VIPs, friends and family joined the JACKLOC team at its Leicestershire headquarters when the window restrictor supplier officially received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation.
Guests including Police & Crime Commissioner Lord Bach and High Sheriff for the region, Tim Maxted, heard the Grant of Appointment read by the Clerk of the Lieutenancy before the award was presented to Directors Emma Wells and Judith Burrows by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Lady Gretton.
“As you can imagine, we are thrilled to officially receive our Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation,” comments Emma. “Winning the Queen’s Award – a globally recognised business award is an incredible achievement, and we still can’t quite believe it. The success of the Jackloc brand and our MK2 key-lockable restrictor at home and abroad has been phenomenal and it looks only to improve thanks to this prestigious award.”
Emma and Judith’s father Derek Horne, who was attended with their mother, had pioneered the original restrictor after hearing the story of a child dangling from a hotel room window, and named it after his Grandson Jack. That simple solution was developed and transformed into a business by Emma, Judith and their late sister Deborah.
Picture: The Jackloc team with Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach (left), Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire Jennifer Lady Gretton (Centre) and High Sheriff, Tim Maxted (right)