Queen Award Watson-Marlow

Watson-Marlow Limited is honoured with Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2018

Cornwall based company Watson-Marlow Limited – a long-term client of Content Coms – has today been confirmed as a winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s birthday.

The Company wins the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2018. The award recognises the Company’s development of its Qdos pump technology: the world’s first self-contained, chemical metering pump. This category rewards world class innovation coupled with proof of five years of sustained sales.

Watson-Marlow Limited is headquartered in Falmouth 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. For Watson-Marlow, the award marks a double-win; the company was recognised for its overseas sales growth with a Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2017.

Watson-Marlow is one of 230 businesses from across the UK to have been recognised for its contribution to innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity.

Simon Nicholson, Managing Director of Watson-Marlow Limited comments:

“To win a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of Innovation is fantastic news for our business. It is a marker of the tremendous energy and commitment of our staff, as well as their pursuit of the very best in product innovation. Every member of our team can celebrate his or her part in this prestigious win. We are truly honoured and delighted to find ourselves in receipt of a Queen’s Award for the second year in a row.

“Qdos is no ordinary pump technology. The judges have clearly recognised the tremendous work undertaken by our product design team. Qdos provides a solution to a wide range of industrial and environmental applications that require chemical dosing. The market demanded cost effective systems, offering increased safety and low operational expenditure. This is precisely what we delivered and as such, Qdos – which is manufactured here in our Falmouth factory – is now deployed all over the world.”

Greg Clarke, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said:

“The UK has some of the most entrepreneurial and innovative minds in the world delivering jobs, growth and greater choice for consumers and I am proud to see a wealth of these businesses being recognised today.”


About Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the UK. The awards were first established in 1965 and since then 7,114 companies have achieved a Queen’s Award.

The awards celebrate the success of exciting and innovative businesses which are leading the way with pioneering products or services, delivering impressive social mobility programmes or showing their commitment to excellent sustainable development practices.

This year 230 UK businesses have been recognised for their contribution to international trade, innovation, sustainable development and promoting opportunity (through social mobility).

Successful businesses include:

  • 152 winners for the international trade award
  • 72 winners of the innovation award
  • 8 winners of the sustainable development award
  • 6 winners for the promoting opportunity award

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2019 are open to applications from 8th May 2018. Almost all UK businesses (including non profit) can apply, and the application process is free. All applications must be made online, and you may apply for more than one category. All entry forms, eligibility criteria and information on how to apply is available at https://goo.gl/aVpgX6

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