21st April 2022
A Nottinghamshire company has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade. Ampetronic Limited is one of 225 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Announced today (Thursday 21 April), Ampetronic has been recognised for its excellence in international trade.
Employing 50 people, Ampetronic is based in Newark, Nottinghamshire, UK and has been trading since 1987. Its mission is to bring intelligible sound back into the lives of people with hearing loss by improving the quality of installed hearing access equipment. The company produces a wide range of electronic products for hearing accessibility, primarily Audio Induction Loop Systems that can deliver sound direct to hearing aid users. As passionate advocates for technology solutions which improve lives of those with hearing loss.
On winning the award Julian Pieters, Managing Director of Ampetronic said:
“I am delighted – managed to sustain a significant level of growth in international trade over the last 6 years despite restrictions imposed by the pandemic – testament to our team of managers, staff and partners and shows the genuine benefit we provide to people who experience hearing loss”
Now in its 56th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards Emblem for the next five years.
Applications for Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2023 open on the 1st May 2022. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise.
Founded in 1987, Ampetronic™ are innovators in the full range of induction loop and hearing loop systems and technologies. As passionate advocates for technology solutions which improve lives of those with hearing loss, Ampetronic™ design, manufacture, and promote loop systems, around the world. Key technologies include current drive and phase shift arrays. For more information, visit https://www.ampetronic.com or follow us at: https://twitter.com/ampetronic
How hearing loops work:
Hearing loops can be installed in a variety of environments, from larger venues such as theatres, conference facilities and houses of worship to smaller, one-on-one communication settings such as at ticket counters and meeting rooms. Hearing loops can also be installed in vehicles, including taxis, trains, buses, and trams.
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About Queen’s Awards for Enterprise
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the UK. The awards were first established in 1965 and since then over 7000 companies have achieved a Queen’s Award.
The awards celebrate the success of exciting and innovative businesses which are leading the way with pioneering products or services, delivering impressive social mobility programmes or showing their commitment to excellent sustainable development practices.
This year 225 UK businesses have been recognised for their contribution to International Trade, Innovation, Sustainable Development and Promoting Opportunity (through Social Mobility). 7 of these businesses won double awards meaning that a total number of Queen’s Awards for Enterprise which were awarded in 2022 is 232.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2022 include:
- 141 awards for International Trade
- 51 awards for Innovation
- 31 awards for Sustainable Development
- 9 awards for Promoting Opportunity (through Social Mobility)
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2023 will be open to applications from 1st May to early-September 2022. Almost all UK businesses (including non-profit) can apply, and the application process is free. All applications must be made online, and you may apply for more than one category. All entry forms, eligibility criteria and information on how to apply is available here https://www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise .
Making a real difference to lives of people with hearing loss.
Established in 1987 by Leon Pieters, a highly skilled engineer and local preacher, Ampetronic has built a reputation as the worlds’ leading authority on hearing loop and assistive listening technology, and a champion of standards of best practice.
Based in Nottinghamshire, UK, Ampetronic makes hundreds of customer sites in more than 20 countries around the world accessible and enjoyable for people with hearing loss. End users can enjoy and experience high quality sound independently.
Passionate advocates of equality of access, Ampetronic also promotes the use of hearing loops, and informs architects, designers, consultants, specifiers, installers and supporting organisations about innovative assistive listening solutions.
Ampetronic has a growing employee roster of around 50, comprising sales, marketing, distribution and R&D functions. Within Ampetronic resides the world’s largest dedicated hearing loop technical support and design team, ensuring continuous product innovation, using a combined experience of over 200 years, to provide a comprehensive service to all our clients.
A family business at heart, MD Julian Pieters has followed in his father’s footsteps to lead the company for well over a decade. Under his guidance, Ampetronic has achieved phenomenal growth and commercial sustainability whilst cherishing the values and verve of Leons’ vision, for developing technically innovative products that make a real difference to peoples’ lives.
Everything we do must result in a genuine benefit for our customers and end users. We do not simply create products to sell, we develop systems with...
- Technical accuracy
“One in six people lives with a hearing loss. That’s a huge number of people whose lives we can make a difference to, every day. We’re proud to be leading the field in assistive listening technologies, sharing our expertise, educating others and finding out what people with a hearing loss really want. It’s about constantly raising standards, being innovative and improving lives.”
Julian is an engineering graduate from Cambridge University and has an MBA from INSEAD. He joined Ampetronic in 2004 to strengthen the management team while Ampetronic expanded rapidly into new markets.
Julian's vision, drive and acumen are instrumental to the success of Ampetronic, both as a company and as developers of world leading assistive listening solutions. He has been actively promoting equal access legislation, induction loop and assistive listening technology, globally, for well over a decade.