The Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the most prestigious business award in the country, was formally presented to Lynn-based Omex Agrifluids last week by
the Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk Mr Richard Jewson.
He presented the award during a tour of its premises to managing director of Omex Agrifluids Mr David Featherstone.
The company gained the award after its outstanding achievements in exporting products worldwide and its directors have been to Buckingham Palace earlier this year to meet the Queen at a reception held especially in honour of UK companies who have shown exceptional success in their field.
Export director Peter Prentis said the company flew the flag for British industry. “People around the world like to do business with the UK and respect ‘Britishness’ – it opens doors and people trust us,
“To gain the Queen’s Award, which is independently judged, you have to deliver the goods and there has to be a spectacular growth over three years.”
To date Omex Agrifluids, which moved to premises in Saddlebow in 2009 as part of major £4 million investment, has distributors in 65 countries and the marketplace is continually developing.
The business evolved from its sister company, Omex Agriculture, in Lynn’s Estuary Road, which delivers liquid suspension soil-applied fertilisers to farms throughout the UK, although most of its clients are in the east of England. Its tankers can frequently be seen on the roads around Lynn as they begin their journey to farming customers.
Omex Agrifluids, which is purely an export arm of the Omex group, produces foliar fertilisers, which are applied to the leaves of plants to enhance their health and improve their resistance to disease. The liquid products are exported from Lynn in a concentrate form and later diluted with water by the farmers and growers overseas.