Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire Algernon Heber-Percy presents Paul Armitage with the award
An aluminium specialist in Telford has scooped a major award, which bosses hope could help to boost its standing internationally. Halesfield-based Thermserve, which supplies engineered solutions to the aluminium smelting and extrusion industries, was handed the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise , in a presentation ceremony led by Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire Algernon Heber-Percy. It is the second time the company has won the Queen’s Award, after also scooping the major accolade in 2008, and business development director Paul Armitage said it was a boost for the company and its staff.
He said: “The Queen’s Award for Enterprise, collectively, is something that is a really great accolade, recognising our achievements, particularly given that we are the David in a Goliathan world. “It’s great thing to have and it’s a reflection of all the hard work that. All the people here have put into our products.” He added that the award could also reflect well on the company among its markets, and may lead to fresh orders and business for the 10-year-old company. “Because we are that small company working our way up, the fact that the people outside the immediate sphere of our business have recognised our achievement will give us a great deal of credibility,” Mr Armitage said. “It is something that is recognised abroad, and it’s something that does improve your credibility. It’s a factor in the company being accepted at the highest level of industry.”