Innovative SAR Payload Receives King’s Award for Enterprise

Smith Myers, which produces a suite of SAR systems that provide new and mission critical capabilities to first responders around the world, has received the King’s Award for Enterprise By Abi Wylie / 10 May 2024
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Smith Myers, a leader in cellular communications solutions, has been honoured with a King’s Award for Enterprise Innovation 2024 for their technology, including the ARTEMIS suite of Search and Rescue SAR systems have been saving lives around the world. 

Smith Myers has been nationally recognised with the prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise and in particular, for its Excellence in Innovation, an accolade acknowledged worldwide. 

Recently selected for several major UK, European and North American SAR and Coast Guard Programs, ARTEMIS provides a new and mission critical capability to aircrew/first responders and is deployed around the world in Maritime Patrol, Border Control, Aerial Firefighting and Natural Disasters. 

As an employee-owned company, Smith Myers attributes its success to a close-knit team of talented engineers and their focus on applying cutting edge technology to provide SAR solutions for its customers. The company’s 37 years of collaboration with network operators, government agencies, law enforcement, military, and search and rescue organisations has solidified its position as a leader in innovative solutions. 

By partnering with crewed and uncrewed aircraft and ground-based vehicle OEMs and integrators, Smith Myers continues to expand its product portfolio, including ground-based ARTEMIS systems for use in mountain rescue, on water rescue or remotely operated vehicles. ARTEMIS is acknowledged as the global leader in SAR cellular technology and has previously been recognised by the Royal Aeronautical Society with its Silver Medal award. 

The King’s Awards for Enterprise, previously known as The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, were renamed last year to reflect His Majesty The King’s desire to continue the legacy of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s by recognising outstanding UK businesses. 

The Award programme, now in its 58th year, is the most prestigious business award in the country, with successful businesses able to use the esteemed King’s Awards Emblem for the next five years.

“This is truly a great honour and tribute to our team who have created an evolving and innovative life-saving suite of products. In our 37th year in business, we are delighted to have been recognised for Excellence in Innovation – the key driver of everything we do,” said Peter Myers, co-founder and Company Director.

Andrew Munro, Managing Director, added; “ARTEMIS is a perfect example of how our team applies industry leading cellular technology to provide a meaningful solution to a real-world problem. 

“As the first system of its type, ARTEMIS continues to lead the market worldwide.  Close work with our expanding customer base has seen several spirals of capability innovation already.  Simply put, ARTEMIS saves more lives, faster. Everyone at Smith Myers should be very proud of this prestigious recognition of their work.” 

Posted by Abi Wylie Connect & Contact