Our third Queen’s Award for Enterprise

We’re delighted to announce that we have received our third Queen’s Award for Enterprise!

As previous winners in 2011 and 2015, receiving a further Queen’s Award is a huge accolade for Radio Design. We’ve received the award in the Innovation category as recognition of our work in developing products which allow for the automatic routing of power and control signals in mobile phone cell sites. Radio Design’s products offer the capability for phone operators utilising technologies such as 3G, 4G and 5G to share and re-use expensive equipment on existing mobile masts, helping to reduce faults and ensure sites are future-proof.

Eric Hawthorn, Radio Design’s Managing Director, explains what the Award means to the company: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have been recognised for the third time in the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. It’s incredibly satisfying that our team’s hard work has once again received global recognition. We’re very proud of our commitment to innovation and this award is testament to our dedication to providing network operators with a world class service.”

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is a highly prestigious award which is widely respected both here in the UK and overseas. Awarded to businesses for outstanding achievement in the categories of Innovation, Sustainable Development, International Trade and Promoting Opportunity, receipt of a Queen’s Award rewards innovation and operational excellence.

The Radio Design team will have a chance to celebrate their success at the Queen’s Award ceremony which will be held at Buckingham Palace in September. “This award is one of the UK’s highest business accolades and we’re really looking forward to celebrating with other award winners. We won’t rest on our laurels though and will continue to work hard to innovate and provide our customers with the outstanding service they have come to expect.”

First-hand knowledge helps local electronics manufacturer

Radio Design’s Eric Hawthorn shares his considerable first-hand knowledge and experience with a local electronics manufacturer, in his role as ExportExchange patron

Leeds-based electronics manufacturer, Daletech Electronics, has received free strategic export advice as part of a new export network that is exclusive to businesses in the Leeds City Region.

The advice and mentoring from Radio Design director Eric Hawthorn will help Daletech directors realise ambitions for growth in Europe and beyond under the new Government-backed ExportExchange programme.

Through the scheme he has made contact with Daletech, and is providing the business with free, practical advice that will enable it to begin selling its high quality, low volume Leeds-manufactured electronics overseas.

Daletech managing director Tracey Dawson said: “We are just at the start of our export journey and the help that Eric has given us as a patron on the ExportExchange programme has been invaluable.”

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