CWI UK Accepts Queen's Award for Enterprise

Central Wire UK Limited in Rotherham accepted the International Trade crystal trophy and official scroll signed by Queen Elizabeth on Thursday for being a recipient of the 2018 Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The honor, announced in April, recognizes CWI UK’s impressive, sustained growth in the last three years as an international manufacturer of high-quality stainless steel and nickel-based alloy wire products.

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the most prestigious business award in the United Kingdom, recognizing the best businesses in the UK and allows winners to showcase the emblem for the next five years.

Many of the 57 employees at CWI UK attended the trophy presentation service Thursday. Roper said in April: “The winning of this award gives recognition to all the hard work and commitment given by each of our employees both past and present." Gary Griffiths, a CWI UK employee for over 30 years, accepted the award on behalf of the company. He’s the oldest shop floor serving employee and knows cutting and all the wire drawing processes. It’s his kind of hard work and dedication that has earned CWI UK this award.

Gary Griffiths, CWI UK's oldest shop floor employee, here accepting the Queen's Award scroll from Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, Sir Andrew Coombe.

Thursday’s presentation followed summer celebrations, including a gala dinner and The Queen’s Award Reception at Buckingham Palace in June. Prince Charles represented the palace, and CWI UK Ltd. Managing Director James Roper and CWI President and CEO Paul From were in attendance.

CWI UK’s wire drawing and wire rolling operations manufacture round and profile forms in more than 50 different alloys. It also produces welding consumables and slickline products used extensively in the oil and gas industry.

With headquarters and facilities in Canada and facilities in the U.S. and the UK, CWI has the widest range of high-performance specialty alloys in nickel, stainless, red metal, and cable products. Numerous industries worldwide, including oil and gas, medical, aerospace, automotive, and marine, use CWI high-quality, certified products.