TEAMWORK and collaboration by employees at a Bradford technology firm have been praised by a royal visitor to the award-winning global exporter. Radio Design, specialists in designing and manufacturing RF filter technologies for mobile network operators are very proud to receive a Queen’s Award for International trade.
This is the second royal accolade Radio Design have received in four years after doubling overseas trade over the last three years, now selling 65% of its products abroad. In 2011 Radio Design won an innovation award for its innovative equipment enabling mobile network operators to share transmission masts
Company founder and managing director Eric Hawthorn said its record in the Queen’s Awards mirrored its progress, firstly as a technology innovator and then as a growing exporter.
Showing the Duke around the plant he revealed that its initial innovative kit was originally dunked in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal behind the mill for 24 hours to ensure it was watertight.