Dermal Technology Laboratory (DTL) has been awarded one of the most coveted accolades in UK business. In recognition of its international growth and success over the past five years. DTL, based at Keele University Science and Innovation Park has received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
The Award for International Trade was conferred on Thursday 21 April 2016, Her Majesty’s 90th birthday.
The company has been commended in the international trade category in recognition of its continuous achievement during recent years, developing its collaboration with major science-based companies across the world who place contracts at DTL’s Keele University facility in Staffordshire.
The Company has developed close links with Keele University. DTL Chairman, Jon Heylings holds an honorary position as Professor of Toxicology in The School of Pharmacy and supervises PhD and MSc research students who spend part of their courses in DTL’s laboratories. DTL staff are involved in student training and the new BSc degree in Pharmaceutical Science, Technology and Business.
“DTL operates in niche market but has evolved into an international brand representing quality British science. We are very proud of our achievements and recognise the trust of our clients in placing work with DTL and the outstanding efforts of our team producing high quality studies.
“Working with major multi-national companies, Regulators and collaborating with Keele University demonstrates that a fledgling firm in North Staffordshire can grow and compete in the international arena.” David Fox, Managing Director
The 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise will be presented to DTL by the Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire at an event in the summer.
The Queen’s Awards have been announced this year for outstanding business achievement in the fields of International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. The corporate Awards were originally instituted by Royal Warrant following the recommendations of a Committee chaired by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Her Majesty The Queen makes the Awards on the advice of the Prime Minister, who is assisted by an Advisory Committee that includes representatives of Government, industry and commerce, and the trade unions.
Winners of The Queen’s Awards can expect an invitation to attend a special reception at Buckingham Palace.
The awards are made annually by HM The Queen and are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated by UK companies in each business category.