IFPL is a winner of the 2021 Queen’s Award of Enterprise for ‘Innovation’! This is the third time we will be presented with one of the most prestigious business awards in the country.
IFPL has been recognised for excellence in the field of innovation. This award follows our previous wins in the ‘International Trade’ category in 2008 and 2014.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise celebrate the success of exciting and innovative businesses which are leading the way with pioneering products and services. This year, 205 businesses were recognised nationally for their contributions to ‘International Trade’, ‘Innovation’, ‘Sustainable Development’, and ‘Promoting Opportunity (through Social Mobility)’.
We are honoured to have been awarded in the ‘Innovation’ category for our design of a contactless payment and personalisation device for use in commercial passenger aircraft. The device can be installed as an addition to seatback inflight entertainment systems, and solves the problems of its predecessors’ poor reliability, expensive production costs, and vulnerability to fraud.
Founder and CEO Geoff Underwood commented:
“The aviation sector has been through a tough period recently, so being recognised as a company that is consistently working hard to create innovative products that will help operators to recover post-pandemic is a real boost. I’m so proud of the whole IFPL family for this fantastic achievement.”
Now in its 55th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses personally approved by Her Majesty the Queen. First established in 1965, over 7000 companies have since received an award, with many successfully using the momentum from their achievement to secure new business and venture into new markets.