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Amble firm wins best of the best

Nigel King, owner of QuestUAV received the award

Nigel King, owner of QuestUAV received the award

Amble firm QuestUAV Ltd, featured on our front page last month, has since flown still higher, winning the Best of the Best Innovation award for its work, including project results coming from as far away as Antarctica and the deserts of Chile.

The award, presented by Newcastle University Business School at the North East Business Awards, marked the firm as a leader in its field, beating more established, higher turnover companies to the coveted prize.

Dr Joanna Berry of the Newcastle University School of Business, presenting the Innovation Award, hailed it as an outstanding example of everything they were looking for in a finalist:
• Significant investment with universities to advance science.
• Investment in and job creation with local students.
• Having a proven track record in regional, national and global sales.
• Being at the forefront of its industry.
• Having an outstanding record of innovation.

It was also voted as finalist in the Newcomer Award and the Small Business Award. In the prior regional ceremony, it also won the Innovation Award, Newcomer of the Year and was a finalist in Small Business of the Year.

QuestUAV Ltd is the only UK manufacturer of small fixed wing unmanned airborne vehicles (sUAVs) designed to carry sensors and payloads for environmental, research and humanitarian uses worldwide. All sUAVs are designed and manufactured in its technical lab in Northumberland. QuestUAV designs, manufactures and sells the sUVAs and trains users on the technology and provides services for high resolution aerial mapping.

The event was held at Hardwick Hall, Sedgefield.

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