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Sure Purity raises glass to Queen’s Award recognition

A company behind the prevention of contaminated drinks is raising a glass to an industry honour.

Blaydon-headquartered Sure Purity has received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for international trade.

Founded in 2016, the business makes carbon dioxide polishing filtration systems, which remove potentially harmful trace impurities from beverage grade carbon dioxide.

Founder and managing director Gary Robson said: “It’s an incredible honour to receive an award this prestigious, and we’re proud to be flying the flag for the North East.

“We’re a region that is known for our history of innovation and we’re proud to be continuing this legacy.

“With our industry-leading product, we’re not only helping to protect global brands and their consumers from issues of contamination, we are also providing a sustainable way for major brands’ beverage bottling plants to reduce their solid waste by 50 per cent, and in doing so lower their carbon footprint.”

With increasingly high demand from international customers, the company has experienced considerable growth over the last few years, doubling turnover since 2019.

And despite the challenges of COVID-19, Sure Purity has increased its workforce and moved into larger premises, with further plans in place to create more jobs.