Queen's Award for Innovation
We are delighted to announce that we’ve won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category for Innovation. This accolade is specifically for Continuous Innovation, measured over the last decade and is a fantastic recognition of all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes at Stage One, paying homage to the wide ranging expertise of our people.
The Awards are made annually by HM The Queen, and are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category. Our on-going work developing products such as our Cablenet systems, materials development on projects such as the Chanel Mobile Art Container and one-off engineering challenges such as the London 2012 Olympic Cauldron all contributed to our winning entry.
In the words of Mark Johnson, our Managing Director: “Innovation is about taking the known and applying those certainties to the unknown. Thomas Heatherwick coined the phrase ‘James Bond’s gadget workshop’ when talking of Stage One’s abilities. The unfettered imaginings of a man like Heatherwick requires a unique set of skills to address them. Ideas are nothing without realisation and winning this prestigious award is recognition for exactly that: the realisation of dreams.”