Lord Lieutenant presents 2010 Queen’s Award to Malvern Instruments

Tribute to technological innovation in Zetasizer Nano particle characterisation systems

Paul Walker (left) md of Malvern Instruments receives the 2010 Queens Award for Enterprise from the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire, Sir Michael Brinton

Materials characterisation company Malvern Instruments was presented with the 2010 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation by Sir Michael Brinton, Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire, in a ceremony at its UK headquarters and attended by employees from all parts of the organisation.

This is Malvern’s fifth Queen’s Award, which this year acknowledges the company’s ongoing development of its Zetasizer Nano particle characterisation systems.

Accepting the Award, Malvern’s managing director Paul Walker said he was proud of the achievements of the whole company.

‘Malvern Instruments was established some forty years ago to commercialise a technological innovation, and while we have come a long way since then in building a global and more diversified business, we have certainly not forgotten our roots,’ he said.

‘I believe that winning this award, specifically for innovation, pays great tribute to the vision, knowledge, expertise and sheer hard work of individuals and teams within our company.

‘However, it’s not only a tribute to those with the technology know-how, but also to everyone in the wider organisation whose individual contribution is vital to Malvern’s success.’

The Zetasizer Nano makes highly sophisticated technology accessible to users with varying levels of expertise and from different backgrounds. Automation and software-driven measurement make the instrument easy to use, and one that is essential in many projects from drug discovery to routine quality control.