Queen’s Award winners announced

Thermoseal Group, Liniar, CMS and Jackloc have all been revealed as Queen’s Award winners in different categories.

Winner of The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: International Trade 2017, Thermoseal Group is now permitted to fly The Queen’s Awards flags across its UK sites and are invited to offer input into the development and delivery of policies across Whitehall.

Gwain Paterson, managing director at Thermoseal Group, said: “We now manufacture over 50% of the products we supply as opposed to less than 5% in 2008. In terms of export, we ship to over 22 different countries in Europe, USA, South America, Asia, Australia and Oceania. Growth in export has been significant over the past year and is set to continue in the future.

“Although I’m not generally the kind of person to blow my own trumpet, our awards successes so far prove that our business is impressive in any industry and my colleagues deserve the recognition for their continued efforts and dedication to building Thermoseal Group.”

Liniar has been handed a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for the Liniar ModLok bifolding door.

The ModLok exoskeleton, combining reinforcement and security with a patented thermal lock, offers a PVCU bifold that acts as an aluminium door.

Only 1,357 companies have been awarded the Innovation accolade since it was launched 51 years ago, with Liniar among around just 50 firms adding to that list this year.

“I’m delighted that the Liniar ModLok bifold has been recognised for its revolutionary design,” said Liniar CEO Roger Hartshorn. “It’s a great reflection on the exceptional team we have here and the high standards of the products we have created.”

Scotland’s CMS Window Systems is a winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development 2017 for its achievement in ensuring environmental, social and economic sustainable practices underpin every aspect of the business. 

Andy Kerr, managing director of CMS Window Systems, said: “We’ve consistently shown that sustainability is not a fad or a ‘nice to have’, but it can be fundamental to a successful business when approached with total commitment.”

Leicestershire-based Jackloc has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for its window restrictor that reduces the risk of falls from height.

“Jackloc has come an awfully long way from working at the dining room table,” director Judith Burrows said. “We are supplying Jacklocs across the world including seven-star hospitals in Abu Dhabi, five-star hotels in Iraq and we’re working in close partnership with local NHS trusts and leading hotel chains here in the UK.

“While this award is truly amazing and something we never thought we would receive, our hard work doesn’t stop. We are dedicated to reducing the number of injuries and fatalities across the world caused by falling from windows.”

Winners are invited to a Buckingham Palace Reception in July.