Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Julie Spence OBE QPM, visited Global Inkjet Systems (GIS) at its headquarters on Friday 13 July to present the company with its second Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
GIS, a leading technology provider to OEMs and system builders in the inkjet industry, received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2018 for International Trade, in recognition of its outstanding growth in overseas markets from 2015 to 2017. GIS received its first Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade in 2013.
After an in-depth tour of the GIS premises, including a live demonstration of its latest innovative direct to shape printing technology, the Lord-Lieutenant gave an inspiring speech to assembled GIS staff and guests. The Lord-Lieutenant was accompanied by her deputy, Chris Parkhouse and the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, Dr Andy Harter CBE.
The event was a special occasion for all who attended, and Nick Geddes, CEO of GIS, commented: ‘This Queen’s Award is for all the GIS team, collectively recognising every individual’s contribution.’
GIS also used the occasion to commemorate the contribution made by Jim Brotton, co-founder of GIS, who died in February 2017. A memorial bench has been installed in the grounds of St John’s Innovation Park, close to GIS headquarters.