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The Welsh Firms Winning King’s Awards For Enterprise 2024

Ten Welsh firms are winners of King’s Awards for Enterprise 2024 – which recognise excellence in UK business. Based across Wales, in sectors ranging for medtech to manufacturing, they are driving excellence in innovation, exporting and sustainability.

The award winners are:

International trade and innovation awards for Cokebusters, based near Broughton. The company is a leading service provider in the field of mechanical cleaning and piping inspection. Innovation award for Limb-art, based in Blychau, a manufacturer of artistic prosthetic leg covers for amputees globally. Innovation award for Ruth Lee, based in Corwen, which specialises in creating realistic training dummies and aids used by safety experts across the world. Sustainable development award for Archwood based in Chirk, a family-owned and sustainable timber products manufacturer. Innovation award for Chepstow-based Creo Medical, which is developing and commercialising a suite of electrosurgical medical devices in the field of surgical endoscopy. Its medtech is also being used in pioneering robotic lung cancer treatment trials. Innovation award for Swansea-based Bionema Group, which provides natural biocontrol solutions for protecting crops from pests and diseases without harming humans or the environment. International trade award for Nodor International, based in Bridgend, which is a manufacturer of darts, dartboards and related products, exporting to over 80 countries globally. International trade award for Talbot Green-based Concrete Canvas, a market leader in manufacturing flexible, lower-carbon concrete products providing global infrastructure solutions. International trade award for Wrexham-based Tension Control Bolts, a world-leading supplier of high strength bolting assemblies for use in structural steel applications. International trade award for Haverfordwest-based FRIO UK,a globally supplier of medication cooling wallets enabling safe temperature transportation of medicine without using electricity. Minister for Enterprise Kevin Hollinrake said: “I congratulate the incredible Welsh businesses who have received a King’s Awards for Enterprise this year.

“Businesses like Cokebusters who exemplify innovation and business growth, and Creo Medical Group who are exporting lifesaving technology across the globe truly inspire confidence in British enterprise.

“I wish them every success and commend the invaluable contributions they make to communities both at home and overseas, helping to grow the UK economy.”

Cokebusters is one of five double award recipients in this year’s awards. Its managing director, James Phipps, said: “Innovation is a key driver for us and Cokebusters has always prioritised investment in its technology. We’re proud to have established ourselves as a market-leader in our field by responding to the ever-evolving needs of our international clients in the energy industry.

“To receive two King’s awards is absolutely incredible and a testament to the hard work of our operations teams delivering Cokebusters’ service on site as well as those in supporting roles making it all work behind the scenes.”

Creo Medical Chief executive of Creo Medical, Craig Gulliford, said: “We are delighted to receive this award from His Majesty The King in recognition of our team’s outstanding work, dedication and achievements towards innovation in healthcare.

“I would like to put on record my thanks to the whole team in their daily commitment to improving patient outcomes, cutting waiting times and saving the NHS money.

“Innovation has always been at the heart of Creo, and the increasing adoption of our pioneering technology by clinicians around of the world, reflects the significant benefits that innovation can bring to both patients and healthcare systems.”

Welsh Secretary David TC Davies said:“I’m absolutely delighted to hear about the success of these businesses in Wales and it’s brilliant that their hard work has been recognised. All the winners of The King’s Awards are leading the pack in their areas of expertise.

“I know that we have a fantastic culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Wales and I’d like to congratulate the winners and thank them for the contribution they make towards growing the Welsh economy, creating jobs and spreading prosperity.”

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