Pearson Engineering presented with Queen's Award for Enterprise and Innovation.
Nigel Sherlock, Lord- Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear, Pearson Engineering chairman, John Reece and managing director, John Crompton
On 18th September 2012, Nigel Sherlock, Lord- Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear was welcomed to Pearson Engineering by chairman, John Reece and managing director, John Crompton, to present the company with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation.
Pearson Engineering received the award for designing a range of counter-mine and counter-improvised explosive device (IED) equipment including SPARK- the Self Protection Adaptive Roller Kit.
SPARK, a modular mine roller system designed to be mounted on tactical wheeled and tracked platforms, is designed to trigger IEDs in front of the host vehicle protecting it and its occupants. The innovative piece of kit has been responsible for saving many lives in the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Speaking about the honour of receiving the prestigious award, John Reece said:
“I am delighted that the innovative work carried out at Pearson Engineering has been recognised in this way. The culture the company has developed over many years is one of continually looking to provide new and innovative engineering solutions. Our products have been designed to perform in some of the toughest environments and it doesn’t get tougher and more important than providing mine clearance equipment that saves lives.
“Looking ahead, we are now investing in new mine clearance systems as well as a range of mobile bridge laying equipment which is significantly improved compared to what is currently available in the market place.”