Horsham business wins prestigious award

A Horsham-based business is celebrating winning a prestigious award.

Telecommunications specialist Metricell - which makes wireless communication networks for government, enterprise and global clients - won a 2020 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in the category of Innovation.

Since 2007, Metricell - which is basd in The Big Blue in Foundry Lane - has helped those working in communications better understand the performance of mobile and fixed line broadband, and driven greater connectivity between service providers and their customers.

Metricell’s Innovation Award is recognition of how their crowdsourcing technology is helping customers around the world measure and monitor network performance: from WiFi hotspots to

Metricell has won a national award

mobile coverage.

Not only does this approach help to improve networks, but also serves to address the continuing challenge of breaking down the digital divide and ensuring connectivity for all, the company said.

Tom Staniland, managing director of Metricell, said: "We are immensely proud to be have been chosen as a 2020 Queen’s Award recipient.

"Winning this award for the third time is testament to the commitment our staff show to being first-to-market with best-in-class products.

The Metricell team

"It is also recognition of the faith our customers place in usand their willingness to invest in leading-edge technology.”

Metricell will celebrate the award win at a Buckingham Palace reception later this year.

The Queen’s Awards were first established in 1965 to recognise pioneering businesses and since then over 7,000 companies have received one.

This year, 220 UK businesses have been recognised for their contribution to international trade, innovation, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.