STAFF at Bromsgrove-based Winsted were celebrating yesterday (Thursday) after being awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – the UK’s highest accolade for business success.
It is the third time the firm on Bromsgrove Enterprise Park, which employs 12 people, has won the accolade.
Yesterday’s revelation also coincided with Her Majesty’s 90th birthday,
Winsted manufactures, assembles and installs specialist control room furniture, such as consoles, monitor walls and digital desks for customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The firm achieved the status in 2012 and 2013 and has been recognised for its contribution to international trade.
General manager Terry Shough said it was a very exciting time for Winsted and achieving the award again in such a short space of time was a tremendous achievement, confirming the company’s position as a leading supplier in the industry.
“We have experienced an extraordinarily successful start to the year, and as a company we are going from strength to strength.”
Business Secretary and Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid said: “The Queen’s Awards are a great way of celebrating the best of British business.
“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.
“In particular I’m very proud that one of our local Bromsgrove businesses, Winsted, has achieved an award for international trade.”
As a Queen’s Award winner, Winsted will be invited to a special reception at Buckingham Palace with Her Majesty The Queen in July.