Spirent positioning technology business wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

April 29, 2022  - By

GNSS positioning company recognized for continued international trade success

Queen's Award logoThe positioning technology business of Spirent Communications has been honored with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Spirent is one of only 226 organizations in the United Kingdom to be recognized with the Queen’s Award, which acknowledges the company’s excellence in international trade.

Spirent is headquartered in the UK, with its positioning business in Paignton, Devon, developing and manufacturing positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) test solutions. It also has a research and development facility in Daventry, Northamptonshire.

“As reliance on PNT technology continues to grow, our positioning technology business is the trusted partner of the world’s foremost PNT developers, delivering maximum performance without compromise through our dedicated test and validation solutions,” said Martin Foulger, general manager, Spirent Positioning. “We are honored to receive the prestigious Queen’s Award accolade, which is testament to the hard work of our employees in enabling us to achieve such tremendous success worldwide.”

Powered by its international trade, its exports outside of the UK represent a significant proportion of its business, serving a global customer base across five continents and more than 40 countries. Its technology has represented the global gold standard for commercial and government research and development facilities since the inception of GPS.

Its core business is the simulation of GNSS signals in laboratories for the development of applications used in advanced aircraft, chipsets, satellites, smartphones, cars, autonomous systems, marine vessels and defense systems, as well as the navigation systems themselves.

“Market leaders who are developing PNT applications have placed their trust in our test solutions for decades due to our unrivaled performance, realism and reliability,” said Foulger. “Furthermore, Spirent expertise is directly enabling and driving innovation in connected and autonomous vehicles and machine learning, as well as helping to make the world more sustainable through working closely with fields such as smart cities and precision agriculture.”

Now in its 56th year, the Queen’s Award are the most prestigious awards for businesses in the UK and a globally recognized royal seal of approval for companies. As a winner of the award, Spirent is permitted to display the esteemed Queen’s Awards Emblem for the next five years.

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Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.