EEF member wins second Queen’s Award for Enterprise

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A small Somerset business, which has been a member of EEF for several years, is receiving its second Queen’s Award in the space of just five years.

Jo Bird, a company specialising in the design and manufacture of lifesaving and fire safety equipment storage, received official notification to say it has won The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation.

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the UK's most prestigious business awards to celebrate and encourage business excellence.

The news was particularly welcome at Jo Bird’s HQ in Highbridge, Somerset, as it is five years to the day that the company received its first Queen’s Award for International Trade.

Today’s Queen’s Award in Innovation recognises the redesign and manufacture of a high volume/low margin fire safety cabinet.

MD Guy Atkins explains: “We are the internationally recognised leader in the design and manufacture of life saving and fire safety equipment storage. This innovation enhances our reputation as the market leader in quality and in being at the forefront of design in our market. Being successful in winning a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise is a huge achievement and could not have happened without the ambition, determination and hard work of our staff and particularly Laxman Sivanathan.”