We are so proud to announce the 5 Devon winners of the award this year.  These are:

Artemis Optical Ltd in the category International Trade

Artemis Optical Limited is based in Plympton, and started trading in 1952.  It is a world renowned company with almost 70 years’ experience in the design and application of high precision, technically differentiated, optical thin film coatings for the Photonics industry (light technology).

Investment Casting Systems Ltd in the category International Trade

Investment Casting Systems Limited is based in Paignton, Devon and has been trading since 2007.  It is a privately owned high-tech manufacturing SME, supplying customers both nationally and internationally.  The group is engineering based and comprises three standalone business centres, offering a full design and manufacturing service of bespoke toolmaking, injection-moulding and technical composite mouldings.  It specialises in large steel and aluminium mould tools for composite component manufacture and ceramic core dies for the investment casting houses within the aerospace, defence and commercial sector

Spirent Communications – Positioning Technology Division in the category International Trade

Founded in 1997 and based in Paignton, Spirent Communications – Positioning Technology Division develops and manufactures the world’s leading test solutions for PNT (Positioning, Navigation and Timing) solutions.  The core of its business is the simulation of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) signals for use in laboratories in the development of PNT applications.  It is the trusted partner of the world’s leading PNT developers. The applications which are developed using the company’s PNT test solutions include the world’s most advanced aircraft, chipsets, satellites, smartphones, cars, autonomous systems, marine and defence systems themselves.

Services Design Solution Ltd in the category Sustainable Development

Services Design Solution Ltd are based across the South West and in Wales and started trading in 2004. The company provides consulting engineering focused on sustainable construction, supporting the delivery of zero-carbon developments. They design innovative, energy-efficient functional engineering systems for hospitals, schools, universities, public buildings, commercial and industrial developments.

Heathcoat Fabrics Ltd in the category Innovation 

Heathcoat Fabrics Limited is established since 1808 is a wholly controlled subsidiary of John Heathcoat & Company (Holdings) Limited. The company makes a wide range of fabrics for use in textile and industrial applications. Its history includes the production of the veiling fabric for Queen Elizabeth II’s Royal Wedding in 1947. The company wanted to drive innovation within by actively targeting technically challenging markets including the parachute market, others include – aerospace, automotive and military.