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C-Kore win 2nd Queen’s Award

C-Kore Systems Limited from Escrick, York have been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for the second time in 3 years. Following their award for Innovation in 2019, they have now been recognised for their International Trade.

Now in its 55th year, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the most prestigious business award in the UK recognising outstanding achievement, with Her Majesty The Queen personally approving all winners. This year C-Kore is one of only 122 companies across the UK who are to receive an award for their contribution to International Trade.

Working from a rural location near York, C-Kore Systems provides state of the art equipment for Subsea Electrical Testing to customers worldwide.

Tim Overfield, Managing Director, commented “C-Kore Systems was created from Zetechtics Ltd, the global leaders in subsea control systems. Traditionally, subsea electrical testing relied on down-lines (extremely long extension cables) connecting test equipment on a ship to the subsea infrastructure, a time consuming, expensive, and dangerous process. In 2007 a conversation with a major UK oil operator identified the need for a small, stand-alone subsea measurement tool that could quickly and easily find faults in the underwater electrical network. It was from this conversation that the idea of C-Kore was conceived and developed, compressing all the test equipment into a tiny package that can be used 3,000m underwater. In 2014 C-Kore Systems Ltd was formed and since then the company has grown impressively, continuing to develop new products to solve the needs of their clients.

Having had a tremendous 2019, winning both the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation and Subsea UK’s Innovation and Technology Award (an award which recognises the British subsea sector), news spread globally on how our innovative products are changing the industry practice on how subsea testing is conducted. This resulted in an increase in international trade of over 600%!”

Tim continued “Following on from 2019, the last 12 months has made all businesses look differently at how they work and has brought the C-Kore testing tools to the attention of even more operators. Whether it’s cost savings, ease of use, or not requiring the use of additional specialised offshore personnel, our tools have become the “go to” testing tools when installing, fault finding and decommissioning oil fields worldwide.”

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