Water purification membrane chemical experts, Genesys, win their third Queen’s Award for Enterprise
For the third time its 15-year history, specialist chemicals manufacturer, Genesys International, has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The award honours the company’s achievements in international trade.
Genesys International has previously won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Export in 2005 and another Queen’s Award for Enterprise International Trade in 2011.
For Genesys founder, Ted Darton, this is the seventh Queen’s Award of his career. He commented, “We’re all delighted to discover that we have won another Queen’s Award. It’s a great honour and a fantastic reflection of the hard work of our expert team.”
This sentiment was echoed by co-founder Ursula Annunziata: “Winning this prestigious award again is a real honour and privilege. I believe it is a well-deserved reward for the dedication of the Genesys team and all of our partners, and it will serve to motivate us further in the years to come.”
Originally established as The Queen’s Awards to Industry, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s highest official awards recognising British business excellence. 21 April 2016 marks the Queen’s 90th birthday and the 50th anniversary of the awards.
To receive an award in the International Trade category, a company must demonstrate ‘a substantial and sustained increase in export earnings over six consecutive 12-month periods, to a level which is outstanding for the products and services concerned and for the size of the organisation’. Here are some of the highlights over the last six years that may have helped Genesys win the award:
- 94% of turnover coming from overseas trade
- The move to a new factory with its own research and development centre
- Its distribution network increasing from 31 to 67 distributors worldwide
- Doubling of product volume exported
- The launch of:
- the Genesol™ 700 series of powder cleaners with unique cleaning mechanisms
- Genairclean™ – a new patented method of membrane cleaning using microbubbles
- a new website incorporating a technical library
- Membrane Master 4 scaling prediction software, available in seven languages
- Employment of four new business development managers
“All our achievements in the past two years wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our network of distributors, who have helped us drive sales in markets around the world,” said Managing Director Steve Chesters. “We would like to thank them as well as all our customers and friends who have helped Genesys grow over the years and contributed to us winning this prestigious award.”
International Sales Managers Matt Armstrong and David Golding will be proudly representing Genesys on 14 July when they visit Buckingham Palace to receive the award from Her Majesty the Queen.
About Genesys International
Genesys International is an industry leader in the development and manufacture of speciality antiscalant and cleaning chemicals for reverse osmosis, nanofiltration and ultrafiltration membrane systems. Since 2001 they have built a team of industry experts and a network 67 distributors delivering their products and services worldwide. They also provide scientific services to help customers select the most appropriate products for their needs and enable them to extend the life of costly membranes and equipment.