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Media tech companies honoured in Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

A number of UK companies won royal approval for achievements in innovation and international trade

A number of UK-based media tech companies have been honoured in the 2020 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

In total, 220 companies have received awards across four categories: Innovation, International Trade, Sustainable Development, and Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility). The awards are deemed to be the most prestigious for UK business, and have been awarded annually since 1966, after being instituted by royal warrant the previous year.

The International Trade category also saw awards for LED manufacturer Brompton Technology, KVM company Adder Technology, conversion specialist InSync Technology, digital design and production company New Angle Productions, audio processing company Synchro Arts, and Dresd Ltd, which reclaims and reuses film and TV sets.

“It is really gratifying to be recognised with such a prestigious award, and we want to thank all our partners globally who have been such an important part of this success story,” said Brompton’s managing director, Richard Mead. “It is all the more poignant to be receiving it at such a difficult time for our industry and the world in general.”

Adrian Dickens, founder and CEO of Adder, said: “We are extremely proud to win another Queen’s Award – this time recognising our International Trade efforts. Earlier in the year, we were delighted to announce a multi-million dollar investment to support our global expansion, and I consider this accolade as an acknowledgement of the fantastic work undertaken by the team at Adder.”

“Winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise recognises the sheer hard work and dedication of InSync’s staff,” added Paola Hobson, managing director of InSync Technology Ltd. “International TV and media distribution relies on top-quality content being delivered to global viewers. We are all delighted that InSync’s products have been exported around the world to support the broadcast industry.”

Codex Digital, now known as X2X Media Group, was also named among the Innovation category winners.

“We are extremely proud to have earned the Queen’s Award for Enterprise,” said Marc Dando, chief design officer, X2X Media Group. “Innovation, design and entrepreneurial spirit have always been at the heart of our business, and it is what drives us to continue to bring new ideas and technologies to the media and entertainment industry.”

The winning businesses are able to use the Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years. They will also be invited to a royal reception for the winners in the summer.