Call for Midlands Advanced Ceramics Businesses to Enter Queen’s Awards

Queens Award

An invitation has been issued to members of the Midlands Industrial Ceramics Group to consider entering the Queen’s Award For Enterprise.

David Gage MBE, Deputy Lieutenant for Staffordshire, is appealing to members to consider the awards programme to showcase the cutting-edge technology, excellence and innovation across their businesses.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise celebrate outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of innovation, international trade, sustainable development and the promotion of opportunity through social mobility.

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Applications open on 1 May and run to early September.

Mr Gage, said: “Advanced ceramics in the Midlands is an exciting and innovative part of our region’s economy.

“We’d strongly urge the enterprising businesses in the MICG to enter the Queen’s Awards and showcase their cutting-edge activities to achieve national and international recognition.”

With members from across blue chip companies and SMEs – including Rolls-Royce, JCB, Morgan Advanced Materials and Lucideon, as well as the universities of Birmingham, Leicester and Loughborough – MICG is an industry led group collaborating to tackle the barriers to expansion the industry faces.