Business Scotland

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Queen's Awards April 23, 2016

As The Queen celebrates her 90th birthday - seventeen Scottish firms have been granted the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise. This week on Business Scotland we take a closer look at four of them. Gillian Marles visits the Edinburgh-based architectural design studio, Kettle Collective, Renfrewshire medical device innovator Vascutek, Lothian firm, Vegware, which specialises in eco-friendly packaging and the Perth-based company, Merlin ERD which develops oil and gas drilling techniques.


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