Three Nottingham firms receive top business accolade The Queen’s Award

Three Nottingham-based firms will be praised by Nottinghamshire County Council for being awarded the Queen’s Award in 2017.

Bridgeway House, based in Riverside Way; The Art File, in Weekday Cross, and Sygnature Discovery, based at BioCity, have all been honoured with the awards – among the highest official UK accolades a British business can receive.

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All three firms have been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade. Donna Cholerton-Maiden, who works for The Art File, said: “We were delighted to be awarded the Queen’s Award in recognition of our work and we are looking forward to meeting with the Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council.”

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Established in 1997, the firm is a leading independent publisher of greeting cards, stationery and more recently gifts, and supply to companies such as John Lewis, Paperchase, Waterstones and Papyrus in the USA. The Art File also distributes its award winning products to over 25 countries worldwide.

Nottinghamshire County Council Chairman Councillor John Handley said: “Many congratulations to these companies who have received The Queen’s Award, which recognise excellence. We are pleased that companies in the county are doing so well and these achievements show what we have to be proud of in Nottinghamshire.”

Sygnature Discovery employs 200 people in Nottingham and provides advanced scientific research into new medicines, accelerating them into the clinic to treat patients with a range of debilitating diseases. The Chairman will be in attendance at a ceremony where the Grant of Appointment will be formally conferred, and a crystal bowl will be presented to the company.

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