A HOST of Hampshire businesses have won Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

The successful firms include a rare double winner and a data business less than five years old.

Tonic Analytics, established in 2015, won in the international trade category. It invented a way of blending data with predictive analysis, to address such challenges as saving lives on the roads, tackling crime, reducing airline delays and optimising offshore energy production.

It is currently monitoring compliance with the Covid-19 lockdown and exploring how best to manage the effects of easing restrictions when the time comes.

The company employs 10 people at Southampton Science Park.

Tonic Analytics’ chief executive, Andy Heather, said: “We are all absolutely thrilled that our work has been recognised at the highest level.

“I’m extremely proud of each and every team member for the commitment that they’ve shown to making our company and technology such a success and our projects so meaningful.

“I also thank our visionary partners and clients across both public and private sectors for their outstanding approach to partnership working, confident that we’re collectively making real differences to peoples’ lives with every new project.

“Although this award shines a light on our international projects, we are extremely active in tackling some of the huge societal challenges that exist here in the UK.

“Our work in collaboration with the police and Highways England on helping to improve safety and reduce crime on UK road networks for example, is quite groundbreaking – something that’s never been attempted in such a comprehensive and innovative way before.”

Kwikbolt of Eastleigh achieved the rare distinction of winning in both innovation and international trade categories. It provides single-sided temporary fasteners and associated tooling

Also recognised for innovation were Auto Integrate of Portsmouth, which makes cloud-based vehicle maintenance authorisation software, and Daniamant of Portsmouth, which makes an electronic distress signal used as an alternative to flares.

Recognised for international trade were:

  • Covec Ltd of Southampton, which makes textiles for high performance clothing.
  • DD-Scientific of Portchester, which makes high-performance electrochemical cells for gas detection.
  • Driven International of Hook, which designs sports and leisure venues with a focus on driving and motorsports.
  • Exclaimer, of Farnborough, which provides corporate email signature management for Microsoft Exchange, Office 365 and G Suite.
  • InSync Technology of Petersfield, which makes hardware and software standards converters for international TV distribution.
  • Silclear Limited of New Milton, which makes silicone extrusions, mouldings and fabrications primarily for the dairy industry.
  • WOYC of Alton, which offers delivers product personalisation and customisation online.
  • The Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson, said: “It is gratifying to see Hampshire businesses so well represented in this year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

"Only 220 awards were made throughout the entire United Kingdom this year so to see our county so well represented is a tremendous result and a tribute to the strength of our business community in Hampshire.”