Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex Presents Queen’s Award for Enterprise to ElektaCrawley
Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex officially presented The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2012: International Trade to Elekta, a leading global medical technology company dedicated to oncology and neuroscience clinical advancements, on Fleming Way in Crawley on September 19.
Dignitaries representing The Queen, West Sussex County Council, Crawley Borough Council and local Crawley MP The Rt. Hon. Henry Smith MP attended the ceremonial presentation.
The Queen’s Award, confirmed in April earlier this year, is the United Kingdom’s highest accolade for business success, and acknowledges continuous improvement in Elekta’s overseas sales. Elekta’s steady growth of exports is calculated at 131 percent over the last six years.
In addition to The Queen’s Award presentation the official party toured the Elekta site and participated in an informal reception.
“The presentation of The Queen’s Award was a celebration of the skill and commitment of our staff and the support of valued customers at home and overseas,” says Bill Yaeger, Executive Vice President Elekta Oncology. “Crawley is world renowned as the home of the digital linear accelerator, and we are pleased that Elekta’s employees and clinical partners can be proud of The Queen’s Award and in our tradition of improving the lives of individuals with cancer. Elekta’s oncology innovations not only are shared with the world, but they also benefit the U.K. manufacturing and industrial sectors.”
L-R Mr. Michael Hodgson – Vice Chairman of West Sussex County Council,
Deputy Lieutenant - Mrs. Daphne Anthony,
The High Sheriff - Mr. Andrew John Stephenson Clarke
Elekta UK - Mr. Bill Yaeger,
Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex - Mrs. Susan Pyper
and Mayor of Crawley – Cllr Keith Blake
“The Queen’s Award for International Trade is an important and prestigious endorsement of our business performance,” he adds. “But that level of achievement is built on a broad combination of staff dedication, inspiration and relationships with hospitals throughout the world including thriving partnerships with NHS Trusts here in the U.K. We are truly grateful for everyone’s support.”
In May, The Rt. Hon. Iain Duncan Smith, British Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, visited Elekta’s Crawley facility. His fact-finding trip offered a personal insight into Elekta’s new high-resolution Agility™* 160-leaf multi-leaf collimator (MLC).
*Agility is not available for sale or distribution in all markets. Please contact the local Elekta representative for details