The winners of the coveted Queen’s Award have been revealed, with two of this year’s winners coming from Staffordshire…

Staffordshire has been represented in the list of winners for the prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2020. The Queen’s Award is recognised as the highest award for businesses that are operating within the United Kingdom, highlighting companies that excel in international trade, innovation or sustainable development.

Stoke-on-Trent’s Churchill China was among the winners of the esteemed award, achieving honours in the international trade category. The listed company reported a revenue increase of £10million in 2019 – up to £67.5million from £57.5million (2018).

Stafford-based Addmaster (UK) has won its third Queen's Award, this time in the innovation category. The company is celebrating its hat-trick of honours on its 20th birthday, and has also recently reported record sales for 2019.

Addmaster (UK) develops performance-enhancing additives for the plastic, paper, textile, paints and coatings industry, and has been recognised for its technology to improve hygiene and preserve the environment by encouraging safer use of reusable products.

Founder and Chief Executive of Addmaster UK, Paul Morris commented:

“We are extremely honoured to have had our Biomaster antimicrobial technology recognised with another Queens Award for Enterprise.

“This prestigious accolade recognises our commitment to developing innovative solutions that are ahead of the curve and meet real life needs in healthcare, retail and industry.”