally founded in 1876, Cooper & Turner are one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of high strength safety critical fasteners for the Wind, Construction, Tunnelling, Rail, Oil & Gas, OEM, Power Generation and Nuclear Power markets.

In 2017, with the promise of ever expanding fastener markets The Watermill Group, a strategy-driven private investment firm, completed the cross-border acquisition of Andaray (Holdings) Limited and its direct and indirect subsidiaries (“Cooper & Turner”),

Anthony Brown, CEO commented: “We are absolutely overjoyed with the news that WATERMILL-CT HOLDINGS LTD T/A COOPER TURNER BECK have won a Queen’s Award for our sustained success in international trade! We’re so grateful to our wonderful manufacturing sites and our amazing team for making all of this possible with their relentless passion, commitment, positivity, and hard work over the years. As a British brand with products that are manufactured in the UK, it’s especially humbling to see how our highly progressive business concept, uncompromisingly ethical materials standards and relationship-driven business approach has resonated with customers in so many countries throughout the world.”

Cares Laboratory Ltd | WINNER Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2022

Barnsley’s Cares Laboratory Ltd, inventors and manufacturers of the Vamoosh® cleaning brand has been awarded the prestigious ‘Queen’s Award for Enterprise – Innovation 2022’ in relation to their groundbreaking Vamoosh® Pet Hair Dissolver.

A laundry product with patented technology uniquely designed to dissolve pet hairs from pet bedding and blankets during the wash, Vamoosh® Pet Hair Dissolver was created in 2017 and has gone from strength to strength since its launch.

Established in 1965 to reward outstanding achievement by UK businesses, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the highest official recognition for British companies. After going through an extensive review process personally approved by the Queen, Vamoosh® won in the Innovation category alongside some of the UK’s most exciting new brands.

As a result of this distinguished win, Cares Laboratory has been invited to a winners’ Royal reception at Buckingham Palace in July, hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales.

Vamoosh® Pet Hair Dissolver was the brand’s first cleaning product and was created by Tom Abbey and Dave Toms, friends of over 30 years.

Tom had the idea after becoming frustrated with the amount of hair from his dog – named Mr Chips – that gathered in his washing machine every time he washed the dog bed. To bring the product to life, he partnered with Dave – a qualified chemist with more than 30 years’ experience leading R&D teams in the cleaning category.

Beloved by national figures such as Mrs Hinch and TV’s Queen of Clean, Lynsey Crombie, Vamoosh® products are stocked at several national retailers like B&M, The Range, Wilkos, Robert Dyas and Pets at Home.

Since launching Vamoosh®, Cares Laboratory has also released two further products – a fabric whitener designed specifically for lingerie and a unique 6-in-1 washing machine deep cleaner and the team have more product launches using patented technology scheduled for later this year.

Tom Abbey said: “We’re absolutely delighted to receive this honour. We put a lot of time and effort into creating this product and we’ve been blown away by the response we have had over the last few years. Winning such a prestigious award takes things to a new level, and we’re so grateful for all the support we’ve received.”

Dave Toms said: “It has been so encouraging to see our hard work pay off and we’re truly humbled that our first product, Vamoosh® Pet Hair Dissolver, has been recognised by The Queen’s Award.

“We’re not resting on our laurels, however – we have more patented inventions planned for launch this year and hope to add more Queen’s Awards in the future.  We are also ramping up our exports to Europe and the USA with the Pet Hair Dissolver. It’s been a great ride so far for us and we’re excited to see what the future brings.”

Kieran Bridges
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