The staff of Radio Design were honoured today, to welcome the Duke of Gloucester to their Shipley, UK headquarters. The Duke, accompanied by the Lord Lieutenant of Bradford, unveiled a plaque in the company’s research facilities to commemorate Radio Design’s achievement of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation, 2011.
The prestigious and internationally recognised Queen’s Award has been won just four years after Radio Design was founded, and acknowledges the pioneering work of the company’s engineering team. The award specifically recognises Radio Design’s universal RF combiner unit, which enables multiple wireless network operators to share infrastructure equipment and enjoy significant financial, technical and environmental benefits as a result.
During his visit, the Duke of Gloucester was given a tour of Radio Design’s R&D and manufacturing facilities by the company’s managing director, Eric Hawthorn, who commented, “The Queen’s Award is an internationally recognised symbol of quality and excellence and represents a fitting reward for all the team’s hard work to generate commercial success. For a relatively young company, it is a privilege to receive this award as recognition of what we have achieved in such a short time.”