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Oxford: Seacourt wins third Queen's Award for sustainable development 

By Dan Teuton
28 April 2016
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Seacourt has won the Queen's Award for sustainable development for the third time, in recognition of its ground-breaking LightTouch print technology, the world's first waterless LED printing process, and for its innovative approach to sustainability. This is the third time in less than a decade that the Oxford company, which will mark its 70th anniversary this year, has received the accolade.

Managing director Gareth Dinnage said: "We are absolutely thrilled to win our third Queen's Award in nine years, an unprecedented achievement for a company of our size, and a rarity in the print industry. 

"We are a small family firm with established roots in Oxford and have shown that it is completely possible, in an industry like ours, to re-write the rule book and be truly innovative. We have done that, both with the creation of LightTouch, a world first, and by the radical way in which we work.  We send nothing to landfill and have become one of the leading environmental print companies in the world. 

"Our motivation has simply been our desire for the best environmental practice and to improve sustainability in an industry we believe still has a way to go before the environment is a number one priority." 

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s most prestigious enterprise awards which recognise outstanding achievement in three categories: innovation, international trade and sustainable development.  Awarded annually since 1966, they celebrate companies and individuals who are outstanding in their field.

Oxford: Seacourt wins third Queen's Award for sustainable development

Gareth Dinnage (left), managing director, and Nick Dinnage, operations director, Seacourt

 

Oxford: Seacourt wins third Queen's Award for sustainable development