22nd Mar, 2018

Queen’s Award for Gtech’s innovative vacuum cleaner

Rob George 22nd Jul, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A SPETCHLEY company welcomed Her Majesty the Queen’s regional representative to present them with a top award.

Gtech received the Lord-Lieutenant, Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Holcroft LVO, OBE, who presented the design and manufacturing specialists with an engraved glass bowl to commemorate winning a Queen’s Award for Innovation.

The award is the UK’s highest accolade for business success and Gtech CEO and founder, Nick Grey greeted the Lord Lieutenant on his arrival.

Gtech’s two longest serving employees, design engineer Andy Kent, and technical manager Andrew Boddy received the award bestowed upon the entire company.

The award for Innovation is in recognition of the strong growth the company has enjoyed since 2012 when it launched its high performance, lightweight and cordless vacuum cleaner, AirRam. Gtech’s design and engineering team set out to change the way people vacuum their homes for ever when it designed the Gtech AirRam.

Consumers have embraced its cordless technology and turnover has risen from £4million in 2011 to £47million at the 2014 year end while 2015 turnover is expected to be £70million.

Mr Grey said: “We are honoured to receive this business accolade, and it was a privilege and pleasure to invite The Lord-Lieutenant into our offices to meet the staff; all of whom are so deserving of this recognition.”

It has been Gtech’s year for awards as it added to the Queens Award for innovation in Enterprise by winning The Sunday Times Profit Track ‘Ones to Recognise’ 2015.

Against some formidable competitors, Gtech received this special award presented at a gala dinner held at The Savoy Hotel, London.

The Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing profits over the last three years.

The Profit Track Ones to Recognise is awarded to the business that shows the best potential for profit growth over the next few years.

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