Maria Miller MP congratulates Basingstoke company Leverton Clarke on winning prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for second time

Basingstoke MP Maria Miller has welcomed the announcement that local company Leverton Clarke Ltd has won the most prestigious business award in the UK, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, for the second time. The Award has been made in the International Trade category. Leverton Clarke previously won the Queen’s Award in 2014, also for International Trade.
 
200 businesses across the country were selected for their entrepreneurship, and three quarters of this year’s winners are small and medium sized businesses, demonstrating that the UK is one of the best places in the world to start and grow a business. The winners will receive these prestigious awards at a Buckingham Palace reception, where their contribution to the UK economy will be celebrated.
 
Leverton Clarke manufactures speciality chemicals, primarily focused on lithium derivative salts, at its Lister Road base, and exports its products to more than 28 countries.
 
Maria said: “It is a tremendous achievement to win the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, and to win it for a second time is a fantastic accolade for Leverton Clarke. I visited them after they won the Award in 2014 and was so impressed to hear about their achievements then. This Award demonstrates that they are going from strength to strength and I congratulate the whole team on receiving the Award for a second time.
 
“Leverton Clarke is a highly specialist company, trading all over the world, and is another great example of high tech manufacturing, for which Basingstoke has become renowned.”