British EOS® Clients Win Queen’s Awards for Enterprise – the UK’s highest official award for business—from The Queen at Buckingham Palace
Image from LEFT: BioStrata’s managing directors Clare Russell PhD and Paul Avery PhD, Microlise’s Executive Director Bob Harbey and Finance Manager Becky Harbey.
2 British EOS® clients have won Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in 2019 – the biggest and most prestigious awards for UK business, designed to recognise and encourage outstanding achievements worldwide. The winners were recently invited to Buckingham Palace to meet Her Majesty The Queen in recognition of their outstanding success.
2019 Award winners BioStrata and Microlise both work with Dean Breyley Community Leader (Europe)™ and Certified EOS Implementer™ of Grow or Die UK to run the Entrepreneurial Operating System™ (EOS). EOS is a complete set of simple concepts and practical tools that has helped thousands of entrepreneurs get what they want from their businesses. By mastering this simple way of operating, leadership teams of growth-oriented companies systematically and permanently improve.
BioStrata won an Queen’s Award for International Trade. As a specialist marketing communications agency, BioStrata connects companies in the life science sector with customers worldwide, to assist in the adoption of cutting-edge products and services that drive scientific discovery and impact the world. This award recognises BioStrata’s international growth and success, which has only been made possible by the team’s commitment to the sector, and its dedication to providing quality work and excellent customer service across its valued client-base.
“BioStrata is motivated by delivering results for our clients, but moments like this provide an opportunity to thank our valued industry partners and our international team for all their support. The year-on-year growth marked by our Queen’s Award helps us to invest in our people and in nurturing creativity and innovation, and to strive for greater success for our clients,” comments Clare Russell PhD, co-founder and Managing Director of BioStrata.
Paul Avery PhD, co-founder and Managing Director of BioStrata, adds: “BioStrata’s specialist focus on life science marketing communications set us apart internationally and in the UK. Our deep scientific knowledge, dovetailed with extensive commercial and marketing expertise, means we can communicate effectively with the international audiences who life science companies want to reach. We effectively turn technical data and application information into creative, inspiring messages that resonate with customers and drive action. We know how life science customers think, feel and buy – after all, we used to be them.”
Microlise Group Holdings Ltd won an Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation. Having secured the award for International Trade in 2018, Microlise has been recognised for leadership and pioneering development of driver performance technologies. Innovations have resulted in fleet operators being empowered to reduce fuel usage, increase efficiency and improve safety standards.
Chief Executive Officer, Nadeem Raza said: “Innovation is in our DNA and underpins our credentials as a global leader in telematics and transport management solutions. For almost forty years, we have invested in research and development to develop real-time customer solutions that support both driver safety and operational efficiency. We’re delighted to have once again been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, in recognition of the dedication, hard work and commitment of our 480 strong team.”
A Queen’s Award for Enterprise is probably the most prestigious accolade that a UK business can earn. The winners are an inspiration to all UK businesses, having demonstrated a substantial and sustained growth over three consecutive 12-month periods, to a level which is outstanding for the products and services concerned, and for the size of the organisation. Both BioStrata and Microlise work with Dean Breyley of Grow or Die to implement the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), following a process that has been proven to work with thousands of companies world-wide. EOS contains simple and proven innovative tools to strengthen each component of the business. The result is a healthy, focused leadership team and an organisation that makes continual progress towards achieving the vision. Professional, full-time Certified EOS Implementers are intensively and continuously trained to maximize the time and money invested in the system.
Dean Breyley from Grow or Die comments, “By fully and completely implementing EOS, we help companies to achieve things they never thought possible as they become one of the most healthy, disciplined, focused, and productive companies in their space. Working with BioStrata and Microlise and being part of their journey to achieve a healthy and focused company has been extremely rewarding. As Queen’s Award winners operating EOS, they are extremely well equipped for continued growth and part of a collaborative support network of thought leaders for life”.
About The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious awards for UK business, designed to recognise and encourage outstanding achievements in the fields of Innovation, International Trade, Sustainable Development and Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility). The Queen’s Awards scheme was instituted by Royal Warrant in 1965 and the first Awards were made in 1966.
This year, 201 UK businesses have been recognised for their contribution to international trade, innovation, sustainable development and promoting opportunity (through social mobility). Please visit our website for more information: www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise @TheQueensAwards
About BioStrata Ltd
Started in 2014, BioStrata is a fully integrated service agency offering inbound marketing and public relations through strategy, branding and message development, content creation, creative execution, and digital marketing. With offices in Cambridge (UK) and Boston (US), our growing team includes a significant number of people with deep scientific experience and knowledge, such as PhD-qualified scientists and others who have spent time in laboratories at the start of their careers. Our international team is also skilled across the entire marketing mix, with over 100 years’ combined experience. International sales have grown from £445k to £1m, an overall growth of 131% across the last three years with their two main overseas markets being Europe and the USA. We represent a broad range of life science companies from start-ups to global corporates. Our current clients range from companies providing life science research tools, diagnostics and lab automation solutions, to those working in the food and environmental technology, biotechnology, drug discovery and pharmaceutical sectors.
In April 2019, BioStrata launched Life Science Newswire, a targeted press release distribution service, to help companies reach industry journalists and editors worldwide with life science and healthcare news they’ll find interesting. To learn more about BioStrata’s team, industry focus and services, visit: www.biostratamarketing.com @biostrata
About Microlise Group Holdings Ltd
Microlise designs, develops and creates technology solutions to capture data and create meaningful insight covering areas such as driver performance, vehicle usage and safety standards. These software and hardware products help fleets to reduce the cost and environmental impact of their fleet operations while helping transport service providers and retailers to deliver an excellent customer experience. 70% of HGV vehicles on the UK’s roads are now equipped with Microlise telematics.
Microlise is a pioneer of logistics and telematics technology and has been delivering enterprise grade solutions for the road transport sector since 1999. The company works with two of Europe’s leading truck manufacturers, as well as with JCB and with Tata Motors in India. It has in excess of 500,000 active subscriptions in 196 countries around the world. Further information on Microlise can be found at: www.microlise.com @microlise
About Grow or Die
Grow or Die is celebrating its’ 5th birthday as a successful UK service-based business. Dean Breyley of Grow or Die is one of only 5 Certified EOS Implementer’s™ based in the UK for the Entrepreneurial Operating System® ( EOS®) following a process that has been proven to work with thousands of companies world-wide. EOS contains simple and proven innovative tools to strengthen each component of the business. The result is a healthy, focused leadership team and an organisation that makes continual progress towards achieving the vision. Professional, full-time Certified EOS Implementers are intensively and continuously trained to maximize the time and money invested in the system. EOS is applicable to business clients of all sizes and experience levels, successfully achieving clear business growth for small to medium privately-owned companies.