Questuav team’s effort recognised

A firm that manufactures small aircraft drones is flying high after scooping a top award.

Questuav Ltd, based in Amble, picked up the Best Business Start-Up Award on Thursday night. The firm fought off competition from Newton Hall, Firstforwebsites and Kirkham Gray Ltd to take home the accolade of Best Business Start-up, sponsored by Business Northumberland.

Northumberland Business Awards 2013 at Linden Hall.'Nigel King from Questuav Ltd accepts the Best Business Start Up award from Suzanne McCreedy of Business Northumberland.

Northumberland Business Awards 2013 at Linden Hall.'Nigel King from Questuav Ltd accepts the Best Business Start Up award from Suzanne McCreedy of Business Northumberland.

The company designs and manufactures most of the airborne technology within their technical lab in Amble, where their clients include the European Space Agency, British Antarctic Survey and many universities around UK.

Director Nigel King said: “It is fantastic to have won, absolutely brilliant.

“We are a unique company and we have grown very fast and are a really good team that work very hard. We are always looking at innovative ways to improve what we do.”

Shortlist:

Newton Hall

Firstforwebsites

Kirkham Gray Ltd