10:34AM, Sunday 22 April 2012
An electrophysiology product company is celebrating after winning a prestigious Queen's Award.
Scientifica, which develops high quality equipment for electrophysiology researchers at a production facility in Kings Grove Industrial Estate, Grenfell Road, Maidenhead, picked up the Queen's Award for Enterprise (International Trade 2012).
The award is given on the advice of the Prime Minister and recognises the contribution that export has made to the company's growth, as 70 per cent of its business is overseas sales. It's Maidenhead base has 14 staff and apprentices.
Joint managing director David Rogerson said: "This award is the ‘cherry on the cake’ for us, a real sense of achievement. We want to give something back to the local community here in Maidenhead and have a very strong apprentice programme."
Scientifica products are used by researchers around the world, the majority of whom are involved in research into neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, as well as cancer.