Direct Healthcare Services (DHS), has been presented with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise and Innovation – the highest official UK honour for British businesses.

The award for the company was first announced last April.

HM The Queen’s representative, The Lord Lieutenant of Gwent Brigadier Robert Aitken, presented the company with its award on Tuesday, February 14 during an official presentation ceremony at the company’s Caerphilly headquarters.

The accolade is in recognition of DHS’ innovative hybrid Mercury Advance mattress, which is designed to save healthcare organisations around the world vital time and resources by reducing the incidence of pressure ulcers.