Daniamant celebrates its second Queen’s Award for Enterprise


Leading marine safety equipment manufacturer, Daniamant, is proud to announce its second Queen’s Award, unveiled on the 21st April 2020 by Her Majesty, The Queen.


The Queen’s Award is the highest honour for a UK company and this is the second Queen’s Award for Enterprise Daniamant has been awarded, this time for its innovative Odeo Distress Flare. The Awards are made annually by HM The Queen and are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category.


Commending the company for the product’s clever design and functionality, the judging panel were impressed by the Odeo Distress Flare, particularly as an alternative to the pyrotechnic red hand flare and the first electronic flare in the market. The company was also praised for creating demand for a new market, developing a new revenue stream and its work to introduce new legislation and regulations worldwide.


The Odeo Distress Flare reduces the risk of possible burns or damage to a user or life raft, and uses LED technology to display a red flicker, signalling distress, whilst also displaying the internationally recognised SOS signal. It lasts for nine hours and has built-in infrared light for search and rescue at night, giving the user the best chances of being seen. It also saves on transport costs and has no environmental disposal issues that pyrotechnics have.


Kevin Rough, CEO at Daniamant, comments, “This is a fantastic achievement for our brand, and we are all very proud of this very successful product range. The Odeo Distress Flare is not only an innovative and life-saving product development, but it is changing behaviours and the mind-set across the industry – something we are very proud of.”


Winners are invited to a special reception at Buckingham Palace later this year and will be able to use the Queens Award Emblem for a period of five years as a symbol of the brand’s quality and success.


Daniamant was also crowned a winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise – Innovation in 2014. For more information about Daniamant and its products, please visit: www.daniamant.com