King’s Award for Enterprise – 2024

The Lord-Lieutenant, Sheriff Iona McDonald OBE is delighted to announce that two Ayrshire companies, JST Services (Floating Piers), Ayr and Rohr Aero Services ( Collins Aerospace ), Prestwick have been awarded the King’s Award for Enterprise. They are amongst thirteen businesses based in Scotland named in the second King’s Awards for Enterprise which recognise achievement in innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.

The King’s Awards for Enterprise were previously known as The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise and were renamed last year to reflect the King’s desire to continue the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II by recognising outstanding UK businesses.

The Lord-Lieutenant, Sheriff McDonald said “I am delighted that these companies have been recognised for their innovation and contribution to international trade. They make a significant contribution to the Ayrshire economy and provide considerable employment opportunities. I would therefore like to send them my sincere congratulations and look forward to presenting with the award later in the year.

Minister for Enterprise Kevin Hollinrake said: “I congratulate the incredible Scottish businesses who have received a King’s Award for Enterprise this year.
“Businesses like JST Services who exemplify innovation, and Eribé Knitwear who are exporting British excellence across the globe truly inspire confidence in the British enterprise.
“I wish them every success and commend the invaluable contributions they make to communities both at home and overseas, helping to grow the UK economy.”
UK Government Minister for Scotland Donald Cameron said: “The winners are all outstanding in their field