Worcester’s MP Robin Walker has written to two local businesses that featured in this year’s Queens Awards to offer his congratulations and to join in the celebration of such a powerful accolade for Worcester businesses, showing that Worcester firms can play a leading role in delivering innovation.

He recently met with the team from Greenlighting Limited, a major local employer of apprentices which won the Queens Award for Innovation for its work on LED lighting solutions. With 14 employees the business is one of the fastest growing small businesses in Worcester and Robin previously visited their head office after they won awards for their support of apprentices. The company recently celebrated its nomination as a top 100 apprenticeship employer by the National Apprenticeship Service.

Robin has also welcomed a prestigious Queens Award for Postcode Anywhere PCA Predict, a technology business that he personally welcomed to Diglis when they moved their headquarters there a few years ago. Their ground-breaking technology Capture+ allows them to look up postcodes and addresses all over the world and is already a major export success for the County. Robin brought PCA founder Guy Mucklow to a Downing Street reception to meet with the Chancellor of the Exchequer last year.

Commenting on the double win for Worcester, Robin said:

“Worcester has a long history of innovation whether it was as one of the birthplaces of the industrial revolution, the home of a world famous sauce or revolutionary efficient boilers. Today the technological revolution continues in Worcester and it is great to see local businesses at the forefront of e-commerce and energy efficiency.”

“The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are an opportunity to celebrate the best of British business and the successes that they can achieve both at home and abroad. I am delighted to see new businesses such as these earning their place in the pantheon of Worcester greats and look forward to further success for them in the years to come. In order to keep growing the British economy and keep driving up productivity we need to see more innovation and more investment in skills for the future. Both Postcode Anywhere and Greenlighting are business we should be proud to have based in Worcester and we should be proud to send out into the world.”

Notes to editors

For more information on Greenlighting see:

http://www.greenlighting.co.uk/

http://www.greenlighting.co.uk/latest_news/green-lighting-proudly-receives-a-queens-award-for-enterprise-innovation/

https://www.walker4worcester.com/walker-hosts-roundtable-event-to-showcase-the-diversity-of-worcester-apprentices/

For more information on Postcode Anywhere / PCA Predict see:

http://www.pcapredict.com/en-gb/index/

http://www.pcapredict.com/press-centre/news/royal-seal-of-approval-for-pca-predict

http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/business/14237219.Worcester_businessman_meets_Chancellor_George_Osborne_and_shares_secrets_of_his_success/

For more information on the Queens Awards for Enterprise see:

https://queensawards.blog.gov.uk/

http://queensawardsmagazine.com/