Scientifica receives 2nd Queen's Award at Uckfield HQ

Scientifica receives 2nd Queen's Award at Uckfield HQ

Scientifica are proud to have been presented with the trophy for their second Queen’s Award on Thursday by the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex.

Peter J Field Esq, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex, gave the signature glass bowl and a Grant of Appointment to Managing Director, Mark Johnson, at the company’s headquarters in Uckfield with other local dignitaries and staff members also present.

Mark said:

“Winning a second Queen’s Award, is very exciting for us. It shows that we are at the cutting-edge in our field and making revolutionary products. The recent presentation was a great day and I’m glad we got to share the success with our staff and local officials.”

Scientifica won the award in the innovation category for the development and production of the SliceScope based Multiphoton Imaging System, designed specifically for neuroscience applications. The company began developing the product in 2009 and have sold the system to many countries in the past five years.

Other specially invited guests included Colin Beasley (Chairman of East Sussex County Council), Barby Dashwood-Morris (Vice-chairman of Wealden District Council), Ian Smith (Mayor of Uckfield), Fiona Monson (President of Uckfield Chamber of Commerce) and Nusrat Ghani (Wealden Conservative candidate for the 2015 General Election).

The Lord Lieutenant said:

“Judges Scientific are an outstanding group of companies, none less so than Scientifica. It’s a great pleasure to be here on behalf of Her Majesty and thank you for the work you do for the community and country.”

The winners are chosen on the advice of the Prime Minister and an advisory committee of representatives from Government, industry and commerce, and the trade unions. They are among the most prestigious business awards for outstanding achievement and success.

Ian Smith, Mayor of Uckfield, said:

“This award goes to show the kind of employment opportunities there are in Uckfield. This is a fantastic company that’s been expanding for 17 years. Scientifica employs lots of local people and I’m very proud of that.”

Scientifica won their previous Queen’s Award in 2012 for International Trade. Over 70% of company sales are currently exported all over the world.

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