Diamond celebrate Queen’s Award win

Ink specialists, Diamond Dispersions, have officially celebrated their recent Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade win after receiving the Grant of Appointment from Royal representative, the Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire.

Over 70 people, including Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Cllr John Campbell, Master Cutler, Neil MacDonald, Leigh Bramhall, Sheffield City Council’s Cabinet Member for Business Skills and Nick Scheinkönig, Diamond Dispersions’ original chemist who devised the majority of the firm’s dispersions, attended the special award ceremony at Diamond Dispersions’ factory in Darnall, Sheffield.

Commenting on the event, Diamond Dispersions’ director, Peter Callahan said: “This is the proudest day in Diamond’s history – this is a massive achievement for us.

“We already export 85% of our products but this will undoubtedly help us to maximise business opportunities in the Far East and India where manufacturers view the Queen’s Award for Enterprise as the gold standard.”

Diamond Dispersions employees Mansour Abubaker and Frank Arthur accepted the commemorative rose bowl and scroll on behalf of the company from the Lord Lieutenant who then presented each member of the team with their own personalised memento of the occasion.

Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, David Moody, stated: “From small beginnings to becoming a worldwide exporter, Diamond Dispersions have done an incredible job. I would like to congratulate and wish the company the very best of luck flying the British flag under the Queen’s Award for Enterprise banner.”