This is the second time the veteran Cornish manufacturer has won a Queen's Award, having previously been recognised in 1995 in the same category.
Allen & Heath's MD, Glenn Rogers, told Sonic State, "As a British company, we are thrilled to be recognised by the Queen's Award Office once again. Since Allen & Heath's inception in 1969, our goal has been to build a premium global brand, and the relationships we have formed with our distribution partners, which now number more than 80 across the globe, are key to our success. Not only do we rely on this international network to spread the reach of the Allen & Heath brand but also to gather customer feedback, which influences our future product development."
Allen & Heath started out providing mixing consoles for the bands Genesis, The Who and Pink Floyd. Now part of D&M Holdings Inc. Japan, its current portfolio covers a broad spectrum of the industry, with recent users including Adele, Morrissey, President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, ESPN Sports, Sasha and Pete Tong. Products include the brand-new GLD digital mixer, iLive digital mixing system, iDR installation series, Xone DJ range, ZED compact USB mixers, XB-14 dedicated broadcast console, GS-R24 and ZED-R16 recording mixers, GL multi-purpose series, MixWizard compact range and PA portable series