Lord Lieutenant visits Nanoflam
The Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire Mr Andrew Coombs visited Barnsley based Textile Chemical manufacturer on Wednesday 30th of September to present to the company, on behalf of her Majesty, The Queens Award for Enterprise, in the category of International Trade. This was award in recognition of Nanoflam's remarkable increase in overseas sales over the last 3 years.
The formal ceremony involved the presentation of a symbol and scroll by the Lord Lieutenant to employees Ian Leigh and Kevin Airstone. Both of whom had been involved in the original start-up of the company. In attendance were representatives of Nanoflam's customers and suppliers, investors, as well as the 11 Barnsley based employees and support staff from the head office based in Kings Lynn.
The proceedings began with a welcome and introduction given by Managing Director Andrew Littlewood. He gave a brief explanation of the history of the company and thanked all those who had contributed to helping Nanoflam achieve this award. Customers, Suppliers, the landlord and Investors and of course the employees. He concluded "we are very proud and excited to be honoured in this way"
Mr Andrew Coombs express how pleased he was to be here and went on to congratulated the company and its staff on their tremendous achievement, commenting " there are very few of these award given out each year". The citation was read out by a member of the Lord Lieutenants staff before Mr Coombs presented the scroll and symbol.
The visit was concluded with a short factory tour and an explanation of the manufacturing process.