Following the announcement of Kohler Mira’s grant of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation in April; Liz Hazeldene, Managing Director of Mira, recently received the award on behalf of the company and its workforce from the Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire at Mira’s production facility in Hull.
The award – presented by the Hon. Mrs Susan Cunliffe-Lister, the Queen’s representative in the county – is for the Mira Flight Safe range of anti-slip shower trays. Mira Flight Safe is the anti-slip version of the company’s Flight Low shower tray, and was developed in response to market demands for bathroom products that deliver multi-generational bathroom installations.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s most prestigious business awards, and are designed to celebrate and encourage business excellence in the UK. Key to the award for Mira Flight Safe was the company’s ability to demonstrate a high degree of product innovation; its addressing the needs of an ageing demographic; superiority over competitive products, and high levels of Corporate Social Responsibility and strong commercial success.
Mira’s shower tray factory in Hull was opened in early 2012, and represented a £6 million investment that it believes puts it further in the vanguard of shower tray manufacture in the UK.