A THELWALL company had plenty of reason to celebrate after being given two prestigious awards.

Software development company, DriveWorks were presented with two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, recognising their outstanding achievements in Innovation and for International Trade.

The team welcomed 135 guests to its headquarters the Queen’s Award presentation and digital technology and automation open day.

The Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire, David Briggs, presented the two awards and Royal Grant of Appointments, to company founders, CEO Glen Smith and Vice President, Maria Sarkar, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.

Mr Smith said “We are all so proud to have received this recognition.

“The award inspires us to do more, to keep on innovating and working hard to maintain our strong international channel.

“We are pleased to be making a significant contribution to the economy and community”.

Th firm’s unique software allows manufacturers to build their own 3D configurators so that they can easily sell online and manufacture digitally.

It is being used by companies across Europe, North America, Australia and in the Asia-Pacific region.

Among the guests joining DriveWorks to celebrate the achievement was Cllr Wendy Johnson, Mayor of Warrington, Faisal Rashid, Labour MP for Warrington South, DriveWorks customers, friends, family and many other members of the community

The Queen’s Awards are the highest award available to UK businesses and recognise outstanding achievement.

This year, DriveWorks are one of only six companies in the UK to receive a Double Queen’s Award.

Described by Mr Briggs as ‘a truly great achievement and testament to the hard work and commitment from the entire DriveWorks team’.

The digital technology and automation open day showcased the award-winning software and gave guests the opportunity to see the software in action.

There were live configurators, videos, 3D printers and virtual reality to explore.

A spokesman for the Laskey Lane firm said: “The benefits of using DriveWorks software can be applied to any company that wants to sell customisable or configurable items.”