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Bedfordshire business that ‘makes maths fun’ becomes Winner of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Helen Nellis, has praised Maths Circle Ltd for being awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Maths Circle Ltd is a small company of seven employees who developed "Times Tables Rock Stars" a gamified app solution to engage children with learning of times tables and increase their confidence and proficiency in maths. The Bedford-based business won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category.

Innovation Award winners are defined as having demonstrated that their business has substantially improved in areas of performance and commercial success by either outstanding innovation, continued over at least two years, or continuous innovation and development over at least five years. Innovation achievements are assessed for invention, design or production; performance of services and products; marketing and distribution; or after-sales support of goods or services.

On receiving news of the award, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Helen Nellis, said:

Maths Circle has used its unique creativity and innovation in the development of the maths app, which has made children’s interactive learning fun and engaging. I am delighted that it has been honoured this year. My sincere congratulations to the team for receiving this most prestigious award and my best wishes for their continuing success.