A HAVERFORDWEST-born man’s company based in Norfolk has been given the highest accolade for businesses in the UK for their research on clinical trials.

Tony Rees, born in Haverfordwest is the proud owner of a Norfolk-based company Syne qua non (SQN) who received their second Queen’s Award for Enterprise from Richard Jewson Esq, J.P., HM Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk last week.

SQN were named as 2017 winners of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation – the UK’s highest accolade for business success for Syne-clin, SQN’s innovative technology used in the management and reporting of human clinical trials.

Mr Rees, SQN Director, said: “We are extremely proud and honoured to have received this prestigious award.

“This recognises the achievements of our dedicated team of staff, SQN’s commitment to innovation, technical development, service excellence and providing our customers with exceptional clinical development services that help them to improve the efficiency of their clinical development process to the ultimate benefit of patients and society.”

Born and raised in Haverfordwest, Mr Rees attended Mary Immaculate School and Haverfordwest Grammar School before leaving for university in Bristol in 1975.

Mr Rees still visits his home at least twice a year to visit his mother Doreen Rees and sister Sandra Evans.

Established in Diss, south Norfolk 21 years ago, SQN currently employs almost 90 staff at their offices on Diss Business Park.

SQN was previously recognised with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2009.