Derby firm is one of only seven in the UK to be honoured with two awards for 2022
Peak NDT Ltd is delighted to announce that it has been honoured with two prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. The 2022 Awards were officially presented by Mrs Elizabeth Fothergill, CBE, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire, during a celebration event which was held at The River Mill in Darley Abbey on Friday 20 January 2023. Mrs. Fothergill was accompanied by Mr. Peter Ellse, DL.
The event was attended by around 40 guests made up of Peak NDT employees, alongside a number of the firm’s suppliers and clients including Derbyshire’s own Rolls Royce and Transform NDT. Also in attendance was the Mayor of Derby, Councillor Robin Wood and Councillor David Wilson, Chairman of Derbyshire County Council.
Peak NDT was chosen to receive a Queen’s Award in both the Innovation and International Trade categories and the company, which is based in Jubilee Business Park, is proud to be named as one of only seven firms throughout the whole of the UK to achieve double award status.
Established in 1995, the company is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance multi-channel conventional and phased-array ultrasonic instrumentation used for non-destructive testing (NDT) in a wide range of advanced engineering sectors including Nuclear Power Generation, Aerospace, Oil & Gas and Renewables.
For many years, Peak NDT’s MicroPulse technology has been at the forefront of ultrasonic NDT technique development and used by leading research organisations. The company was recognised in the Innovation category for the development of a flexible, compact, lightweight and enclosed version of their premium instrument system range which incorporates novel solutions to achieve high performance and low power operation.
The company was recognised in the International Trade category for outstanding short term growth in overseas sales over the last three years. Its main markets are the US, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong and Switzerland and annual overseas sales have doubled over the past three years, growing from 58% to 71% of total turnover. New customers have been established in most regions of the world, with recent sales channels being developed in India, Japan and Singapore, and new developments mean sales are set to increase significantly per annum, mostly overseas.
Peak NDT’s managing director, Simon Parke, said: “We are delighted to have been selected for these awards for Innovation and International Trade. They recognise a long history of innovation and export sales at the company and are a fantastic endorsement of the achievements that the whole team has delivered over many years.
“This acknowledgement will help us to continue to develop our technology and export sales for our customers around the world and I would like to personally thank everyone who has worked hard to help Peak NDT reach this outstanding achievement.”
Now in its 56th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards Emblem for the next five years.