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Vinten honoured with Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2010

Vinten pedestals, tripods and heads

Vinten®, a Vitec Group brand and a global leader in camera supports, is to be formally presented with The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2010 during a ceremony on Tuesday 13 July. Her Majesty’s representative, The Lord Tollemache, Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk, will present the Award and read the citation.

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Vinten has been recognised in the Innovation category for its continuous development of Perfect Balance, a unique engineering solution for professional television camera support that enables camera operators to focus on the perfect shot for longer.

This innovation, first introduced in the mid-1980s and continually refined since, led to a major boost in global sales for Vinten, which is now a world market leader in professional and broadcast camera supports. Television programmes from the BBC’s Saturday childrens’ programme, Bamzooki, to entertainment spectaculars such as The X Factor rely on Vinten pedestals, tripods and heads.

Accepting the Award on behalf of Vinten will be managing director, Roger Wilson. ““This outstanding recognition is a fitting tribute to the continuing success of the Vinten brand and its employees as it celebrates its 100th anniversary, an unprecedented achievement in its own right in the film and television industry” he said.

Local dignitaries will be on hand to celebrate Vinten’s success including representatives fromSuffolk County Council, St Edmundsbury Borough Council, Bury St Edmunds Town Council and Business Link.

About Vinten

Vinten® is a global market leader in camera support technology for broadcast professionals, as well as corporate, education and government applications. The range covers manual heads, tripods and pedestals suitable for ENG, EFP, OB and studio environments. With 100 years' experience pioneering the world's broadcast and film industries, Vinten continues to provide the most innovative, intuitive camera support products available by working closely with today's camera support professionals and understanding their industry needs. Along with five other leading brands in the broadcast industry, Vinten is part of Camera Dynamics Ltd, a Vitec Group company.

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Vinten - 100 years of innovation

It was on 1 January 1901 that William Vinten opened his workshop for business, in Wardour Street in London, as W Vinten Cinematograph Engineers. Since then the company has earned and maintained an unmatched reputation for innovative, operationally excellent, precision engineered products. In 2010 Vinten was awarded a Queen’s Award for Technology for the continuing innovation demonstrated in Perfect Balance.

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