Winsted Scoops Third Royal Award


Winsted is again celebrating after being named - for the third time - winners of a Queen's Award for Enterprise, the UK's highest accolade for business success.

Building on the recognition achieved through Awards in 2012 and 2013, the company has been recognised, yet again for its contribution to International Trade, delivering substantial growth through the design, manufacture and delivery of control room furniture solutions.

General Manager Terry Shough commented, "For the third time in five years, Winsted has been conferred with the UK’s most prestigious award for business achievement: The Queens Award for Enterprise. This is a tremendous achievement, achieving this award again in such a short space of time confirms the company’s position as a leading supplier within our industry.”

As the UK's most prestigious business award and the highest accolade any business can receive, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are made each year by the Queen and are awarded across the fields of International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development, on the recommendation and advice of the Prime Minister. As a Queen's Award winner, the company can expect an invitation to attend a special reception at Buckingham Palace with Her Majesty The Queen to be held in July.

Shough adds: "I am very proud of the strong team we have here at Winsted and I’d like to thank them all for their professionalism and commitment to ensuring our worldwide reputation and success over the years. This is a very exciting time for Winsted. We have experienced an extraordinarily successful start to the year, and as a company we are going from strength to strength."

About the Queen's Awards

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious accolades for businesses and individuals in the United Kingdom. The winners are announced each year on 21st April, Her Majesty The Queen's birthday.

The corporate awards recognise outstanding achievements by UK companies in three categories: International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. Each Award is valid for five years and winners are invited to a reception with Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Winsted – the company

Since its inception in 1963, Winsted has consistently pioneered console design and development. The company’s product concept and design is driven by industry needs and demands, with many equipped ideas suggested by customers and developed with their input.

A dominant force in the U.S markets for 50 years, Winsted expanded into overseas markets in 1975, primarily in England and in 1976 began concentrated efforts to establish distribution in the Middle East.

Winsted’s international distribution was firmly established in 1984 with the formation of Winsted Ltd in the UK. Since then Winsted Ltd has become a design and manufacturing facility serving the European, Middle East and African markets. With an ever expanding global network of distributors, Winsted is in an excellent position to satisfy and support its rapidly growing international client base.