Adey’s pioneering research and development work in chemicals and water treatment has been recognised with a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation, presented by Gloucestershire’s lord lieutenant, Dame Janet Trotter.
Adey’s staff were joined at the company’s Cheltenham head office by local dignitaries to celebrate receiving the official certificate and Queen’s Award bowl, as well as a citation signed by HRH The Queen and prime minister Theresa May.
The prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise celebrates the excellence achieved by Adey in developing its innovative range of high performance chemicals, and is the UK’s highest accolade for business success.
Specifically, the award recognises the development of new chemical formulations for the company’s MC1+‘Protector’ and MC3+ ‘Cleaner’ range of products, uniquely designed to work in tandem with Adey’s market-leading MagnaClean magnetic filters.
John Vaughan, Adey chief executive, commented: “We were delighted to welcome Dame Janet Trotter to Adey and incredibly proud to receive this great honour. It’s a real achievement to be able to show the Queen’s representatives around the business and have the highest recognition for what we do. We also celebrated with an afternoon tea for the whole team.
He continued: “Since our original invention of magnetic filtration and the MagnaClean filter – which also received a Queen’s Award for innovation – we’ve been committed to developing an integrated approach to heating system protection. The introduction of a new arm within the business to research, create and test innovative and highly advanced chemical formulations was a natural step.”