Monday, May 10, 2021

Thirteen East Midlands businesses win Queen’s Awards

Thirteen East Midlands businesses have been announced as winners in the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise – the prestigious business awards.

In total 205 businesses representing a diverse range of sectors have been recognised by Her Majesty The Queen as among the best in the country.

This year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are given for outstanding achievement in innovation, international trade, sustainable development, and promoting opportunity (through social mobility).

Winners must pass a robust assessment process, judged by senior officials in Whitehall and experts from industry, academia and the third sector. On that basis, each year, the winners of The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are recommended by the Prime Minister.

Winners are permitted to fly The Queen’s Awards flag at their main office, use the emblem on their marketing materials, are given a Grant of Appointment (an official certificate), and a commemorative crystal trophy. The awards are valid for 5 years.

Amongst the East Midlands winners are:

For sustainable development

Name Location Product or Service
Farrington Oils Ltd Hargrave Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil producer becomes world’s first certified as both
carbon and plastic neutral.


For innovation

Name Location Product or Service
Apption Labs LTD Leicester The world’s first to market, premier completely wireless smart meat thermometer.
EarthSense Systems Limited Leicester Innovative air quality service including hardware and software providing insight into air pollution.
HUUB Limited Derby Huub has revolutionised the market for triathlon and open-water swimming
wetsuits and tri-suits.
InSight Analytics Solutions Limited
trading as ONYX InSight
Nottingham Innovative vibration sensing system for monitoring the condition of wind turbines.
Inzpire Ltd Lincoln Innovative Mission Support System that transforms operational effectiveness
and safety for all military aircraft operations.
Total Saddle Solutions Ltd Worksop Innovative fully flexible sports saddles designed to improve horse and rider
welfare, performance and safety.


For international trade

Name Location Product or Service
Apption Labs Limited Leicester Design, manufacture and sale of smart products (IoT) in the smart kitchen and
outdoor market.
Brunel Healthcare Manufacturing
Swadlincote Manufacture and supply of food supplements for large private label and branded companies.
G. H. Hurt & Son Ltd Nottingham Design and manufacture of lacy knitted shawls, scarves and knitted lace accessories.
InSight Analytics Solutions Ltd.
trading as ONYX InSight
Nottingham Analytics software, advanced sensor solutions and engineering services for the wind energy industry.
Lakshmi & Sons T/A Cofresh Snack
Leicester Manufacturer of snacks – methods include frying, mixing and flavouring. Has over 2,000 products.
M-Mover Holdings Limited Ashbourne Design and manufacture of pedestrian operated electric tugs for safer and more efficient load moving.
Novametrics Ltd Derby Data analysis for health workforce planning. Monitoring, evaluation,
accountability and learning for international development programmes.
Woolroom Oakham Design and development of woollen, sleep related products that deliver the
best sleep.


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