The staff of Edina have received the company’s second Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, presented recently by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Warren Smith, at its Stockport office.
Edina, a leading supplier, installer and maintenance provider for combined heat and power (CHP), gas and diesel power generation solutions, received the innovation award for its full turnkey solution and innovations made to the remote telemetry and oil management software to ensure continuous operation of power plant output in achieving over 95% availability.
Edina is the only company within the power generation sector to win its second Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, with its first awarded in 2014 also for innovation.
The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester was joined by Stockport Council’s Chief Executive, Pam Smith; Executive Member for Economic Development & Regeneration, Councillor Kate Butler and Donna Meredith from MIDAS, Manchester’s Inward Investment Agency.
Councillor Kate Butler said: “I’m honoured to celebrate Edina’s success in being awarded the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. This award alone is very impressive but what’s even more extraordinary is this is Edina’s second Queen’s Awards received. On behalf of Stockport Council, I want to offer our sincere congratulations on receiving the Award. The criteria for the Innovation Award is very stringent and it’s a testament to the hard work to everyone at Edina.”
Edina staff members Claire Mawhinney and Andrew Slavin accepted the ceremonial award on behalf of all staff and Edina Director of Commercial and BD, Neelima Jain, shared the company’s growth initiative 2021 – an ambitious strategy of accelerated growth across domestic and international markets.
Neelima Jain, commented: “It is a great honour to receive Edina’s second Queen’s Awards for Enterprise and is a true testament to the staff through which has made this achievement possible. Our staff is Edina’s growth engine and as we look to further develop our business in the UK and Ireland, and grow our business overseas across India and Australia, our established knowledge, expertise and capability is instrumental in accelerating our growth ambition.”
The Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, said: “My congratulations to Edina for winning the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in the category of Innovation. Only 72 of these awards were made throughout the United Kingdom in 2018. This is the second time that Edina have won this coveted award. It is an honour to represent Her Majesty The Queen and present Edina with their award, recognising the amount of effort that has been expended by members of their staff. I wish them well in the future.”
Tim Newns, Chief Executive, MIDAS, Manchester’s inward investment agency, said: “I would like to congratulate Edina on receiving the Queen’s Awards for the second time. This is a fantastic achievement and testament to the company’s continued growth, innovative success and their contribution to Greater Manchester and the UK’s manufacturing sector.”
Edina is the official UK and Ireland distributor for MWM gas engine technology and has successfully delivered power generation solutions for E.ON, Gateshead Council, the NHS Trust, MediaCityUK, Arla Foods and Thames Water, to name but a few, helping reduce energy cost, carbon emissions, whilst maintaining security of power supply and improving business competitiveness.