The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise is an awards programme for British businesses and other organizations who excel at international trade, innovation, sustainable development or promoting opportunity. They are the highest official UK awards for British businesses. The scheme was established as The Queen’s Award to Industry by a royal warrant of 30 November 1965, and individual categories have been known in the past as The Queen’s Awards for Export, Export Achievement, Technology, Technological Achievement and Environmental Achievement.

Awarded for: Business innovation and performance.

Presented by: The Queen.

JUNE MEDICAL is awarded The Queen's Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category for surgical ring retractor Galaxy II.

June Medical is delighted to announce that we are one of 48 organisations presented with this year’s Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation. This is the UK’s most prestigious business award, and comes with the honour of using the Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years.

This accolade stems from the tireless work of every employee at June Medical, as well as all the surgeons and nurses that have helped develop and fine tune the Galaxy II. Their diligence is the key driver of our success, which continues to grow.

But the true significance of this award is not what it means to the company, but to the patients the Galaxy II helps. This compact and lightweight retractor is a true surgical game-changer, reducing costs and, most importantly, improving patient outcomes by making surgery safer and easier.

"We are immensely proud to have contributed in a very small way to improving the patients safety by using the Galaxy II at Imperial Healthcare Trust. We supported the Galaxy from the word go and have never looked back."

Judy Payne, St Mary's Imperial College Healthcare Trust, London, United Kingdom