Kromek gets the Royal nod

Kromek Group plc, the Sedgefield-based technology company, has formally been presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise by Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham, Mrs Sue Snowdon.

Kromek received the award in April 2020 for its contribution to international trade, the company now exports expanded to more than 40 countries. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the award presentation and celebration event was postponed to September 2021, when Her Majesty’s personal representative in County Durham visited the company’s NetPark headquarters to bestow the honour.

Dr Arnab Basu, CEO of Kromek Group plc, said: “As a North East-based company, Kromek is proud to be part of the region’s rich tapestry of contribution to UK commerce.

“We were honoured to receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise last year following a period of significant international growth. Since winning the award, we have benefitted from the worldwide recognition it bestows, and a sense of real and sustained contribution to the world of business.

“The awards are among the most prestigious for UK businesses, recognising and encouraging cross-sector achievements in internationally significant trade and innovation. They provide a valuable opportunity for us to raise awareness of the world-leading ingenuity and industriousness of our region, whatever the size of our organisation. The achievement is testament to the creativity, focus and innovation of all the staff at Kromek, whose resilience these past 18 months has enabled the company to grow into new and expanding markets.

“We were delighted to welcome the Lord-Lieutenant to Kromek this month and to showcase our world-leading manufacturing facilities and innovation capabilities.”

Kromek is a global leader in the fields of radiation detection, security screening and medical imaging. Its most recent innovations, from the company’s recently formed biotechnology wing, include autonomous airborne COVID-19 detection technology and broad-spectrum pathogen detection using DNA sequencing to identify new and existing biological threats.

On her visit, Lord-Lieutenant Mrs Sue Snowdon, said: “As the Queen’s representative in County Durham, one of the best things that I do is represent her by giving out the awards for enterprise and industry.

“The work that’s going on at Kromek is absolutely incredible. To have a company in County Durham that has reached out globally is a tremendous success!”

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