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Lady Gass presents Queen's Award to Jo Bird and Co
A HIGHBRIDGE safety cabinet company has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise International Trade.
Jo Bird and Co received the award at its offices at Bason Bridge, Highbridge, in recognition of the company’s outstanding performance in terms of export growth and overall contribution to overseas trade.
The presentation was made by the Queen’s representative, the Lord Lieutenant Lady Gass. The event was hosted by Jo Bird’s chairman, Jo Bird, and managing director, Guy Atkins.
Special guests included: Mayor of Burnham, Councillor Martin Cox; Councillor Anne Fraser, Sedgemoor District Councillor; Phil Smith, CEO Business West and Charles Hill, South West Manufacturing Advisory Service.
Invited guests were given a factory tour and saw the bespoke glass reinforced plastic (GRP) products at various stages of their manufacture.
Jo Bird and Co was formed in 1985 and manufactures cabinets for the protection of fire and lifesaving equipment.