HM Queen Awards for Enterprise – Devon recipients

Innovation

Packexe Ltd, Exeter –Founded in 1989, Exeter based Packexe Ltd have over 30 years’ experience creating high quality self-adhesive protection films. In 2009 the company used this knowledge to create Packexe SMASH, a unique tool for safer and more efficient vehicle extrication. SMASH is a time critical glass management tool that saves time and reduces risk of injury during vehicle extrication at road traffic accidents, to both the emergency services personnel and the casualty.

International Trade

Medicare Colgate Ltd – Based in Cullompton, Devon, Medicare Colgate Ltd. was formed in April 2005. It supplies Donor Human Milk Banks with lifesaving equipment for the treatment of Donor Human Milk. The company wins the Queen’s Award for International Trade for Outstanding Short Term Growth in overseas sales over the last three years.

Sustainable Development

The Natural Mat Co Ltd., Exeter – The Natural Mat Company Limited was established in 1999 and employ 28 people in Topsham, Exeter. The business created organic, sustainable beds and mattresses, which are sold through three stores, showrooms in Copenhagen and Barcelona and the internet and has demonstrated a solid sustainable ethic throughout the business. The company is awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development due to outstanding sustainability leadership, and clear sustainability ethos.

Promoting Opportunity (through Social Mobility)

Plymouth Citybus – Plymouth Citybus runs bus services across Plymouth and Cornwall. The Company has an exemplary multi-dimensional approach to social mobility at the heart of all parts of the operation. Its programme includes a large number of initiatives including free travel to job seekers and a career transition programme helping military personnel find employment. The Chatty Bus initiative takes buses out into the community to help with services and reduce social isolation. Volunteers go out on a ‘feed the homeless project’ every 5 weeks on a converted bus. The company wins the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Promoting Opportunity through social mobility category.