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By Jessica Ross - 21st April, 2022 | Posted in All sector
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Sychem achieves the Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Sychem has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.

Sychem is one of only 225 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise, Sychem has been recognised for its excellence in international trade.

The awards are given to UK businesses every year in recognition of outstanding achievements in four different categories: international trade, innovation, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.

Sychem achieves the Queen's Award for Enterprise
Sychem has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.

Who are Sychem?

With over 60 employees, Sychem are experts in decontamination, sterilisation and disinfection. We are a main supplier of decontamination equipment, infection control consumables, chemicals and equipment- including servicing, validation, and testing to a diverse range of sectors.

Sychem works with several industries, including Private Healthcare, Laboratories and Research, Veterinary, Dental and many more.

We work in a prestigious partnership with the Italian manufacturing giant Steelco S.p.A to provide Decontamination equipment. Sychem and Hygiena work to offer an extensive range of ATP Hygiene Monitoring devices and swabs. We also work in UK exclusive partnership with Terragene to provide a diverse portfolio of infection control test and validation consumables.

We are immensely proud to be supporting the Ministry of Defence internationally with contracts around the globe.

Our own UK manufacturing is now represented in over 30 countries worldwide.

To win the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade is a sensational achievement for everyone at Sychem, but none more so than Michael Barnes, our CEO, who built Sychem into the remarkable company it is today.

Here are a few words from our CEO,

“I am incredibly proud of this achievement, the team here at Sychem, and the ethos of our company. Even though we are getting larger, we try to ensure that Sychem remains a friendly and family-run business. We are proud to fly the flag for innovation, design and UK manufacturing and as an exporter of our own products, we have our own in-house training and apprentices who are brought through our engineering programme.

It’s been an emotional journey filled with highs and lows, but luckily, I have an extraordinary lady by my side.

It was an exceptionally proud moment for me when my son Luke joined the business and came into the group, and he is doing so well. The development of my Directors Dan and Colin is absolutely exceptional, and I would say Sychem is in safe hands as it grows.”

Now in its 56th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, and Sychem are honoured to have received one.

When asked about what winning a Queen’s Award meant for Sychem, Mick said.

“From the early days on my own to this is quite a big thing, and I don’t often sit back and reflect on it. If I did, I would probably be quite proud.

The achievement of the Queen’s Award will lead to building customers’ trust, and an increase in sales and longevity.

I am proud to have achieved the award, and I am very proud of the team. To get the award is massive; it’s a huge thing for the team. It’ll be interesting to see what the next ten years bring for Sychem.”

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