Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant presents Kinneir Dufort with Queen’s Award for Enterprise


Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Bristol, Mrs Mary Prior MBE, has presented integrated research, innovation, design and product development company, Kinneir Dufort, with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise – International Trade.

The 2015 Award recognises Kinneir Dufort’s international export growth,that has seen the company work with clients across Europe, Asia and the Americas. 

Kinneir Dufort’s international success is built on a clearly defined strategy across the four main sectors where the company operates - medical, consumer, defence and industrial. The trading strategy is predicated on the objective of long term commercial growth and the organisation’s belief in the value of the unique integration of research, creative and technical capability, combined with a commitment to maintain internationally recognised quality systems. 

Speaking following the official Queen’s Award presentation at the company’s Head Office in Bristol, Jim Orkney, Managing Director, Kinneir Dufort, said

Achieving this prestigious award shows that Kinneir Dufort is not only a recognised and trusted partner for companies within the UK, but also globally. This couldn’t have been achieved without a fantastic team and is something that we are all immensely proud of.

During the visit, the Lord Lieutenant was given a tour of the office, where she was introduced to employees working in different disciplines across a variety of projects. Mrs Mary Prior MBE, was also shown the in-house model making department, prototyping lab, design, engineering studio and dedicated research facilities. 

Commenting on the recognition, Sean Devane, Business Director, Kinneir Dufort said,

It is fantastic to see our combination of market sector focus and unique integration of services recognised by the Queen’s Award. It’s a tremendously high honour and something that will help support our continued business growth as we move through 2015 and beyond.

The presentation took place at the company’s HQ in Bristol  with Kinneir Dufort’s team in attendance. On behalf of the team, Jim Orkney, Managing Director accepted the engraved crystal bowl and scroll detailing the award.