Congratulations to all our fabulous 2021 Queen’s Award for Enterprise winners – they are great business role models and the county of Cambridgeshire is so very proud of you all.
This page will be updated with images from the award presentations, which will be made later in the year. Last year’s winners are here, and a list of previous years winners is here. Information on how to apply for an award is here.
Congratulations to AlphaBio Control for winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation.
Cambridge-based AlphaBio Control Limited, is a crop pest control company established in 2011. Its product FliPPER was developed as a bio-insecticide alternative for crop protection. It is a natural, fast-acting, competitively priced, environmentally friendly insecticide/acaricide that provides lasting control of economically important pests. It is for use in all fruit and vegetable crops, leaves no residues on the product, and has a neutral impact on the environment. Importantly, it was developed as a product to provide effective control of target insects with negligible impact on bees and other beneficial insects and pollinators.
Congratulations to GW Pharmaceuticals for winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation.
Established in 1999, GW Pharmaceuticals Plc is a large pharmaceuticals company based in Cambridgeshire. In 2005 the company produced Sativex, the first plant-derived cannabis based medicine to be approved for patients suffering with Multiple Sclerosis. This Innovation Award is for the development of two new cannabis based medicines Epidyolex and Epidiolex. These two products are the first in a new class of anti-epileptic drugs for the treatment of seizures associated with two severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. With US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in June 2018 and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) approval in September 2019, Epidyolex and Epidiolex became the first prescription, plant-derived cannabis-based medicine approved by both globally important regulatory bodies. In July 2020, the US FDA also approved Epidiolex for the treatment of seizures associated with Tuberous Sclerosis.
Congratulations to PervasID for winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation.
Cambridge based PervasID Limited was established in 2014. The company has developed patented technology that solves challenges associated with Radio-frequency identification (RFID) readers. Standard RFID systems suffer from short range, insufficient detection accuracy, and difficulty in determining location. Innovative technology and know-how solves these problems and enables robust fail-safe health and safety inventory systems in sync with intelligent Internet of Things developments. The company’s reader has an accuracy of 99% compared with the industry standard of 80%, it has the ability to read 400 RFID tags per second (industry standard of 100) and with a reliable read range of 20 metres compared with 2 metres as the industry standard. There are many critical applications for the technology. An example is in the aviation industry where engineers’ tool cabinets are actively monitored ensuring no tools are left in potentially hazardous areas of an aircraft when servicing.
Congratulations to Almath Crucibles for winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.
Located in Newmarket, Almath Crucibles Ltd is a leading British manufacturer and global exporter of high purity Alumina crucibles and technical ceramic refractory products which are used in laboratories across the world. It started trading in March 1996 and holds a wide range of items in stock for speedy delivery to customers. Over three years, its overseas sales have grown by over 72% and now make up 55% of all sales. The company employs six people and is actively developing its overseas trade with leading markets in Germany, the USA, Italy, Slovenia and France. Overseas sales are made firstly through its internet store from which goods are ordered and paid for online, then dispatched by courier from the UK. The company also sells directly to overseas companies from direct enquiries. The company wins the Queen’s Award for International Trade for Outstanding Short Term Growth in overseas sales over the last three years.
Congratulations to Biorbyt for winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.
Biorbyt Ltd, established in 2010 and based in Cambridge, offers clients in academic research in the life sciences field a range of research using only reagents for research and testing needs worldwide. It provides antibodies, proteins, small molecules, ELISA kits, bio chemicals and staining solutions through detection kits. Its portfolio of over 500,000 products has contributed to over 1500 new discoveries worldwide, with offices in China and USA to further expand business in those markets. Overseas sales have grown year on year over six years from £846.6k to £2.3 million, a rise in total of 177.3%, and now account for 93.6% of total sales. The company sells to 48 countries worldwide, and its world market split is USA 35%, China 15%, EU 30%, Rest of World 20%; and its top five individual markets are USA, China, Germany, Poland and Japan. The company wins the Queen’s Award for International Trade for Outstanding Continuous Growth in overseas sales over six years.
Congratulations to Engomag for winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.
Endomag started trading in April 2007 and is based at St John’s Innovation Park, in Cambridge. It has developed and markets a minimally-invasive surgical guidance system to provide a better standard of breast cancer care. These technologies are used internationally to help women with breast cancer avoid surgery when it isn’t needed, and experience better outcomes when it is. It continues to develop its innovative clinical platform that uses magnetic fields to power diagnostic and therapeutic devices. Over the three years overseas sales have grown by over 41% per annum from £4.0 million to £8.0 million, and now make up 88.5% of all sales. Its top market is United States, with significant exports to Germany, Hong Kong and Australia. The company was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – Innovation in 2018. The company wins the Queen’s Award for International Trade for Outstanding Short Term Growth in overseas sales over the last three years.
Congratulations to Featurespace for winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.
Established in 2005, and backed by over 30 years of research at Cambridge University, Featurespace is a global business and the inventor of Adaptive Behavioural Analytics. It built the multi award-winning ARIC Risk Hub – a real-time, AI machine learning software platform that risk scores transactions and other events to stop fraud and detect money laundering in more than 180 countries. Understanding behaviour this accurately balances operational efficiencies and improves fraud and financial crime detection reducing transactions incorrectly declined by 70%. Over the last six years overseas sales have grown by 5,690% and the percentage exported has risen to 71%. The US is a leading contributor accounting for 60% of sales; followed by Denmark Switzerland, Italy and Gibraltar. Since 2019, it has strategically focused on new regions including Mexico, the Middle East, Australia and Singapore. The company wins the Queen’s Award for International Trade for Outstanding Continuous Growth in overseas sales over the last six years.
Congratulations to Military Aerospace for winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.
Military Aerospace is a division of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, which was founded in 1909. The company offers maintenance, supply chain and engineering services, mainly for the C-130 Hercules. Employing over 550 people, much of its work is for the for the RAF, but increasingly for overseas air forces. Over the three years to December 2019, its overseas sales have grown by over £40 million from £37.5 million to £77.5 million, and now make up 40.45% of all sales. In 2019 the overseas income was from Bangladesh Air Force, Austrian Air Force, Royal Netherlands Air Force, Swedish Air Force, and from the USA (Boeing Aerospace). It is a previous winner of the Queens Award International Trade in 2016 and the Queens Award Innovation in 2013. The company wins the Queen’s Award for International Trade for Outstanding Short Term Growth in overseas sales over the last three years.
Congratulations to Majority / Velocity Commerce for winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.
From simple beginnings in 2012, Cambridge based Velocity Outlet Ltd, trading as Majority / Velocity Commerce, has learned how to use online shopping channels to best effect. The company only sells direct to customers, believing this is the best way for it to compete against larger businesses in the same sector. Designing its products in and distributing from the UK and by using foreign languages where required, the company has entered new markets in a planned and well organised manner that has produced substantial export growth. Velocity Outlet Ltd. wins the Queen’s Award for International Trade for Outstanding Short Term Growth in overseas sales over the last three years.