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Cornwall-based marine tech firm receives King’s Award for Enterprise

Joe Bevan
Authored by Joe Bevan
Posted: Thursday, November 2, 2023 - 08:01

Feritech Global officially received the King’s Award for Enterprise on 1st November, at a ceremony held in their Innovation Centre near Falmouth.

The company was named a winner of the prestigious King’s Award earlier this year and MD Rob Ferris was invited to a celebratory dinner at Buckingham Palace in June. Feritech Global received the accolade in recognition of their outstanding success in international trade.

On Wednesday 1st November, the official presentation of the King’s Award was made by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall, Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE. The Lord-Lieutenant presented the trophy, an engraved glass bowl, to Rob Ferris.

The Lord-Lieutenant was accompanied by Deputy Lieutenant, James Staughton OBE, and by Leading Cadet William Wooller.

The King’s Awards flag was also raised at the Feritech Innovation Centre.

Rob Ferris said:  “Receiving a King’s Award is a huge honour for Feritech Global. It is wonderful recognition of the sustained hard work by our talented team. We will fly the King’s Awards flag proudly.”

With customers in over forty countries around the world, exports account for a massive 95% of Feritech’s turnover. The company is hungry for further growth and sees the USA as a major new business opportunity, as that country invests heavily in offshore wind development – which will require exactly the type of services that Feritech provides.

Photo shows: Front Row – from Left to Right, Leading Cadet William Wooller, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall, Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE, Rob Ferris, MD Feritech, with Feritech staff behind.

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