A WARRINGTON-based software business has been honoured at Buckingham Palace with two Queen's Awards.

DriveWorks Ltd, which is based in Thelwall, was among the businesses recognised by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

The team were honoured with two Queen’s Awards in innovation and international trade categories for their work with customers overseas in countries including India, Australia and Brazil.

Vice president and co-founder Maria Sarkar travelled to London with colleagues including her partner Glen Smith, CEO and co-founder, and son Mark Sarkar.

Maria said: "To be invited to a royal reception is fantastic, it’ll definitely put Warrington on the map and raise our profile internationally.

"Our customers in countries including Brazil, India and Australia are very excited for us.

"We told His Royal Highness about our work overseas and he seemed impressed."

Small business minister Kelly Tolhurst added: "The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise acknowledge outstanding achievement in British business and I was delighted to see the winners recognised by The Prince of Wales.

"The event shone a light on the incredible work of businesses across the country and I was impressed to see the wealth of talent and innovation represented at Buckingham Palace.

"It is a fitting honour for the sheer hard work and determination it takes to start and run a successful business.

"Our modern industrial strategy champions businesses across the country – and a prestigious Queen’s Award will be the envy of many them."