Spinlock named as winner of Queen's Award for Enterprise

Spinlock, a Cowes, UK-based designer maker of rope holding equipment, has received one of Britain's top business awards for its part in boosting the country's international trade. The company is one of 249, Queen's Awards (QA) recipients this year for outstanding business achievement in the fields of International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development.

Spinlock was selected for the award by a panel of industry judges that recognized the company for its growth and success overseas over the past six years.

"We're delighted to win this Queen's Award for Enterprise,' says Chris Hill, CEO of Spinlock. "We have won many awards over the years for innovation but this award recognizes our ability to turn successfully designed products into a commercial success on a global scale.'

The company received the award despite having a modest staff of 50 employees. Hill believes Spinlock's success is a direct result of their hard work. "We have three million components come through our doors each year and they go back out as 300,000 high quality products,' he notes. "The Spinlock team deserves this award as recognition for all their hard work and dedication.'

Representatives from Spinlock will attend a award winners' reception at Buckingham Palace hosted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth on July 14.
The company will be presented with the award by Major General Martin White CB CBE JP, Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, at a ceremony later in the year.

Spinlock products are sold in Canada and distributed through Western Marine Company and Transat Marine.