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Manufacturer of Olympic cauldron presented with Queen’s Award

Stage One, manufacturer of the London 2012 Olympic cauldron, has been presented with the prestigious 2013 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of Continuous Innovation.
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Stage One, manufacturer of the London 2012 Olympic cauldron, has been presented with the prestigious 2013 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of Continuous Innovation.
 The Lord Crathorne KVCO, Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, presented the award at a special ceremony held at Stage One’s manufacturing centre in Tockwith, North Yorkshire, in front of employees, clients and press.
 The award was made in recognition of ten years’ continuous innovation in finding ways to realise the creative visions of their clients in the events, theatre and architectural industries across the globe.
 Highlights of this decade of innovation and ingenuity have included building Thomas Hetherwick’s stunning Olympic cauldron and using Stage One’s Cablenet system and Qmotion software and hardware to fly scenery and performers for the London Olympic and Paralympic opening and closing ceremonies.
 Stage One has developed specialised materials knowledge and sophisticated manufacturing processes, allowing it to take on varied and innovative architectural projects such as the manufacture and installation of the Zaha Hadid designed Chanel Mobile Art container that toured Tokyo, Hong Kong and New York; and constructing London’s high-profile Serpentine Gallery pavilions each summer since 2009.
 Mark Johnson, CEO of Stage One, said: “We’re delighted to win Britain’s most prestigious business award – it’s a testament to the creative talent, energy and hard work of our highly skilled team of craftsmen, designers, engineers, technologists and artists.
 “Our aim is to bring ambitious ideas to life and to push the boundaries of what seems possible through innovation and creative manufacturing, and everything we create is built from scratch, here in Yorkshire. We’re always developing new technologies, and current innovations include new portable, reusable structures for a full range of touring applications.
 “We want The Queen’s Award to be a real springboard for Stage One, as we continue to develop both the business and our capabilities. Looking to the future, our aim is to play an integral part in as many major international events as possible, and we’ve already set our sights on both the 2016 Olympics, and the World Cup in 2022.”
www.stageone.co.uk

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