Lord-Lieutenant of West Sussex presents Chamber member with the Queens Award
On Tuesday 4th November Susan Pyper the Lord-Lieutenant of West Sussex, accompanied by a number of distinguished guests including Jonathan Lucas the West Sussex High Sheriff and the Mayor of Worthing Vic Walker, visited Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd’s (ETI) new 12,000 square feet temperature sensor manufacturing facility in Dominion Way Worthing, and presented the company with their prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade. It is the second time in three years that ETI have received The Queens Award, and the Lord-Lieutenant commended the company on its outstanding achievement, in her address to the ETI work force, many of whom were present at the ceremony.
ETI’s Managing Director, Peter Webb, set up the business with his wife Miriam in 1983. A local Worthing manufacturing success story, the company now sells over one million thermometers every year; making it the UK’s largest digital thermometer manufacturer and exporter. As a result ETI has seen continued growth with an annual turnover in excess of £10 million.
Still a family run business, the company proudly manufactures nearly three-quarters of its hand-built products on site at its two factories in East Worthing, providing employment for 160 local people.
Delighted to receive such a prestigious accolade, Peter Webb said, "Receiving the Queen's Award for Enterprise is an honour for the company and recognises the achievements and dedication undertaken by all of our employees. By investing just over £1 million in our new factory in Dominion Way this year, we have been able to lay the foundations for the continued growth of the business in years to come.”