Leading bathroom supplier HiB has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the innovation category.

Among the most prestigious awards for UK businesses, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are designed to recognise outstanding achievements in the fields of Innovation, International Trade, Sustainable Development and Promoting Opportunity.

Her Majesty The Queen selects the awards on the advice of the Prime Minister, who is assisted by an advisory committee, including representatives of the government, industry and commerce.Winning companies able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years.

This year marks the 54th anniversary of the awards and to celebrate, 220 UK businesses have been recognised for their contribution to their particular industry. HiB is among 66 companies highlighted for their successes in innovation, assessed using specific criteria such as: invention, design, production of goods; performance of services; marketing and distribution.

Headquartered in New Southgate, North London, HiB is one of only 220 organisations to be recognised nationally by the prestigious award, which highlights businesses that have outstanding industry achievements.

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HiB was chosen for its excellence in innovation, which is central to the ongoing success of the company. In a statement, the firm highlighted the work of its dedicated product development teams, whose product designs challenge traditional perceptions of bathroom mirrors and cabinets.

HiB Managing Director, Robert Ginsberg said: 'This is an incredible achievement for HiB and is a fitting testament to the hard work, creativity and vision of all our employees across our 30 year history.

'As a company, our vision has always been to be the leading supplier of innovative, creative solutions which make bathrooms beautiful, whilst making a substantial difference to the lives of our people, partners and the world we live in. We thrive on developing new products which present an added "wow" factor, but also feature the very best technology to make their experience all that more exciting.

'It is wonderful that HiB has been recognised as part of the Queens Award for Enterprise and we are looking forward to focusing our energies into developing more innovations in the future.'