15 Yorkshire firms win Queen’s Award

Fifteen Yorkshire and two Lincolnshire firms have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

First established in 1965, they celebrate the success of exciting and innovative businesses that are leading the way with pioneering products or services, delivering impressive social mobility programmes, or showing their commitment to excellent sustainable development practices.

The Yorkshire and Lincolnshire winners are…

For outstanding achievements in innovation:

Name Location Product/service
BigChange Limited Leeds  BigChange provides a pioneering business management software product for
tradespeople and mobile workers.
CarnaudMetalbox Engineering LTD Shipley Servo driven internal spray machine for canmaking, developed to improve
speed, efficiency and process control
CPOMS Systems Limited Skipton  Innovative software enabling school staff to record, monitor and analyse child
protection and safeguarding concerns.
Edward Pryor & Son Ltd trading as
Pryor Marking Technology
Sheffield Robotic laser system for improved quality, speed and reliability of marking
vehicles during manufacture.
GBUK Banana, a division of GBUK
Group Ltd.
Selby ‘Versal’ provides healthcare professionals with a safer way of re-positioning or
transferring patients.
Teledyne Defence & Space, a
division of Teledyne Limited
Shipley Innovative frequency converter for small, low weight and power,
telecommunications satellites in low earth orbit.
Twinkl (Global Holdings) Ltd Sheffield  A complete planning solution to support the 2014 National Curriculum, saving
teachers time.


For outstanding achievements in international trade:

Auto Electrical Supplies (AES)
Wakefield Distributor and exporter of Harnessflex Conduit Systems for commercial,
construction and agricultural vehicles.
BTL Group Ltd. Shipley  Design and development of examination creation software and associated
services for test delivery, training, consultation.
John King Chains Ltd  Sherburn-in-Elmet The manufacture and supply of Conveyor chains and sprockets to continual
process industries Worldwide.
Loadhog Ltd Sheffield Driving innovation in the design and manufacture of returnable transit
packaging solutions
Shulmans LLP Leeds Specialist legal services including services for overseas companies who wish
to operate in the UK.
Techbuyer Ltd Harrogate Purchase, sale and refurbishment of high quality, cost-effective enterprise IT
Think So Ltd t/a outside the box Leeds Helps organisations create new services and deliver fully coherent
communications to their customers.
Turner & Townsend Limited Leeds Global programme management company – supporting organisations that
invest in, own and operate built assets.
Eminox Ltd Gainsborough Eminox designs and manufactures emissions-reduction solutions for heavyduty vehicles and equipment, that improve air quality.
Valour Consultancy Limited Grantham Custom and syndicated market research reports, whitepapers, surveys, databases and consulting services.