Design company receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise


Pershore-based JMDA Design has been presented with its Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2019 for International Trade by The Hon Lady Morrison, Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire, surrounded by Worcestershire dignitaries.

The Vice Lord-Lieutenant The Hon Lady Morrison awarded a Grant of Appointment to JMDA in recognition of winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2019 for International Trade and presented an engraved glass trophy and a scroll signed by Her Majesty The Queen.

With the CEO of Hereford and Worcester Chamber of Commerce, Sharon Smith, and the Lord and Lady Mayoress of Pershore, among those in attendance, the presentation signified 27 years’ of ground-breaking, innovative design of children’s car safety seats.


Founders and Directors of JMDA Derrick and Cherril Barker accepted the Queen’s Award in a momentous occasion saying, “In a room filled with business associates, family, friends, our UK team and colleagues from China and Italy, who have contributed to the design of 97 children’s car safety seats to date, our vision to reduce serious injury to children from road traffic accidents continues to grow.  We feel extremely proud of all that we have achieved; welcoming The Hon Lady Morrison, Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire to our offices and being presented the award in front of so many guests was the highest point in our company’s history so far”.

Honoured to be recognised for their outstanding contribution to child car seat safety globally, JMDA is one of only 201 organisations nationally to be recognised for excellence with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise this year. JMDA also demonstrated impressive growth over the last three years and a pedigree backed by winning many awards throughout its 27 years’ in business.