Stockport-based energy firm Edina, a supplier, installer and maintenance provider for combined heat and power (CHP), gas and diesel power generation solutions, was this week presented with its second Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.
Earlier this year the company was acquired in £55m deal by EPAL, a joint venture between state-owned Indian energy services firm EESL and UK-based EnergyPro Asset Management.
Edina won its first award for innovation in 2014 and has now become the only company within the power generation sector to win a second Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. The latest honour recognises Edina’s full turnkey solution and innovations made to the remote telemetry and oil management software to ensure continuous operation of power plant output in achieving over 95 per cent availability.
The presentation ceremony was attended by the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Stockport Council’s chief executive Pam Smith; councillor Kate Butler and Donna Meredith from MIDAS, Manchester’s Inward Investment Agency.
Edina’s Director of Commercial and BD, said: “It is a great honour to receive Edina’s second Queen’s Awards for Enterprise and is a true testament to the staff through which has made this achievement possible.
“Our staff is Edina’s growth engine and as we look to further develop our business in the UK and Ireland, and grow our business overseas across India and Australia, our established knowledge, expertise and capability is instrumental in accelerating our growth ambition.”
Councillor Butler added: “I’m honoured to celebrate Edina’s success in being awarded the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. This award alone is very impressive but what’s even more extraordinary is this is Edina’s second Queen’s Awards received.
“On behalf of Stockport Council, I want to offer our sincere congratulations on receiving the Award. The criteria for the Innovation Award is very stringent and it’s a testament to the hard work to everyone at Edina.”
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