Partridge Green firm receives Queen’s Award

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An innovative Partridge Green firm received its Queens Award for Enterprise from the lord-lieutenant last Wednesday October 17.

Turbosound, which creates ground-breaking loudspeaker systems and is based in Star Road, received its third Queens Award adding to the Export Achievement Awards it won in 1987 and 1997.

Representing the Queen’s Awards Office, the presentation party accompanying the Lord-Lieutenant of West Sussex included the High Sheriff, Andrewjohn Stephenson Clarke, vice chairman of West Sussex County Council, Mick Hodgson, the chairman of Horsham District Council, Leonard Crosbie and the deputy lieutenant colonel Richard Putnam.

Philip Hart, chairman of Turbosound, said: “ It is my great pleasure to accept this Queen’s Award on behalf of the company and particularly on behalf of the engineering team.

“We have a small and dedicated team of people here, and this is very much their achievement - the invention of the Dendritic and Polyhorn Waveguides, which we have implemented into no less than three high-end product ranges over the last five years and which has resulted in consistent and steady growth in spite of a persistent and severe recession.

“Staying ahead of the market in a very competitive industry is never an easy task and so it is vital that we continue to seek new and better ways to communicate our core belief - which is to enhance an audience’s enjoyment of live music events.

“The essential ingredients of that purpose are of course engineering innovations, and therefore I would like you to join me in congratulating the team of Laurence Dickie, Danny Cooklin, Helen Moors, Dan Orton, Mark Roberts and Dan Bailey Ornellas.”

The company launched its new Flashline flagship sound system earlier in 2012, which is based on the innovation for use on concert tours and at music festivals, and is already seeing a strong export uptake.