Royal success for Fenland businessman after company wins Queen-approved trade award

A FENLAND businessman is celebrating after his company was handed a top trade award approved by Her Majesty the Queen.

Toby Churchill Ltd, owned by David Collison, from Christchurch, picked up the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the international trade category.

The Queen approved the Prime Minister’s recommendation to recognise the business, which manufactures communication aids for people with little or no ability to speak.

It is the third time the company has received the award since it was established by Toby Churchill, himself a user of communication aids.

Mr Collison, chairman and owner of Toby Churchill Ltd, said: “Four years ago it was a great honour to take over the company that Toby Churchill, himself, had started in 1973.

“I am delighted that we have this public recognition of the great work that Toby commenced, which I now carry on through my stewardship.”

The company currently employs 35 people at its factory in Over, Cambridgeshire.

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During its 38 year history, it has designed and manufactured Lightwriters, its flagship product. These have been used by more than 100,000 people across the world, who would otherwise not be able to communicate.

Toby Churchill Ltd recently celebrated record results, with sales topping the �3.8million mark of which �2.9 million was for exports.

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