Third Award for Zenith Oilfield firm

Greg Davie and Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Aberdeenshire, James Ingleby
Greg Davie and Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant for Aberdeenshire, James Ingleby

INVERURIE based Zenith Oilfield Technology, a Lufkin company, was presented with a third Queen’s Award for Enterprise on Monday (June 24).

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Aberdeenshire, James Ingleby, visited Zenith’s Inverurie headquarters and presented general manager Greg Davie with a Grant of Appointment and crystal bowl to recognise the company’s achievements.

The Lord-Lieutenant took a tour of the offices, workshops and labs before joining members of staff for a special celebratory barbecue lunch.

The Queen’s Awards acknowledge outstanding achievement by UK businesses and Zenith was announced as the sole Scottish company to win the Innovation award in April for its pioneering automated oil well surveillance system, Z-Sight.

Mr Ingleby said: “I’m delighted to be here representing Her Majesty The Queen to present Zenith with a third Queen’s Award.

“I believe Innovation is the most exciting award and the Z-Sight technology is a huge leap forward for the oil and gas industry.

“This achievement comes from good leadership as well as a dedicated team, and I congratulate them on working together to win this third award.”

This is Zenith’s first Innovation award after two previous wins in the International Trade category in 2009 and 2011.

As winners, Zenith also received an invitation from HM The Queen to a reception at Buckingham Palace in July.

Greg Davie, general manager of Zenith, said: “It is a great honour to be presented with our third Queen’s Award in just five years. Being the only Scottish company to be named winners of the Innovation category shows just how tough it is to be recognised, and we are all extremely proud of what we have achieved.”