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Congratulations to our Queen's Award for Enterprise winners

25 April 2016

Congratulations to our local Queen’s Award winners, businesses in the South East Midlands this month unveiled as outstanding for enterprise.

Abiligroup Limited

Ampthill, Bedfordshire

An Innovation Award is made to software company Abiligroup Ltd founded in 2004 for developing a monitoring application that builds and updates a live model of all the entities in an IT infrastructure.

British Converting Solutions Ltd

Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

British Converting Solutions Ltd started trading in 1928 designing, manufacturing, and installing short run corrugated box making and printing machines. The company wins the Queen’s Award for International Trade for its outstanding growth in overseas sales over the last three years.

Comline Auto Parts Limited

Luton, Bedfordshire

Comline Auto Parts Ltd. was formed in 2000 to distribute a range of imported fast moving parts for European, Japanese and Korean cars including filters, brake pads, discs and clutches sold under the Comline brand It wins the Queen’s Award for International Trade for growth in overseas earnings of 313% over the last six years, increasing its proportion of export to domestic sales from 40% to 65%.

Hayward Tyler Group Limited

Luton, Bedfordshire

Hayward Tyler Group Ltd is one of the UK’s oldest engineering companies celebrating its bicentenary, having been founded in 1815 as a plumber’s merchants and foundry. It is a major supplier of high quality, large scale pumps for power generation, nuclear, oil and gas markets. They are the worldwide leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of boiler circulating pumps with over 2,300 units installed globally out of world production of circa 3,500 units, representing two-thirds market share.

iCandy World Limited

Biggleswade, Bedfordshire

Since 1933 iCandy’s precision manufacturing journey has led them to crafting the definitive pushchair, creating and patenting more than 10 years ago the world’s first single to double travel system within a single footprint. World Ltd wins the Queen’s Award for International Trade for outstanding growth in overseas sales.

Squirrels UK Ltd

Luton, Bedfordshire

Squirrels UK Limited is a company engaged in the export and distribution of discount food and drink products. The business started in 1970 from a market stall in Walthamstow, selling branded food products at discount prices. Squirrels UK win the Queen’s Award for International Trade for outstanding growth in overseas earnings of 334% over the last three years

Cheaney Shoes Ltd

Desborough, Northants

Joseph Cheaney & Sons was founded in 1886 in Desborough, Northamptonshire to manufacture high grade footwear using the Goodyear welted process. In 2009 Jonathan and William Church undertook a management buyout establishing Cheaney Shoes Ltd, putting in place a strategy including regaining the brand and image of Cheaney. The company has reclaimed and rebuilt a brand and wins the Queen’s Award for International Trade for continuous growth in overseas sales over the last six years.

Red Arch Manufacturing Ltd

Daventry, Northamptonshire

Red Arch Manufacturing Ltd, a manufacturer and supplier of products for OEM automotive applications, established in 2010, has won the Queen’s Award for International Trade for outstanding growth in overseas sales over three years. Its products are designed by a sister company and are accessory products for production line and dealer fitting.

Access All Areas (GB) Ltd

Wooburn Green, Buckinghamshire

Established in 2008, Access All Areas (GB) Ltd provides musical heritage tours and events, exploring popular music history by theme, genre or specific artist. Its mission statement is ‘To Identify, Protect, Preserve and Promote the UK’s Popular Music Heritage’. With sales from 67 different countries, the company has expanded from its initial focus of English speaking markets into Latin America.

Litre Meter

North Marston, Buckinghamshire

Litre Meter started trading in 1975 and designs, manufactures and supplies flow meters, instrumentation, sensors and supporting spares.

The company’s export strategy is based on technical specialities, product development and a strong engineering base throughout the company. Overseas sales have grown by 170% over the last three years with an increase in overall sales and profitability.

Lund Halsey Console Systems Ltd

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Lund Halsey Console Systems Ltd started trading in 1990 and designs and manufactures control room consoles, desks and display equipment for broadcasting, security, energy and air traffic control sectors. It wins the Queen’s Award for International Trade for outstanding growth in overseas sales.

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