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A third Kings Award for Enterprise for Cableflow

PRESS RELEASE – Monday 6th May 2024

Announced today, Cableflow International Limited has been recognised for it’s excellence in International Trade and is one of 252 organisations nationally to be granted a prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise this year. The Kings Award for Enterprise are the highest accolade for UK business success which signifies Royal recognition of outstanding UK companies.

The Grant of this Award and the personal approval of His Majesty King Charles III is the second successive Kings Award for Enterprise bestowed upon for Cableflow following an Award for Innovation in 2023. Added to a Queens Award for Enterprise in 2005 also for innovation, this third achievement again places Cableflow amongst the UK’s leading and most respected businesses.

Cableflow are the UK’s largest manufacturer of Medical Supply Units which are used across the NHS and the private healthcare sector for delivering vital patient care services at the bed head. This prestigious Award, an internationally recognised Royal approval, celebrates outstanding achievement and business excellence by UK companies.

An established and valued product offering across the UK’s healthcare infrastructure has provided a platform for Cableflow to exploit and expand it’s horizons and develop it’s international trade footprint. Exceptional export revenue growth of 229% over the past three years reflects a growing export order book for the company which filters back into the UK economy whilst bringing inbound learnings from overseas markets to the NHS and beyond.

The Awards recognise the strong leadership and corporate vision required in well-operated, financially robust and resilient businesses that have demonstrated commercial successes resulting in both financial and employment growth whilst opening up export opportunity for UK manufactured product.

In acknowledging this Kings Award for Enterprise, Cableflow CEO Graeme Dell commented:

“We are absolutely thrilled to have been recognised again with a Kings Award for Enterprise this year from His Majesty King Charles III. Having been granted the accolade on two previous occasions for innovation, this time we are celebrating our efforts around huge international success. Over the last decade and more Cableflow has demonstrated the correlation between innovation and commercial success, so not only have we been recognised as innovators in the UK healthcare MedTech sector but that our innovations have a far broader reach than the UK”.

“This Kings Award is further endorsement of our business, our people, our vision and continued determination to make a difference to patient safety and patient care on a global stage.”

“As a leader in our field we have thoroughly committed to developing our UK footprint by working closely with our NHS and private sector partners to listen, understand their challenges and develop innovative solutions that are deliverable and which sets us apart from our peers. That engagement will never stop and this collaborative approach has been seen by a wider healthcare market that has a close eye on NHS infrastructure as we continue to prove our value”.

“In acknowledging this endorsement from His Majesty King Charles III we take pride that we are innovating and manufacturing in High Wycombe and selling to the World, and as a British manufacturer we contribute strongly to our local economy.”

“Our position as the UK’s leading Medical Supply Unit manufacturer is again underpinned by this Royal validation, recognising that our reputation in the UK healthcare sector grows as a result of performance”.

The Kings Awards for Enterprise

The King’s Awards for Enterprise is the most prestigious award for UK businesses. The Award is considered by many across industry as a corporate Knighthood and an internationally recognised royal seal of approval for UK companies. The Kings Awards for Enterprise recognises outstanding businesses across the UK and exemplifies them as well run, innovative organisations who have demonstrated outstanding commercial success in their respective field, whilst contributing to the wider UK economy and Britain’s international reputation.

The awards are made each year by His Majesty The King, on the advice of the Prime Minister assisted by an Advisory Committee that includes representatives of Government, industry and commerce, and the trade unions. Awardees enjoy a range of benefits, including worldwide recognition and extensive press coverage.

Established during Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and conferred in Her Late Majesty’s name, The Queen’s Award for Enterprise has been renamed following the Accession of King Charles III. The Award has become The King’s Award for Enterprise.

Throughout Her Late Majesty’s 70-year reign, Queen Elizabeth II was committed to recognising outstanding work and acts of service by individuals and groups. By attaching His Majesty’s name to this award, The King has emphasised his desire to continue Queen Elizabeth’s legacy of recognising outstanding businesses across the United Kingdom. The Awards were established in 1965 by a Royal Warrant with the first Awards being made in 1966.

The awards celebrate the success of exciting and innovative businesses which are leading the way with pioneering products or services, delivering impressive social mobility programmes, or showing their commitment to excellent sustainable development practices.

The Kings Awards for Enterprise 2024 total 257 awards split across the four categories as follows::

  • 161 Awards for International Trade
  • 59 Awards for Innovation
  • 29 Awards for Sustainable Development
  • 8 Awards for Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility)