Right royal honour for Lancaster technology firm

Rinicom technician Adam Weldrick with some of the company's products.
Rinicom technician Adam Weldrick with some of the company's products.

A Lancaster communications specialist is to receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.

Two employees from Rinicom Limited – chief executive Garik Markarian and office manager Ann Marie Mount – will travel to Buckingham Palace to receive the prestigious award from the Queen.

Rinicom, which is based at Riverway House on Morecambe Road, is a technology company which develops and makes rapidly deployable communication systems for professional security firms and first responders – who often reach the scene of an accident before an ambulance.

Revenue from exports has been growing by more than 30 per cent per year.

Four students at Lancaster University’s School of Computing and Communications are sponsored by Rinicom.

Prof Markarian, who also works at the university, said: “Winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise is a fantastic achievement for us and clearly demonstrates the international demand for cutting-edge technology.

“Strong links with Lancaster University and our investment in research and development has enabled Rinicom to maintain its competitive advantage and continuously innovate, enabling us to develop a full range of world class systems.”