TWO Wrexham companies have been named amongst 10 winners of a prestigious award.

The recipients of The King's Awards for Enterprise have been announced, celebrating the achievements of UK businesses.

This year, 10 businesses in Wales have been recognised by the King as among the best in the country.

Included are Archwood, in Chirk, who were awarded the Sustainable Development category; and Tension Control Bolts, in Wrexham, for the International Trade category.

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Businesses like these are central to delivering on the government's priority to grow the economy - from creating new opportunities and supporting people into work through to developing new innovations and exporting the best of Britain around the world.

Josh Burbidge, managing director of Archwood Group, said: "Being honoured with the King's Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development 2024 is an incredible achievement involving the entire business. We want to continue to do our part in having a positive impact on the planet and society.

"Each and every one of us plays an important role in our sustainability journey, and we're encouraging colleagues and customers to get involved in any way they can."

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Minister for Enterprise Kevin Hollinrake said: "I congratulate the incredible Welsh businesses who have received a King's Awards for Enterprise this year.

"Businesses who exemplify innovation and business growth, and truly inspire confidence in British enterprise.

"I wish them every success and commend the invaluable contributions they make to communities both at home and overseas, helping to grow the UK economy."

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The King's Awards for Enterprise were previously known as the Queen's Awards for Enterprise and were renamed last year to reflect the King's desire to continue the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II by recognising outstanding UK businesses. The Award programme, now in its 58th year, has awarded more than 7,000 companies since its inception in 1965.

Welsh Secretary David TC Davies added: "I'm absolutely delighted to hear about the success of these businesses in Wales and it's brilliant that their hard work has been recognised. All the winners of the King's Awards are leading the pack in their areas of expertise.

"I know we have a fantastic culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in Wales and I'd like to congratulate the winners and thank them for the contribution they make towards growing the Welsh economy, creating jobs and spreading prosperity."

This year's King's Awards for Enterprise are given for outstanding achievement in:

• Innovation

• International trade

• Sustainable development

• Promoting opportunity through social mobility

His Majesty's Lord Lieutenants will be presenting the Awards to businesses locally throughout the year.