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Queens award winners 2020

Email Hippo Limited

Launceston Cornwall

Email Hippo Limited is a small company based in Cornwall incorporated in 2015 with 6 employees. The company wanted to solve their personal problem of being the victim of online fraud. Existing solutions were not viable, so they created the MORE API in-house and enjoyed a 90% reduction in online fraud in just two months. MORE is an email validation software service delivered via an API that helps businesses maintain clean data and reduce exposure to online fraud. MORE delivers certainty about two questions: whether emails can be delivered, and whether it’s safe to engage with an email address in day to day business transactions. Every email validated by MORE is checked for 74 datapoints, building a profile. Customers can act on the results of any of these data points accordingly. The company wins the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category.

Medicare Colgate Ltd

Cullompton Devon

Based in Cullompton, Devon, Medicare Colgate Ltd. was formed in April 2005. It supplies Donor Human Milk Banks with lifesaving equipment for the treatment of Donor Human Milk. The company is a research & development based company and over a number of years has completed extensive research into times & temperature treatment for human milk, working with a number of health professionals from various hospitals across the world. It constantly strives to improve functionality and changes in research on the treatment of human milk. In the three years to March 2019 the company's overseas grew by 48%, and now make up 46% of all sales. Its sells to over 50 countries worldwide its five top overseas markets are: Switzerland, Italy, USA, Canada and Sweden. The company wins the Queen’s Award for International Trade for Outstanding Short Term Growth in overseas sales over the last three years.

Information taken from the official press book containing details of the winners of the Queen's Awards for Enterprise for 2020.

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.

Queen’s Awards for Enterprise Categories:


Innovation achievements are assessed for: invention, design or production of goods; performance of services; marketing and distribution; or, after-sale support of goods or services, that have realised outstanding commercial success over 2 years or continuous commercial success over 5 years.

International Trade

Winners have demonstrated that their business has achieved substantial growth in overseas earning and in commercial success (for their business size and sector) through either outstanding achievement over 3 years or continuous achievement over 6 years.

Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility)

This category recognises businesses and organisations that are providing high quality social mobility initiatives and programmes that specifically reach out and support people from disadvantaged backgrounds, in order to inspire and guide the best talent into their organisation and beyond.

The programmes include work experience, careers advice or mentoring for young people; offering non-graduate routes such as traineeships or changing recruitment practices; and, giving equal support and progression opportunities to all employees.

Sustainable Development

Winners in this category demonstrate commercially successful sustainable development practices. Sustainable development achievements are assessed for: invention, design or production of goods; performance of services; marketing and distribution; after-sale support of goods or services; or, management of resources or relationships with people and other organisations.


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