A double top honour

A WIGAN business has been honoured by the Queen in a double celebration.

atg UV Technology based in Pemberton, has been awarded a Queens Award for Enterprise for its work in the design and manufacture of UV disinfection systems for industrial and aquatic use.

In a double honour, Her Majesty’s representative, The Lord Lieutenant for Greater Manchester, Warren Smith, presented the award – the Queens Award for International Trade – and also formally opened the firm’s new HQ at Genesis House in Richmond Hill, Pemberton.

The new premises allow atg UV to accommodate their growing level of business, following a joint venture in Chicago, USA, where atg UV developed a second site to accommodate the introduction of UV systems into the US aquatic market.

Chris Purslow, managing director, said: “The development of Genesis House will not only make us more competitive in the world market, but will allow atg UV to triple our production and sales capacity and create new jobs in the local area.”

Lord Lieutenant Smith said: “The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the UK’s highest honour for a UK business, atg UV should be extremely proud to have achieved this Royal standard of excellence.”

The double ceremony took place in front of more than 100 guests including current and past employees, Wigan MP Neil Turner and local council members including councillor Paul Prescott and local Mayor Mark Aldred.