The award was presented to the company by the Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade, Rt Hon Liam Fox MP.
The business designs and manufactures ‘next to skin’ performance clothing worn by astronauts, special forces and leading police and fire departments.
Armadillo Merino was co-founded in 2011 by Andy Caughey and Hamish Morrin. The clothing they sell is appropriate for the highest risk places and environments in the world.
The idea behind the clothing was established when Andy was watching images of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with burns and injuries which were a result of the clothes they were wearing. The ‘next to skin’ performance clothing does not melt or drip if it burns, it helps to regulate temperature, as well as being comfortable and stylish.
The Board of Trade Award means that Armadillo Merino will be given permission to use the President of the Board of Trade’s logo on their products and website. This is a great honour and a fantastic achievement.
Pauline Latham OBE MP was delighted to learn that a business based in Duffield in her constituency, she said:
“I would like to congratulate Armadillo Merino, which is a business based in Duffield, in my constituency for winning a prestigious Board of Trade Award. This is a wonderful achievement and I am proud that this local business keeps going from strength to strength. I am particularly impressed by the work it does to help people and make their life easier.”
Featured Image: Andy Caughey being presented the award by Dr Liam Fox MP