Queen’s Award for Innovation presented to Anacarda by the Deputy Lieutenant
On Monday 6th September, Anacarda’s Managing Directors, Brian Allen, and Paul Jones were formally presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation Category by the Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester.
Anacarda won the Queen’s award back in April 2021 – the UK’s most prestigious accolade for business success – for its specialist Phenalkamine products offered under the Cardamine brand.
Paul Jones FRSC, Managing Director and Queen’s award recipient for innovative products developed for Bitrez and formulator of these Anacarda products said: “I’m delighted that Anacarda has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise especially in the innovation category. Anacardium occidentale, the Cashew Nut tree, and the name of the tree that bears the fruit and nut from which a unique substituted phenol is extracted for this product range was also the inspiration for the name of the Company, Anacarda Limited. This specialist business was set up with Anacarda co-Director Eric Van Nevel, a prominent figure in the Phenalkamine market. Having identified the target requirements, we brought these materials to market with Cardamine now recognised as the leading high-performance product in this class of chemistry, and it is an honour to be recognised with this award”.