Malvern business The Smart Actuator Company Ltd announces Queens Award win
PUBLISHED: 10:44 24 May 2017
The Smart Actuator Company Ltd (SmartAct) is pleased to announce it has been named as a winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation. The award is acknowledgement of SmartAct’s Electric Actuation, motor driven technology and company growth in the last few years
It is a tremendous achievement for the company and fantastic recognition for everyone who has been involved with the SmartAct Company.
This prestigious award recognises not only the quality of the innovation itself but the enterprising spirit that drives the success of this business.
The SmartAct is a genuine business success story. Invented by a Malvern local resident James O’Donnell (MD) the company manufacture a truly innovative product that is revolutionising the world of Valve & Actuation. The company is currently the 6th fastest growing company in the Midlands and is proud to be a Malvern based company with Family Business values.
Tony O’Donnell, CEO said “For our young company to have won one of Britain’s most coveted business awards is simply amazing. Especially so in this historic year when HM the Queen celebrates the sapphire anniversary of her reign. The award appropriately reflects the time, commitment and effort that our people have invested in the outstanding achievement of our business. It is a standard of commercial excellence & innovation that is recognised worldwide. Our job now is to continue to build on the success so far and to maximise the benefits our innovation can bring both to customers across the globe and our UK economy.”
The timing is perfect as SmartAct join the National Apprenticeship scheme and welcome 4 new young apprentices into the team. Tonya O’Donnell (Marketing Director) added “The recognition of the Queen’s Award is a great achievement for the whole team. We would also like to thank our local Chamber of Commerce and LEP along with The British Valve & Actuator Association and Department of International Trade whose support has been invaluable to the success and growth of our business.”