The Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE, will today present The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2017 to Watson-Marlow Limited and BioPure Technology Limited (of Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group).
The award to Watson-Marlow, and BioPure, was originally announced on The Queen’s 91st Birthday in April. It reflects the company’s outstanding continuous growth of 76.6% in overseas sales over the judging period.
Today the Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, in his capacity as Her Majesty The Queen’s representative, visited Watson-Marlow to present their commemorative award. He was shown around the Company’s extensive manufacturing facilities in Falmouth and was also given an introduction to the BioPure range.
Watson-Marlow Limited is headquartered in Falmouth in Cornwall and is a leading manufacturer of peristaltic pumps and tubing. It is part of the Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group, a world leader in peristaltic technology and complete fluid path technologies. BioPure Technology Limited is based in Portsmouth, Hampshire and specialises in the design and manufacture of fluid path components for use in biotechnology and pharmaceutical processes.
Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group is one of 176 businesses from across the UK to have been recognised for its contribution to international trade, innovation, sustainable development and promoting opportunity.
David Cole, Group Supply Director at Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group comments:
“The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is one of the most prestigious business awards in the country and I am absolutely delighted to receive it on behalf of Watson-Marlow and our colleagues at BioPure. We are all very proud that our factories in Cornwall and Hampshire are not only providing employment for nearly 400 people, but also demonstrating that our high quality and precision products, manufactured here in the UK, are valued throughout the world.