Queen's Awards for Lancashire firms

The awards are made annually by HM The Queen, and are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category. They are judged to a demanding level and winners receive a number of benefits and worldwide recognition.

Lancashire recipients in 2012 include:

Revector: Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in Innovation and in International Trade
The Blackpool-based company helps mobile network operators to reduce and eliminate some of the estimated £36billion of fraud and mis-billing on mobile networks. The company operates in 75 countries around the globe.

acdc: Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade
Barrowford’s acdc is the UK’s leading specialist in long-life architectural LED and Cold Cathode lighting. The company has more than 3,000 projects delivered each year to key export markets including Europe, USA, Australia, Far East, Middle East and India.

Steve Hoyle: Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion
A well-known figure in the economic development arena, Steve made his career in local and regional government focusing on economic development and regeneration in the region. His successes include a successful Local Enterprise Growth Initiative bid which saw £30 million devoted, over four years, to encouraging enterprise in the most deprived communities in the Lancashire area.

Other excellence in export recipients included Accrington's BMP Europe and Langtec, Colonial Gifts of Burnley and Brisbane Moss of Todmorden. Hurst Green Plastics of Clitheroe picked up the innovation prize.

The awards were announced to coincide with Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday and will be formally handed out at a reception in autumn.