Queens Awards for Enterprise announced


The Queen’s Awards For Enterprise have been announced, and are dominated by electronics companies.

ARM, Cambridge Consultants, Thales and Oxford Instruments and Roke Manor all feature, some not for the first time, as well as less well known firms such as smart metering firm Sentec, Radio Designs, and OpTek Systems

Here is Electronics Weekly’s edited lists for the Awards for Enterprise in the three classes of International Trade, Innovation, and Sustainable Development.

The Queen’s Awards For Enterprise: International Trade 2011

Advanced Electronics, Northumberland
Electronic fire detection and life safety equipment

Atlantic Inertial Systems, Devon.
Inertial measurement products for precision control and ground proximity warnings software for military pilots

Blackstar Amplification, Northampton
Guitar amplifiers and pedals

Buhler Sortex, London
High speed optical sorters for cleaning post-harvest crops

Crystalox, Oxfordshire
Multi-crystalline silicon for the solar cell industry

Deep Sea Electronics, North Yorkshire
Electronic control solutions for standby power generators and engines

Delcam, Birmingham
CAD CAM software

DiGiCo, Surrey
Digital audio mixing consoles

Entek International, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Battery separators for lead acid car and truck starter batteries

Genuine Solutions, Surrey
Mobile phone accessories

Infrared Integrated Systems, Northamptonshire
Thermal detectors and systems for thermal imaging, people counting, queue management and security applications

The Magstim Company, Carmarthenshire
Neural stimulators and intra-operative nerve monitors

Malvern Instruments, Worcestershire
Scientific instrumentation for the measurement of physical and chemical properties of materials

Martin-Baker Aircraft, Middlesex
Military aircrew survival systems

Morgan Innovation and Technology, Hampshire
Medical and other electronic devices

OpTek Systems, Oxfordshire
Laser systems

Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology, Bristol
Capital equipment for the semi-conductor industry

Rofin Sinar UK, Yorkshire
Lasers and laser systems

Thales Missile Electronics, Hampshire
Safety and arming units and defence electronics

Thales Optronics, Glasgow
Day and night-vision equipment and systems

Toby Churchill, Cambridgeshire
Speech communication aids

ZED Tunnel Guidance, Surrey
Guidance systems for tunnelling machines

The Queen’s Awards For Enterprise: Innovation 2011

AGD Systems, Gloucestershire
AGD94X series pedestrian nearside signals

ARM, Cambridge
Licensing of technology to partners globally for low energy chips for digital electronics

BBC Research & Development, London
The Piero sports graphics system – tool for sports analysis on TV using 3D graphics and real-time image processing

Brandon Medical Company, West Yorkshire
LED lighting with efficiency and near-perfect colour rendition

Cambridge Consultants, Cambridge
Prism 200 handheld through-wall radar for counter-terrorist applications

Datapath, Derby
Video graphics and capture technology for custom and professional applications

DuPont Teijin Films UK, Middlesbrough
Melinex polyester films for solar photovoltaic modules

EA Technology, Cheshire
UltraTEV products assessing the condition of high and medium voltage assets in power generation, transmission and distribution

Harvard Engineering, Wakefield
LeafNut central monitoring and wireless control system for street lighting

Peak NDT, Derby
Design, development and exploitation of the Micropulse 5 series of ultrasonic NDT controllers

Radio Design, West Yorkshire
Universal Combiner Unit allowing multiple cellular operator companies to share a common antenna system

Red Bee Media, London
The Piero sports graphics system – tool for sports analysis on TV using 3D graphics and real-time image processing

Renishaw, Gloucestershire
TRS2 broken tool detection system

Roke Manor Research, Hampshire
Resolve, a modular man-pack electronic warfare system for the exploitation and suppression of hostile communication equipment

Selex Galileo, Radar & Advanced Targeting, Edinburgh
Design and production of military lasers providing imaging, range finding and designation capabilities

Sentec, Cambridge
Sterling platform for smart water meters.

Smiths Detection, Hertfordshire
Design and manufacturer of lightweight chemical detector series

Soil Machine Dynamics, Tyne and Wear
Design and manufacture of work-class remotely operated vehicles

Solarcentury, London
C21e solar electric roof tiles and slates

Specialised Imaging, Hertfordshire
High speed imaging systems for research, industrial, military and scientific applications

Spectrum Brands (UK), Tyne and Wear
Mercury-free hearing aid battery and innovations to increase capacity, quality and production processes

Trident Sensors, Surrey
Design of the Polaris GPS tracker and data communications system

Zeeko, Leicestershire
Corrective polisher range with integrated metrology

The Queen’s Awards For Enterprise: Sustainable Development 2011

ScottishPower Renewables, Glasgow
Sustainable development of Whitelee Windfarm for green energy

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