Ocushield named in King’s first enterprise awards
The company is able to use the King’s Awards emblem for the next five years
27 April 2023
Ocushield has been named among the first 148 companies to be recognised in the King’s first enterprise awards.
The King’s Awards for Enterprise was previously known as The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, with the renaming of the accolades demonstrating King Charles’ desire to continue the legacy of Queen Elizabeth by recognising outstanding UK businesses.
Now in its 57th year, the awards enable companies to use the King’s Awards emblem for the next five years. A total of 5000 businesses have received the award since its establishment in 1966.
Ocushield, which produces and sells medical-grade blue-light filtering screen protectors, was established by optometrist Dhruvin Patel when he was a student at City, University of London 10 years ago.
Today Ocushield products are sold in 147 countries worldwide. Last year the Patel and his business partner, Asad Hamir, appeared on the BBC’s Dragon’s Den. It has since attracted £1m of private investment.
Commenting on the award, Patel, said: “I am extremely honoured and proud that Ocushield has been recognised in this way. To know His Majesty The King personally approves each recipient is mind blowing.”
The award will be officially presented to Ocushield by the Lord Lieutenant for Greater London, and Patel will be invited to a royal reception with His Majesty The King at Buckingham Palace later this year.