Fifth-generation family bedmaker, Harrison Spinks, has welcomed the Lord-Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Mr Ed Anderson, to its Leeds headquarters to formally receive its two prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation and International Trade.
The King’s representative visited the 183-year-old bed manufacturer’s Innovation Centre in Leeds to present its two King’s Awards to the company, which is headed by Group Chairman, Simon Spinks.
The King's Awards for Enterprise, previously known as The Queen's Awards for Enterprise, is the highest official UK award for British businesses - Harrison Spinks’ latest two awards add to the five it has previously received.
The King’s Award for Innovation was granted in recognition of the company’s significant work as an industry leader in innovation and design, including its design and manufacture of revolutionary glue-less fine-wire pocket springs.
Harrison Spinks also secured the King’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade thanks to its continued focus on manufacturing premium, responsibly sourced, handmade beds and spring components in international markets.
Simon Spinks, Group Chairman for Harrison Spinks, said:
“We’re all feeling extremely proud and humbled to have welcomed Mr Ed Anderson to our headquarters to receive our two King’s Awards. He met with colleagues across various areas of the business, acknowledging the group effort that has made these award wins possible."
“These awards are especially important to us as a British business – we are a company that champions homemade and homegrown materials and supports other manufacturing businesses both in the UK and overseas – they are a reflection of the hard work the team has delivered, ensuring we are constantly championing innovation and high-quality design while keeping the planet in mind.”
The Leeds-based company was awarded a Queen’s Award for Innovation and one for International Trade in the 2018 awards, as well as Sustainable Development in 2019. It previously received Queen’s Awards for Innovation and Sustainable Development in 2013, bringing the total number awarded to the company to seven.