17 Scottish firms win Queen's Awards for Enterprise
Today, the Queen of Britain has announced the winners of the Queen's Awards for Enterprise, recognising UK based businesses and their contribution to international trade, innovation and sustainable development.
Out of a total of 243 winners, 17 Scottish businesses won awards. The announcement was made by Business Secretary Sajid Javid this morning, 21st of April. When asked about the awards Mr Javid said, "The Queen’s Awards are a great way of celebrating the best of British business. Whether you’re a disruptive start-up making life easier for your customers or a large company with a blockbuster product, these awards recognise your contribution to enterprise.We are a country full of exciting and innovative businesses that deserve to be celebrated. I’d like to commend all the winners for their hard work in creating jobs for people and driving our growing economy."
Peak Scientific was one of just two Scottish companies and six overall to be awarded in more than one category, for both Interntaional Trade and Innovation. With 90% of Peak Scientific's trade occurring overseas and all manufacturing performed in Renfrewshire, Scotland it is a fairly unique business in the UK. Peak Scientific manufactures on-site, nitrogen, hydrogen and zero air laboratory gas generators, primarily for LC-MS and GC. Coupled with a Peak gas genertaor is the world's most comprehensive gas generator warranty and ongoing support in the form of [Peak Protected]. This is what separates a Peak Scientific generator from others as no matter where in the world our customers are, a service contract with Peak Scientific ensures that an engineer is at the customer's location within 72 hours to diagnose any issues in the event of a breakdown and all parts are covered as part of this service. No other gas generator supplier provides this level of service.
A full list of winners can be viewed on the BBC'c website here.