For the second consecutive year Contra Vision Ltd has won the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise; this time for Innovation.
Contra Vision®, simply, allows the transformation of glass into a canvas of endless possibilities for see-through graphics for use in; advertising, branding, architectural design, security, digital projection, one-way privacy screening and solar or heat control.
This award recognises the role of continual innovation in supporting and growing the company which holds 30 inventions either patented or patent pending. The business began over 30 years ago with the registration of the first patent granted for this form of see-through graphic technology by Chairman and inventor, Roland Hill. Since then Contra Vision has created and led the market in see-through graphics. Contra Vision® can be seen worldwide on buses, buildings, trams, cooler doors, retail premises, entrance doors and is often used for security purposes.
Contra Vision is applied to some of the most iconic buildings in the world, including the new UN Plaza Building in New York City, designed by Foster + Partners.
The continuing growth and success of the business is mainly due to continual innovation which enables the company to expand and refine the market for see- through graphics worldwide. Contra Vision Ltd Managing Director, Roger Hill, comments “as a small company, we are delighted to receive this recognition of our continued efforts to invent and develop new products”.
Innovative examples of Contra Vision® include the windows of The Snowdrop Mersey Ferry, recently wrapped in a design by Sir Peter Blake to create a modern version of a ‘Dazzle Ship’, a digital projection onto The Sage in Gateshead for the opening of the BUPA Great North Run in September 2014 and a stunning window installation in Bermondsey created to promote a new perfume which shows how see-through graphic technology can transform window displays and add impact to any street scene.
Having won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade in 2014, Contra Vision is delighted to have won this year’s award for Innovation, all of its business being based on its patented inventions.