Sesame has won The Queens Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2016!

Sesame Access is very proud to have won The Queens Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2016!

The Queens Award is the highest UK awards for British businesses. Awards are made on advice of the Prime Minister, and are announced by the Queen on her 90th birthday (21st April 2016) in the national press. The Queens Award for Enterprise in Innovation recognises UK Companies which demonstrate outstanding innovation and invention in their products.

Charlie and Alison have been invited to meet the Queen in Buckingham Palace in July 16.

Charlie Lyons, Chairman said ‘To win Royal recognition for our Sesame wheelchair lifts is a huge honor. It’s a great reward for all involved in the Company, especially our world class Sesame designers and engineers. It’s a celebration of British Engineering and British Innovation at its best.’

Steven Lyons, Managing Director said ‘We love working with Architects to develop their design ideas, and turning them into reality using our cutting edge technology. I am extremely proud that my father’s invention not only enables disabled people to access any type of building, but his invention been formally recognised by the Queen and Downing Street. It’s a great legacy for him’

Lewis Scott, Regional Director of UK Trade & Investment South East, said: “I am delighted that Sesame Access has won a Queen’s Award for Innovation and look forward to continuing our work with the company to help them further their international goals. Sesame Access is a fantastic example of a family run company with a great product that is punching well above its weight internationally.

The Sesame lifts were invented by Charlie Lyons, a talented inventor and Hydraulic Engineer. The company was founded in 1996. Charlie’s children, Steven and Alison work with Charlie to develop the products and grow the business.

Sesame has installed their lifts in the some of the most iconic buildings in the world, including Sydney Opera House, Kensington Palace, Apple stores in Europe, Qatar National Library and Sotheby’s Auction House Paris

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Press enquiries to Alison Lyons, Director of Commercial Development 01784 440088 07813 982073