Cambridge companies receive Queen's Awards


Eight Cambridge-based companies - including several Cambridge Network members - have today been announced as winners of prestigious Queen's Awards for Enterprise, featuring in both the innovation and international trade categories.

Innovation awards have been received by AlphaBio Control Ltd, cited as offering innovative, effective bio-insecticide controlling target insects with negligible impact on bees, beneficial insects and pollinators, and by PervasID Limited, which claims the world's most accurate passive (battery-free) radio frequency identification (RFID) tracking technology. Also in the innovation category,  GW Pharmaceuticals plc, based in Histon, has been honoured for harnessing cannabinoid science to create innovative, regulatory approved, world-first cannabis-based medicines to improve lives.

Awards for international trade have gone to three Cambridge Network members:

  • Endomag for its minimally invasive surgical guidance system to provide a better standard of breast cancer care

  • Featurespace, whose ARIC Risk Hub detects and prevents financial crime using its invention, Adaptive Behavioural Analytics; and

  • Military Aerospace, a division of Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group  which provides maintenance, supply chain and engineering services supporting military aircraft and protecting people in critical situations.

Other local winners include Biorbyt Ltd, for providing life sciences communities with a broad range of quality reagents to enable ground-breaking research, and Velocity Outlet Ltd (trading as “Majority” & “Velocity Commerce”) for consumer electronics and quality home audio products.


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