Firm awarded top honour

Ezi-Dock Systems receive Queen's Award for Enterprise
Ezi-Dock Systems receive Queen's Award for Enterprise

A Kirkby business has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise – the highest accolade available to UK businesses.

Ezi-Dock Systems Ltd had been selected to receive the honour in the category of International Trade, specifically marking the company’s remarkable achievements in exports sales.

Their award was presented by the Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, the Queen’s representative for the county, Sir John Peace, during a visit to Ezi-Dock’s design and manufacturing plant in Kirkby-in Ashfield.

Ezi-Dock Systems was launched in 2003 to design, develop and deliver high-end industrial packaging products.

“We never wanted to make “me too” products,” said MD Steve McAleavy, “but to simplify and improve the processes our customers undertake everyday.

“Since the companies who process liquids and powders – especially valuable or potent ones – face the same containment, wastage, and contamination challenges the world over, we were always looking at a global market for our products and systems.”

The company’s success has been meteoric. In just 10 years Ezi-Dock has grown from a fledgling start-up to a multi-million turnover international business which exports its products to most European countries, Japan, the USA, South and Central America, China and Korea.