Pipe manufacturer Naylor Clayware has been honoured with a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category for its high-performance products which are used in demanding applications around the world.
Naylor Clayware is a division of Naylor Industries plc, a fourth generation family business based in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Clay pipe production is an activity which has been associated with the Naylor Group since its foundation in 1890, but as the needs of the construction industry have evolved, so too has the Naylor product offering. The development of high-performance clay pipe systems for trenchless installation and handling hot or corrosive effluents has led to areas of world-leading technical expertise.
The company supplies challenging schemes across the globe, such as where surface activity precludes digging a trench or where process plants emit aggressive chemicals. Its Denlok trenchless pipe has been particularly beneficial internationally in allowing authorities to install or upgrade sewers in fast-growing metropolitan areas where it is impractical to dig up the roads without dramatically disrupting daily life. International sales growth of these high-performance products has led to the company being awarded the Queen’s Award for International Trade; indeed since developing these ranges, the company’s products have been supplied onto every continent and into 65 countries worldwide.
Naylor CEO Edward Naylor, who has been running the business since 1993, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to receive this award. We’ve got a fantastic team: from long-servers with decades of experience through to young and enthusiastic apprentices and this really is a wonderful recognition of all their hard work over so many years.”
He added: “We’d also like to thank our international network of agents and distributors who work tirelessly in flying the Naylor flag across the globe.”
Now in its 55th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years.