Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester presents Contra Vision with third Queen's Award for Enterprise - Innovation

November 27, 2020

Earlier this year Contra Vision were once again successful in achieving a third Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation.

The presentation by Sir Warren Smith KCVO KStJ JP, Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, would normally have taken place in person. However, in a year where everything has to be done differently due to COVID-19, it was delivered via video on 24th November 2020.

It did mean that for this year’s special event, all employees of Contra Vision were able to attend for the first time. Members of the UK management team as well as overseas representation from both the US and the Netherlands were in attendance and able to raise their glasses in toast to the success of the company.

The winners of the Queen’s Awards were announced back in April 2020 and the team at Contra Vision were thrilled to learn they were successful in winning a third award whilst amid the first national lockdown.

This is a huge achievement with Contra Vision being among just five companies from the area to win this Award. Contra Vision were also recognised in 2014 with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Overseas Trade and another in 2015 for Innovation.

This particular award is in recognition of the company’s development of their High Definition (HD) One-way Vision Perforated Window Film. While standard perforated window film features holes that are 1.6mm in diameter, Contra Vision has developed highly specialised tooling and an exclusive range of films to allow the holes to be reduced to just 1mm in diameter.

The product allows graphics to be printed onto film and applied to glass for advertising, branding, architectural design, one-way privacy and solar control. The perforated film allows a clear view through the glass from the other side.

This is a huge breakthrough and allows printing companies around the world to print graphics that offer amazing detail and clarity never seen before. Text and imagery that was once difficult to read is now early legible. The micro perforations also create the smoothest see-though ever experienced on a perforated film.

I am delighted that Contra Vision has been recognised for a third time and has been awarded the Queens Award for Innovation. I am proud of the team at Contra Vision; their continued hard work and dedication in identifying opportunities and utilising technological developments, ensuring that Contra Vision® products continue to lead the way in the one-way vision window film market."

Roland Hill, Chairman and Founder of Contra Vision Ltd

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