Westminster Partner Queen’s Award


Picture from left: Ziggy Matheous (Chairman of Hidden Technology), Peter Fowler (CEO of Westminster Group Plc), and Chris Nyland (International Marketing & Special Projects Director of Hidden Technology) with the coveted Rose Bowl.

Hidden Technology Systems International Ltd, the leading provider of advanced covert tracking and surveillance equipment worldwide have been awarded the Queens Awards for Enterprise: International Trade 2012; the most prestigious award any British company can receive.

Hidden Technology’s product portfolio includes a wide range of covert tracking devices for the tracking of people, vehicles, vessels and assets anywhere in the world, from anywhere in the world and their equipment is currently in use on every continent. Typical customers include Police, Security Services, Military, High-end Corporate and Governmental Organisations worldwide.

The award ceremony was held at the Rayleigh Weir Fire Station in Essex on 19th July 2012.The Award was presented by The Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Lord Petre on behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. .During the ceremony Westminster were acknowledged as being instrumental to a substantial degree in assisting Hidden Technology achieve international business.

Commenting on the award Lord Green, Minister of Trade and Investment said:

“I am delighted that Hidden Technology Systems received this prestigious award in return for their outstanding success in both the UK and overseas VIP-protection and tracking systems. They have won contracts against some of the world’s leading technology manufacturers because of their ability to construct custom-built impenetrable systems to the high specification essential for sensitive operations.”

Further commenting on the award Peter Fowler, Chief Executive of Westminster Group, said:

“I was delighted to hear that Hidden Technology had won this most deserved award and I was privileged to have been present at the award ceremony.

“Westminster and Hidden Technology have been working closely together for many years and have achieved some considerable success in delivering high security covert tracking solutions to prestigious governmental clients. With Westminster’s extensive international footprint and Hidden Technology’s world beating technology we have a winning formula! We are currently working together on developing some very substantial business opportunities.

“On behalf of the entire Westminster Group of Companies I congratulate Hidden Technology on this very prestigious and most deserved award.”

The Queen’s Awards to Industry were inaugurated in 1966, but have since been renamed as The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise; these are divided into awards for International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. In order to be selected as the recipient of the Award, a company must be exemplary in one of these fields, and have shown outstanding conduct for a period of no less than three years prior to the date of award. Of the many companies who strive to gain the award, only 10% are usually chosen by the awarding committee to be submitted for Her Majesty’s approval and concurrence.

The award has been conferred upon Hidden Technology by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in this, the year of her Diamond Jubilee, with the recommendation of the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Cameron MP, for its achievements as a British company developing exceptional trade internationally