Fairbanks Awarded Britain's Most Coveted Commercial Prize
Fairbanks Environmental Ltd, the Wetstock Monitoring & Management Specialists, based in Skelmersdale, Lancashire have been awarded the highest honour that can be bestowed on a UK business,The Queen's Award for Enterprise.
Winners are selected under strict judging procedures with Fairbanks winning through against significant competition. Fairbanks, only one of fifty winners in the Innovation category, gained the Award for the development of their IT based systems for the early detection of leaks at petrol filling stations which in turn reduces the risk of pollution and protects the environment. The judging criteria included continuous development, resulting in substantial improvement in business performance and commercial success sustained over a period of not less than five years.
Steve Jones, co-founder and Director of the company commented "We are absolutely delighted to have been judged to be among the best of UK companies and to receive such an endorsement of the company's achievements. What is really pleasing is that the award is given to the company as a whole and therefore recognises the contribution made by our employees. We are confident Fairbanks will continue to grow and we are looking forward to expanding our service to new customers and industries throughout the UK and Europe."
Other recipients of the Queen's Award in the Innovation category include Marks and Spencers, Dyson and BAE Systems. View the full list on the Queen's Awards 2003 Winners List.
Fairbanks has received numerous other awards in recent years. Below is a catalogue of the ongoing achievments and recognitions.
|Certified||As meeting the US EPA leak detection capability standard|
|Recognised||Investor in People|
|Won||Leyland Trucks Business of the Year Award (2003)|
Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Achievement Award (2002)
DTI Business of the Year Award (2000)