His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, Dame Hilary Chapman, has presented the Haith Group, the UK’s leading designer and manufacturer of vegetable handling equipment, with its second Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
Speaking at the presentation on 22nd October, Duane Hill, Haith’s managing director, said: “We are immensely proud to be receiving this award, our second Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category, the most prestigious award a UK business can receive and an award that wouldn’t have been possible without our dedicated team.
“I would like to sincerely thank everyone involved in developing the Rota-Tip TE but give special thanks to our customers, who set us the challenge of designing a way to empty vegetable boxes in a safer and more efficient way.
“I also need to thank David Haith, who led the design of the original concept and Nigel Haith, who made the patent application and entered the Rota-Tip to be considered for a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
“We have achieved this award by building upon the firm engineering foundations that the late Geoff Haith started back in 1947 and by expanding and investing in the Haith business.
“We are acutely aware that we have won this award in the last year that it will be known as the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, and we offer our condolences with sympathy to the Royal Family as we remember and reflect on the Queen’s remarkable life as the reigning monarch for 70 years.”