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Watson-Marlow Limited is honoured with Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2018 on Her Majesty’s 92 nd birthday

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June 8th 2018

The award recognizes the Company’s development of its Qdos pump technology the world’s first self-contained, chemical metering pump.

Qdos, the innovative chemical metering pump wins the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2018. This category rewards world class innovation coupled with proof of five
years of sustained sales.

Qdos pumps provide more accurate, linear and repeatable metering than conventional diaphragm metering pumps and feature a single, no-tools component change with integral
leak detection, reducing process downtime and lowering the overall cost of ownership. Watson-Marlow Limited is headquartered in Falmouth in Cornwall and is a leading
manufacturer of peristaltic pumps and tubing. It is part of the Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group, a world leader in peristaltic pumps and complete fluid path technologies.
Watson-Marlow is one of 230 businesses from across the UK to have been recognized for its contribution to innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity.

Simon Nicholson, Managing Director of Watson-Marlow Limited comments:
“To win a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of Innovation is fantastic news for our business. It is a marker of the tremendous energy and commitment of our staff as well as
their pursuit of the very best in product innovation. Every member of our team can celebrate his or her part in this prestigious win. We are truly honoured and delighted to find ourselves
in receipt of a Queen’s Award for the second year in a row.

“Qdos is no ordinary pump technology. The judges have clearly recognized the tremendous work undertaken by our product design team. Qdos provides a solution to a wide range of
industrial and environmental applications that require chemical dosing. The market demanded cost effective systems, offering increased safety and low operational expenditure.
This is precisely what we delivered and as such, Qdos – which is manufactured here in our Falmouth factory – is now deployed all over the world.”

Greg Clarke, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said:
“The UK has some of the most entrepreneurial and innovative minds in the world delivering jobs, growth and greater choice for consumers and I am proud to see a wealth of these businesses being recognized today.”

About Queen’s Awards for Enterprise
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the UK. The awards were first established in 1965 and since then 7,114 companies have achieved a
Queen’s Award.

The awards celebrate the success of exciting and innovative businesses which are leading the way with pioneering products or services, delivering impressive social mobility
programmes or showing their commitment to excellent sustainable development practices. This year 230 UK businesses have been recognized for their contribution to international
trade, innovation, sustainable development and promoting opportunity (through social mobility).
Successful businesses include:

152 winners for the international trade award
72 winners of the innovation award
8 winners of the sustainable development award
6 winners for the promoting opportunity award

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2019 are open to applications from 8 th May 2018. Almost all UK businesses (including non profit) can apply, and the application process is free. All
applications must be made online, and you may apply for more than one category. All entry forms, eligibility criteria and information on how to apply is available at https://www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise/after-you-apply

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