Care home training supplier scoops Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Ruth Lee

Care home training equipment manufacturer, Ruth Lee, has been recognised with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade.

The North Wales-based company was one of 220 organisations nationally to be recognised with the award.

Ruth Lee Ltd.’s Managing Director, Paul McDonnell, said: “We are absolutely thrilled and proud to share this news during difficult times.

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“Our export success is built upon strong foundations of quality and customer service – our international customers know and trust us to deliver the best possible products for rescue, safety and manual handling training.

“We work with a fantastic network of distributors across the world to supply manikins to organisations dedicated to improving their safety and training standards. We must thank them for their continued dedication to training.

“Most importantly, though, I must thank our outstanding team here in Corwen. I am proud of the hard-work and dedication shown by everyone – it is this which makes Ruth Lee Ltd the success it is today.

“We are over the moon to be awarded one of the highest business accolades in the country and will continue to work hard to prove that Wales is key player when it comes to international trade.”

Employing 30 people, Ruth Lee has become a world leader in the design and manufacture of training mannikins for industries such as social care after launching in the early 1990s.

Exports represent 70% of its business – a figure which is growing substantially year on year.

The business currently sells to more than 50 countries through a network of more than 40 distributors and has sent manikins to every continent on the planet.

Now in its 54th year, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next five years.

Ruth Lee Ltd has been invited to celebrate its award during a royal reception for Queen’s Awards winners in the summer. Applications for Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2021 open on the 1st May 2020. For more information, visit


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