Crawford Healthcare was the recipient of Royal and government approval on Friday 29th July, as it received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise from the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, David Briggs MBE.
Representing HM The Queen, the Lord Lieutenant acknowledged Crawford for its ability to market UK-developed innovations in international markets. Commercial Secretary to the Treasury Lord O’Neill, who is responsible for driving forward the Northern Powerhouse in Government, also praised the company’s success.
Speaking ahead of the event, Lord O’Neill said: “It’s fantastic news that Crawford Healthcare is being recognised for the work it does and I congratulate them on their success.
“Building a Northern Powerhouse means investing in and promoting the strengths of the North, and science and innovation is absolutely at the heart of this.”
Senior representatives from the University of Manchester’s biomedical research department and the Institute of Directors were also in attendance, as Crawford celebrated the success of its market-leading R&D, manufacturing and commercial operations in the UK, EU and US. Over the past three years, the business has been transformed from a small family-run business to a thriving international healthcare business, increasing its export activity as a proportion of overall revenue by 38 per cent.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, The Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, Mr David Briggs MBE, said: “This is a ‘best in class’ company with ‘best in class’ people and ‘best in class’ products. Its products look likely to save the NHS and health organisations around the world many £millions as well as making enormous differences to the quality of life of many patients who will benefit from the company's world-leading wound dressings. Crawford Healthcare is a very worthy winner of The Queen's Award for Enterprise."
Crawford Healthcare CEO Richard Anderson added: “Our business is on a truly exceptional journey and we’re proud to represent the Northern Powerhouse and UK innovation overseas. The award is testament to the people at Crawford and the very real impact they have on the day-to-day lives of patients across the world. With that considered, and our R&D pipeline in rude health, long may our rapid growth continue.”
About Crawford Healthcare:
Crawford Healthcare is an international advanced wound and skin care business based in Knutsford, Cheshire. As the UK’s fastest-growing advanced wound care business, the privately owned group develops and sells advanced wound care and dermatology products. Crawford Healthcare has a direct sales presence in the UK, USA and Germany.
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