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RED Engineering has officially received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation from the Duchess of Northumberland.

THE Duchess of Northumberland presents the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation to RED Engineering’s (l – r) Richard Kent, Joe Orrell and Toby Bailey

The Queen’s Award is one of the highest honours that can be bestowed on a UK-based company and is given annually to those who have realised outstanding success and achievement.

The Hexham firm provides consultancy, bespoke equipment and testing services for companies in the offshore oil and gas, renewables and nuclear decommissioning sectors.

A high-tech clamp designed for the world’s deepest underwater oil well was among the work singled out in the award’s citation, showcasing the speed and originality the company brings to meeting the needs of customers.

The Duchess presented a commemorative crystal bowl to RED Engineering’s directors Joe Orrell, Richard Kent and Toby Bailey.

She said: “I’m delighted to be able to present this very prestigious business award. The RED team is clearly doing a great job, working on some very complex projects.

“Achieving the Queen’s Award will be a real boost for them at a regional and national level, and their hard work and dedication will no doubt be an inspiration to other businesses.”

Joe Orrell, managing director, said: “I would like to thank Her Grace for this presentation and her time today.

“The Queen’s Award is one of the highest accolades a company can win. For us, we see this as a tribute to the quality of our excellent staff and the commitment and dedication they bring to their work.

“The award is a highly respected and relevant achievement, so I’m sure it will prove a significant mark of excellence for us as we grow and win new customers in the coming years.”

RED Engineering has a global reputation for developing and delivering high impact solutions that deliver efficiency savings for FMC Technologies, GE Oil & Gas, Technip and Subsea 7 among other clients. Services include consultancy, supply of bespoke equipment and qualification testing with current clients.

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