Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: 2019 companies revealed

JMDA of Pershore celebrating their Queen's Award
Queen’s Award JMDR

From water-treatment businesses, to companies developing new ways that science can help mankind, 27 companies from across the region have secured a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Queen’s Awards for Innovation have been awarded to the following companies:


Kohler Mira, Cheltenham

Innovation in the performance of instantaneous electric showers through air induction


HT2 Labs, Chipping Norton.

A Learning Record Store providing enterprise-level data management and analytics for big learning data

Oxford Biodynamics Plc, Oxford

Novel epigemetic biomarker technology to deliver personalised medicine

Oxford Instruments, Abingdon

Extreme, a high sensitivity, high spatial resolution, EDS detector for low energy x-rays


Thorlux Lighting, Redditch

A wireless web based lighting management system to control interior, exterior and emergency lighting

North Wiltshire

Qualasept Pharmaxo Holdings, Corsham

Innovation in stability research to increase the shelf lives of many critical biological cancer drugs.


Queen’s Awards for International Trade have been awarded to the following companies:


Auger Torque Ltd, Cheltenham

The development, manufacture and sales of earth drill and trenching related attachments for construction equipment]

Avon Specialty Metals Ltd, Gloucester

Ethical recycling and trading of complex nickel and cobalt aerospace alloys and exotic minor metals.


Customer Thermometer

One-click email surveys for businesses that want real-time, actionable feedback from the service they provide.

Oxford Programs Ltd

Trading as Oxford Royale Academy, offering one to te- week residential educational courses for overseas students.

Meech International, Witney

Electrostatic and contamination control systems for plastics, packaging, printing, automotive, food and drink and medical sectors.

Oxford Pharmagenesis, Tubney

Provides health science communications services to the healthcare industry.

Oxford Technical Solutions, Middleton Stoney

The design and manufacture of high precision satellite-aided inertial navigation measurement systems for automotive and surveying.

Oxford Technologies Ltd, Abingdon

Trading as Veolia Nuclear Solutions UK, this company designs and manufactures remote handling systems for extremely hazardous environments.


JMDA Ltd, Pershore

Design engineering, product development and compliance management, manufacturing support, child car seat vehicle compatibility service

Seada Technology Ltd, Redditch

Video wall controllers with custom software


Leeson Polyurethanes Ltd, Warwick

Development, manufacture and sale of formulated polyurethane adhesives, coatings, waterproofing and binders.

REPL Group Worldwide Ltd, Henley in Arden

Workforce management, supply chain, point-of-sale and in-store digital solutions for retail.

The Lawton Tube Co Ltd, Coventry

Manufacture and distribution of copper tubes and associated products for the construction and medical industries

North Wiltshire

Alvan Blanch Development Ltd, Malmesbury

The design and manufacturer of drying and processing systems for agricultural products and waste materials

Clarendon Specialty Fasteners Ltd, Swindon

Distribution of Aerospace grade fasteners and components into aerospace, motorsport, defence and industrial markets

Foregenix Ltd, Marlborough

Cyber security company developing security products for SMEs up to national banks

Rotech (Swindon) Ltd

Technology for kegging breweries worldwide for hygiene and product quality


Berkeley Engineering Ltd, Reading

Specialist engineering and project management consultancy, focussed in the oil and gas, and petrochemical sectors

Trace2Go, Thatcham

Manufacture and global distribution of testing equipment for drinking and waste water quality


The Helping Hand Company

A family-run British manufacturing company, established in 1965 specialising in independent living at home; Pressure Ulcer Management; 24hour Postural Care; Litter Management consultancy including Litter picking equipment and Contract Manufacturing.

Queen’s Awards for Sustainable Development have been awarded to the following companies:


ClimateCare Oxford Ltd

Working with corporate and government partners to deliver world-leading climate, environment and development programmes

Some of the award winners were quick to show their appreciation.

Derrick Barker, Creative and Managing Director at JMDA Design, based at Pershore, which won a Queen’s Award for International Trade for its outstanding contribution to child car seat safety globally, explains what winning a Queen’s Award meant to the team. “Our journey started in 1991 when I began the business with my wife Cherril Barker, who is the Marketing and Finance Director at JMDA. Of course, the landscape of child car seat design was very different back then, but our commitment to child safety has never changed and we’re delighted to now be designing our 95thchild car seat.” He adds, “It really is a team effort at JMDA and winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2019 for International Trade makes me extremely proud of everything we’ve achieved over the years. Our dedication to the industry is now even stronger than ever!”

Foregenix, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this month, received the award for its work in international trade. It is the first cyber security consultancy with a focus on protecting the payment and finance industries to receive the honour. The specialist firm generated around 60% of its revenue from international sales over the past four years, helped by new offices in Boston servicing North America, Sydney servicing Australasia, Frankfurt servicing Europe and São Paulo servicing Brazil and a new base in Singapore in 2019.

One in five winners in the 2019 Queen’s Award for Enterprise have received support and funding from Innovate UK. Companies from across this region which have received Innovate UK funding include:

Alvan Blanch Development Company

Auger Torque Europe

Oxford BioDynamics

Oxford Technical Solutions


Oxford Technologies