Queen’s Award For Isle Of Wight Firm Spinlock

Spinlock is based in Cowes

A Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation has been awarded to Cowes firm Spinlock.

The company designs and manufactures rope holding equipment and personal safety products for leisure and commercial water users.

Spinlock's Deckvest in action
Spinlock’s Deckvest in action

The awards are prestigious business accolades, celebrating excellence.

Spinlock has been named as a winner for its Deckvest lifejacket.

The firm’s CEO Chris Hill said:

“Due to the success and popularity of the Deckvest, Spinlock has been able to grow exports to 25 countries across the globe, add new market sectors and has seen a 20% increase in employment at our two sites in Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

“The continued success of Spinlock reflects a truly dedicated and talented team. They are a passionate group of individuals who really understand the market; many of them are keen sailors and this unique insight helps them develop and design products that are truly innovative.”

HRH Duke Of Edinburgh at Spinlock
HRH Duke Of Edinburgh at Spinlock

In 2016, Spinlock won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade and hosted a visit by the Duke of Edinburgh.

Representatives from the firm will attend a winners’ reception at Buckingham Palace in July, hosted by the Queen.