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It’s official: Calibre receives Queen’s Award

Royal awards ceremony at Calibre UK HQ recognises contribution to international trade


Bradford, UK, 17 October 2012 - Calibre UK, a leading manufacturer of image processors today accepted a chalice and certificate presented by  HRH The Duke of Kent at an official awards ceremony at Calibre UK’s offices celebrating Calibre UK’s achievement in winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2012, in the international trade category.


The packed event was attended by local council and dignitaries as well as several international clients representing Calibre UK in China, Europe, China, North America and Japan.


HM the Queen has been graciously pleased to approve a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade to Calibre UK in recognition of its sustained export growth and international success between 2008 and 2011.


Calibre UK will attend another event later in the year which will see Tim Brooksbank and Pauline Brooksbank of Calibre UK meet with HM The Queen and other Queen’s Award winners to receive formal recognition.


Over the past three years, Calibre UK has introduced five new image processing product lines comprising nearly 30 individual models designed to address the increasing display needs of video professionals. They have simultaneously established a strong distribution partnership with many companies throughout the World, with particular focus in Germany, Europe including Eastern Europe, USA, Australia, South East Asia, Hong Kong, China, and the Middle East.


Significant export growth has been achieved for Calibre products and the Calibre brand as well as development of OEM and own-label customers who market Calibre products as part of their own range.  Calibre’s sustained high level of R&D investment in technology and products, backed up by associated investment in market development and publicity has educated the professional AV and broadcast technology markets on the power of their image processing products which are able to scale, warp and blend images for use in staging, live events, education, museums, public information systems and sports grounds as well as many other professional electronic display environments.


These elements combined have carved a niche for Calibre UK as a major force in the display and broadcast image processing markets worldwide.



Justifiably proud of this accolade, Tim Brooksbank, Chairman says: “As a British company based in Bradford, Yorkshire, it’s great to be recognised by such a well respected institution. Having our partners and customer present at today’s ceremony made the recognition very special. It firmly establishes us as one of the world’s leading suppliers providing world-class innovation and growth and is something everyone at Calibre has helped to achieve.  I am particularly proud of our development of a strong international distributor and OEM partnerships which includes a number of world-class highly respected brands as well as more specialist niche market distributors.”


Attending the ceremony were several international business partners who made the following comments:



We are very honored to be invited to this prestigious awards ceremony and are proud to be involved with Calibre UK as part of their international business in Japan.

Shinichi Kurotaki, Hakuto Co, Ltd, Shinjuku-Ku, Japan



Optoma would like to express their heartfelt congratulations to Calibre UK for their recognition in The Queen's Award. We are delighted to be associated with Calibre UK our chosen partners in extending our range of Optoma ProScene ProAV system solutions across Europe.  Our close collaboration on the HQView products enables Optoma ProScene projectors to seamlessly integrate, providing industry leading edge-blending and warping solutions with simplified setup and total solution support from the industry acclaimed Optoma ProScene support team.


Justin Halls, Head of Product Management, Optoma Europe

Calibre UK is to be admired for its world class technology capability, but also while many others have sub-contracted manufacture overseas, Calibre UK developed and invested in skills in all aspects of high added value manufacturing and management of its supply chain in the UK.  We are proud to see them along side us at trade shows around the world. Digital Projection Limited is fortunate to have such a capable partner based so locally in the North of England, and we are pleased to see their long-term investment and hard work recognised with this award.  We look forward to future collaboration.


Dermot Quinn, Director of Product Development, Digital Projection International

Calibre UK sets a great example to all UK companies in the displays sector. Their products are widely used and highly thought of around the World, in a time when almost all electronics are produced in Asia, Calibre UK stand out as a British company excelling in their field and DisplayLED are delighted to work with them and call them our friends.


Graham Burgess, CEO, Display LED Screens Ltd




About Calibre UK

Calibre UK is highly respected worldwide as a specialist manufacturer of image processing technology with 24 years (1988-2012) of experience.  Calibre continues to evolve its product range and make further technical advances in the broadcast, ProAV, aerospace, defence, medical and industrial markets through the innovative use of modern technology.  Utilizing its own in-house hardware and software design teams for all product development including OEM programmes.


Manufacturer Contact

Pauline Brooksbank

Calibre UK

Phone: +44 1274 394125

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