On Friday 13 July 2012, Dame Janet Trotter, the Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire (UK), presented Tim Freeman, Managing Director of Freeman Technology, with the 2012 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category International Trade.
Gli ospiti, che hanno incluso i fondatori di Freeman Technology Reg e Jan Freeman, hanno partecipato alla celebrazione dell'ora di pranzo presso la sede centrale dell'azienda a Tewkesbury, nel Gloucestershire, nel Regno Unito. Oltre a testimoniare la presentazione ufficiale, tutti hanno avuto l'opportunità di visitare la struttura, che ospita tutte le attività di produzione, ricerca e sviluppo dell'azienda e commerciali, e che è stata sede del team di tecnologia Freeman per poco meno di un anno.
The Lord Lieutenant, who toured the Freeman Technology headquarters ahead of the presentation, was accompanied by Deputy Lieutenants Mr Andy Hodson and Professor Colin Dennis, as well as Gloucestershire County Council Chief Executive Mr Peter Bungard, who read out Queen’s Award citation.
Dame Janet Trotter said that one of the delights of her job is that she learns something new every day. She went on to explain how the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise were established in 1965 and are designed to acknowledge British businesses that excel.
Receiving the crystal bowl and the scroll that signify the achievement of a Queen’s Award, Tim Freeman made a point of thanking everyone who has contributed to the company’s success. “I am especially proud of the Freeman Technology teams around the world and thank them all for their hard work and continuing commitment to the company,” he said. “I do also want to say thank you too to all our suppliers whose skills and expertise we rely on in producing high quality scientific instrumentation, and to the many individuals and organisations who have supported the growth of the company over the years.”
Tim Freeman also reminded everyone that without the vision, drive and determination of Reg and Jan Freeman, who founded the company and took it in the direction of powder characterisation in the late 1990s, Freeman Technology would not be enjoying the worldwide success that it does today.
Freeman Technology’s FT4 Powder Rheometer is widely used to characterise the flow properties of powders. The information it delivers is used to underpin process and product understanding and supports the optimisation of powder processes across many different industries.
Dall'inizio del 2011, Freeman tecnologia ha notevolmente ampliato la propria presenza a livello mondiale e le vendite cresciute in tutto il mondo con la costituzione di una nuova operazione diretta in Nord America e un'estensione della partnership di distribuzione per includere la Cina, l'India, Malesia, Singapore, Taiwan e Thailandia. Inoltre, mossa dello scorso anno agli attuali locali più grandi nel Regno Unito ha esteso la portata della società per la produzione e il supporto.
The 2012 Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the company’s second, having been awarded in 2007 in the category of Innovation. www.freemantech.co.uk
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