A double Queen’s Award has been presented to a Southport firm which helped tackle the outbreak of ebola in Africa last year.
The Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside, the High Sheriff of Merseyside and the Lord Mayor of Southport presented the honour to Inciner8 Limited, a local manufacturer and exporter of waste incinerators based in Canning Road.
The firm picked up two Queen’s Enterprise Awards, the UK’s highest accolade for business success.
One award was for ‘International Trade’ for their incredible growth and high levels of UK exports, the second for ‘Innovation’ after the firm developed a containerised general incinerator, twinned with a heat exchanger, which captures the heat to generate hot water and hot air.
The awards were presented along with hand-carved crystal bowls and signed scrolls.
Both Lord Lieutenant and Mayor were introduced to the team at inciner8 and were shown around the factory on Canning Road where most of the assembly takes place. During their visit they were also shown the waste to energy Incineration system that won the innovation award this year.
Lord Lieutenant Lorna Muirhead, said: “The Awards we are celebrating here are not to be sniffed at – only the very best companies are selected to win these accolades, and I must say I was very proud to hear that one of the few businesses to win two awards this year was located within the North West.”