By Scott Wright

A TWINE and string manufacturer established in Glasgow in the late 19th century is among a host of Scottish-based companies to have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

Henry Winning & Co, which was founded in 1880, has received the international trade version of the award, on the occasion of the Queen’s 95th birthday.

The company, based in Parkhead, produces millions of metres of twine and string every week. Its products are used in a variety of industries. Henry Winning has expanded internationally since its acquisition by the TrueNet Group in 2014.

Johnstons of Elgin, the cashmere manufacturer, secured its fourth Queen’s Award for Enterprise, this time for sustainable development. It follows the firm’s success in the export achievement segment in 1978, 1994 and 2002.

Glasgow-based City Building won its third Queen’s Award for Enterprise, after triumphing in the promoting opportunity award. Kettle Collective, the Edinburgh-based architecture practice, won a second Queen’s Award, this time for sustainable development. It previously won an award for international trade. Aberdeen-based Glencraft Mattresses, which has been supported disadvantaged people for nearly 180 years, won a Queen’s Award for promoting opportunity through social mobility.

Now in their 55th year, Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are designed to recognise British businesses and other organisations which excel at international trade, innovation, sustainable development or promoting opportunity. This year, 205 businesses across the UK were recognised, with the latest round having focused on promoting opportunity through social mobility.

Around 7,000 companies have received the award since the scheme started in 1965.